The Inkheart Trilogy Slipcase: "Inkheart", "Inkspell", "Inkdeath" (Inkworld, #1-3)
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The Inkheart Trilogy Slipcase: "Inkheart", "Inkspell", "Inkdeath" (Inkworld #1-3)

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  9,091 ratings  ·  359 reviews
The Adderhead--his immortality bound in a book by Meggie's father, Mo--has ordered his henchmen to plunder the villages. The peasants' only defense is a band of outlaws led by the Bluejay--Mo's fictitious double, whose identity he has reluctantly adopted. But the Book of Immortality is unraveling, and the Adderhead again fears the White Women of Death. To bring the renegad...more
Paperback, 2000 pages
Published 2010 by SCHOLASTIC INC (first published January 1st 2003)
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I have to give the translator props here, because these do not read like translated works. I never would have guessed that they weren't originally written in English.

Okay, I give the series as a whole four stars, but if I were rating them separately, it'd be like this:

Inkheart: 3 stars
Fun young people's fantasy. Good concept. Some good characters, particularly Dustfinger, but Mo, Fenoglio, and Elinor are also swell. Entertaining. Certainly good enough to get me to pick up the sequel, but not exc...more
Pre/Anticipatory Thoughts: I had read the first two books in this trilogy and was anxiously awaiting the third and final installment. I really enjoyed “Inkheart” and “Inkspell,” so I expected to like this book—“Inkdeath”—equally as well. Looking at the cover of “Inkdeath,” I could see the outline of a skull. Inside the skull was a blurry image of a castle, a unicorn, a magpie and some greenery. Outside the skull a spooky looking butterfly with a skeleton head, a spider with a skeleton head super...more
Talk about slogging through the mud! Man, good story concept, but way, way too wordy. By the 3rd book I was skimming just so I could get through it.
R.J. Craddock
I love, love these books. They're great reads for fantasy. The whole concept is very creative, so cool I wish I'd come up with it! She's a great story teller with wonderful characters, her story is rich with it's own special world. You should check it out. But I'd recommend it on Audio book, Actor Brendan Fraiser reads book 2 and 3 himself and is a fantastic narrator! (He also plays the lead role of Moe the book Binder in the film version InkHeart as well)
Jan 04, 2009 Shannen rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all who loved Inkheart
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Oct 11, 2008 Merritt rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves books!
What is it with Cornelia Funke? She just... captures you, and brings you into a world full of surprises. I must admit, I can never guess what will happen with her plot. It's turning and twisting and full of life. I loved it! She is so vivid, and I don't ever think she overdoes it. It's really amazing. It's kind of hard to say anything without giving it away... Her characters are so real. They have an amazing depth to them, and it really seems almost like a real person. Her words...more
I read it many many years ago, in my mid teens I think. It's a beautiful concept. The idea that the characters of a book can come to life is you read it out loud. I'm sure many readers wished it was true. I know I spent quite a few nights reading out loud in the futile hopes of maybe seeing something fascinating from some parallel universe. In vain of course. But this trilogy, fascinating story apart, highlights the love of books that becomes almost an obsession for some, escape for others. Ever...more
I really love books and as this story is about a family that really loves books (though with much more interesting reading abilities than my own) I had a kinship with the characters.
I thought the first book was very fun and it had me attempting to read books aloud all the time. The second book was not as good for me, I thought it was mostly setup for the third book. The third book I LOVED.
Funke presents more than just a story, she has some major philosophical ideas and social movements written...more
The first book of this trilogy, which I reviewed earlier, was very good and basically stands by itself, but don't start the 2nd book unless you can continue on to the third.
I really enjoyed these books. The first one took me a little time to get into, but after I was into it, I couldn't put the story away until I'd finished all three books. The books are a little dark, but the story is so amazingly creatively and intricately woven that It couldn't stop reading until I knew how it would all turn...more
Sep 27, 2008 Faith rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fairy-tale lovers
I read Inkdeath today, and though I liked it... I don't know. It got confusing at times, and, well, Meggie and Farid's end to their relationship was not, I think, the best way to end the book. It seemed rather unfair to me, that she just gave up on him all of a sudden. It was still beautifully written, but I might have liked the trilogy a bit better if it had ended with the same feeling as Inkspell.
I'm not saying it wasn't good, it was still beautifully written. But it kind of disappointed me....more
Marianna Gleyzer
Of all the book series I have ever read, this was the most beautifully written. With such vivid narration and completely unique ideas, reading books into life and being read into the books themselves, it takes storytelling onto a whole innovative level. The scenes that are within the books are in reality those of a fantasy world, but when reading about them, they just seem so realistic. The plot never bores you, in fact the more you read into the books, the more you are drawn not just into the c...more
Tamra Hilton
I loved this trilogy and the sheer imagination of the author of having someone jumping into books and bringing characters out of them just by reading them aloud. I saw the movie Inkheart and thought of those actors (I thought they were great) as I read the trilogy. The story was interesting and unexpected (for me) and I really enjoyed the fact that I could jump into her imagination and let it take me for a ride.
My 15 year old grandson who reads mostly adult books grabbed the galley of INKDEATH and enjoyed a long flight. I would give the trilogy 5 stars as a whole. I wish the final volume had been tightened a little. The plot threads come together well in this fast paced conclusion of an outstanding fantasy series.
I have lost count how many times I've read these books over years. They're magnificent and so strangely enticing. Being a book worm, I love the idea of living in them, making them real with just a few whispers and changing fates with a couple of words. I like the characters and their edginess. As a child I valued Inkheart most, because it's the beginning of everything, the beginning of the characters and their lives. Now, while appreciating all three of them, Inkdeath has become dearest to me. I...more
Love these books. Fantastic story. Not one that I've heard before. The last one(inkdeath) will be coming out this year. Great reads
Read first one to my ten year old son..... We both really enjoyed it, but he found it a bit scary
Very interesting series -- kids fantasy books but I liked them.
Apr 09, 2009 ~bizbuff~ rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: book lovers
ok first of all let me say that the first two books of this trilogy we fairly easy for me to get through. i enjoyed them and had a hard time putting them down. this book however i got stuck about halfway through. it had nothing to do with the story itself. i saw a movie trailer for inkheart on t.v. and got really excited until i realized who would be playing the part of mo....brendon fraser. not only a horrible actor but the farthest thing from "mo" than i had pictured. i was disappointed but i...more
Amazing story telling! This is what makes a good book even better. The magic of it all was mind blowing and the logic and the sense. I am speechless for words about how much I could praise the novel.

