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Reckless by Cornelia Funke
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Jan 13, 11

bookshelves: audiobooks, young-adult
Read from December 13 to 31, 2010

Cornelia Funke has created another magical world in her latest young adult novel, Reckless. When Jacob Reckless touches the mirror in his father's study, he enters an alternate world where all of the characters and magic from the Grimm fairy tales have come to life. Only this is not your happy Disney fairy tale. Instead, it is a dark world filled with danger and villains. Jacob spends much of his young adult years traveling between the real world and the world behind the mirror, where he earns the reputation as an adventurous and highly successful treasure hunter who has acquired some precious artifacts through battle and cunning. Only his life behind the mirror takes a serious turn when his brother Will accidentally steps through the mirror and becomes the victim of an evil spell that gradually changes Will into the inhuman Jade Goyl. Jacob, Will and their allies race to find a cure as the world behind the mirror goes through a ferocious political struggle between two kingdoms. Very fast paced and creative - recommended for young adult and adult fantasy lovers.
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Lars Guthrie Interested in this one, and in, someday, completing all of Funke's work. So far: 'Dragon Rider,' 'The Thief Lord,' and 'Inkheart.' I've really liked each one.

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