Everything was so clear, it was as if it was happening before me and I was seeing it. Smelling it, Tasting it. I must try an apricot now, the taste and flavor of it, or words, or letters, it is all important and a filler of the soul.

Ashes and fire, hot fire singe the skin and inner being o...more
Cj W
Inkheart was truly a good book.

I was happy, when I read it, to read about the adventures of Meggie and her father, Mo, the bookbinder and book doctor.
How the story began, and how Mi and Meggie are put through complete hell, but are through it together and even though they bicker in the other books, they still love each other like a Daughter and Father only could.

I was excited about the possibilities of the Inkheart series, and where the books, and the story, would end up.

I got through InkSpe...more
Natasha Martinez
This series is probably what inspired me to write to begin with. Cornelia Funke winds through out all three novels, a complex and surprisingly mature tale for what is supposed to be a children's series. This is probably why the series is so appealing to me. Funke does not patronize her intended audience with the usual sweet, flowery fairy tale, but instead explores the terror one might discover if one were to actually disappear into his or her favorite book and meet the characters. (Despite the...more
Francis Gahren
Inkheart (original title: Tintenherz) is a young adult-child fantasy novel by Cornelia Funke, and the first book of the Inkworld trilogy.

The book is about a 12-year-old girl named Meggie Folchart whose life changes dramatically when she realizes that her father, a bookbinder named Mortimer (Mo), has an unusual ability: when he reads aloud, he can bring characters from books into the real world. Meggie and Mo's adventure takes them throughout Europe, particularly Italy, and brings them into conta...more
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Ink heart is a book of many unfortunate events, like life itself. Life seems to be just a time line with bumps and gaps that you have to pass and overcome. In this story a young girl named Maggie and her family, have an extraordinary gift. Or some call it a curse. Her dad has the power to read from a book, article, anything, and after he reads it aloud. It comes to reality, like a horrible dream. The catch is when you read aloud, whatever comes out, someone goes in. In this case, Maggie's mom ge...more
Oct 15, 2008 Robyn rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves books
Recommended to Robyn by: Andrea Stacey
I loved Inkdeath so much. After reading the final book in this trilogy I am certain that these are my favorite books. They are so wonderfully written... I was truly lost in the story and felt as if I were a part of it. all I wanted to do was read and everytime any of the characters were in dire situations (which was pretty constant) my heart would start racing and I had to continue reading for fear of what may happen next. This is what reading is about for me... being so in love with a story tha...more
Wow! An amazing end to an amazing trilogy! Cornelia Funke has a true gift of creativity! These books are full of characters that are very easy to love and really hate. I fully enjoyed the first two books in the series and then felt like I had to wait a lifetime for the third and final book but it was worth the wait. I couldn't put it down, I may have even dreamt about it at night! There were so many twists and turns that I found my heart racing in anticipation of how the characters would get thr...more
I liked Inkheart but definitely not a kids book! Makes me so mad when there is swearing in kids books and especially when you're listening to a cd. There was quite a bit of swearing and adult topics like murder, etc. Would have been happier if this had been in Young Adult. After Inkheart, I started Inkspell. The author became tedious. I am so tired of her extended descriptions of everything and the way that she stops in the middle of action to explain what the characters are thinking and every f...more
Irene and I are reading this one right now. We have the other two as well and will read them next. So far, it is a good and exciting book. It has very long chapters which sometimes makes it hard when I am reading aloud to Irene, but if I were reading to myself, I'd LOVE it.

Okay - this is a few weeks later...the chapters are shorter and we don't want to stop reading! :)

The books seemed to lose something in the second book. It was still interesting, but not something we HAD TO READ every night. I...more
This series is one of my favorites. It is young adult but has enough intensity, action, development of characters, complex plot, and emotion for any adult to enjoy. You will fall in love with the characters as they find their way through a strange world they discover in the pages of a book. It has fantasy, action, and a touch of romance. The story starts out light and becomes more intense as the plot progresses through the books. There is death and some scary scenes, so I recommend this series f...more
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Cornelia Caroline Funke is a multiple award-winning German author of children's and YA fiction. She is best known for her Inkheart trilogy. The Inkheart books have gained a variety of attention, and critics have praised Funke as the "German J. K. Rowling". Her books are very popular in her native country, and many have now been translated into English. Her work fits mainly into the fantasy and adv...more
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