Maggie and her father (Mo) have a unique gift. They're silvertongues. When they read aloud, things in the book become so entranced by their voices that quite often characters will follow the sound into in the real world. That delight often comes with a price.
Something comes out, something goes in.
That's how Maggie lost her mother, all those years ago, and how Dustfinger was ripped from its pages. Dustfinger spent twenty years in the real world wi ...more
Before I do, though, I have to tell you, I loved the book over all. But I’m probably not going to sound like it...
Firstly, there are more language issues with this book. Farid uses the B word twice, and quite a few of the other characters use the D word a lot. The D word was in the first book a bit, b ...more
The second instalment, Inkspell, is just as good and captivating as the first one. I love the fact that we finally see the inkworld, as Meggie and Farid decide to embark on their journey to go after Dustfinger. It’s a world inhabited by fantastical creatures like fairies, glassmen, giants and spea ...more
That said, this book felt really *long* to me. And the story felt rather... loose. Like not a lot was happening, given how long I spent listening to it.
I'm willing to admit that a lot of that might have been due to the fact that I was listening to it on Audio. It was 18+ hours long, and while Brendan Fraser did a good job, his reading was a little dramatic for my taste. I prefer a more ...more
All should be well, but meanwhile in another part of Italy, Dustfinger has found a sinister Silver-tongue, ...more
I love the characters, how unique they are. I love the old fashioned writing style. I loved the adventures, the romance, the plot and action. To be fair, I did listen to it, and not psychically re-read, but I think I'd feel the same. ...more
I liked this YA series, there are good ones and bad ones and (being sure the "youth" is mature enough for the themes) this is a good one.
Again, an addition to my review here...I really like these books, I may even say love them and I'm ...more
This is something I never thought I'd read, no matter how much I loved the first book, because I was worried I'd be out of step with it, or feel too old to enjoy it, but THIS BOOK is totally outside of genre and age rating. I really liked getting back into this world with such a great range of characters of a ...more
Bright hope arises from the dark
And makes the mighty tremble
Princes can't fail to see his mark
Nor can they now dissemble
With hair like moleskin, smooth and black
And mask of bluejay feathers
He vows wrongdoers to attack
Strikes princes in all weathers
He hunts their game, he robs their gold
And him they would have slain
But he's away, he will not stay
They seek the Jay in vain
There's a reason I like big books (and I cannot lie). They may sometimes seem intimidating but t ...more
The gang is basically all back in this book. Mo, Resa, Meggie, Elinor, and Dustfinger. However, there are a few more people added into the mix. A lot of action happens in this book and at one point I feel like I missed so much in one chapter when I got so distracted at work. I had to go back to that said part and it felt like the book was even ...more
Darker and grittier than the first in the series, it's hard to imagine that this is a middle grade book. Great story filled with pain and death and malice and sacrifice and love and hearts breaking and evil rulers and nasty mean bad guys (and women).
This tale is filled with thorough world building and an abundance of distinct characters. I shed lots of tears with this book and there wasn't many feel good ti ...more
Again Cornelia Funke conjured the epitome of a perfect Fantasy book for younger readers in her second installment of the inkworld series. I don't know how often I pointed out to my boys how well chosen her words ...more
“Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you've read it several times?" Mo had said..."As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells...and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower...both strange and familiar.”...more
Overall, I enjoyed reading about Inkworld, although I have to admit I liked the first book more (when it was still an urban fantasy). That being said, Inkspell was definitely darker, eery atmosphere constantly present. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as interesting and I found it quite childish, which is why I’m going to dnf it at 60%.
In Inkheart we learn that Mo, Meggie's father, can read characters out of the books that he reads aloud. Well this one continues on with all those great characters and se ...more
Again, I am impressed by the choice of words; the luster of the settings described and; the variety in the characters' personalities. It really wasn't that bad, but the story took a dive from 20 feet to 50 feet deeper. I mean, the story got a little bit more serious than it had been first. The idea of making the story a little more serious on the second book wasn't exactly a bad idea, but the change was as subtle as a gun!
I know, the part of many people' ...more
I rather liked the first Inkworld novel, but this one didn't quite live up to it's predecessor for me. Many parts of it seemed to drag when it should have had a faster pace. Although being in Inkworld should have really enchanted me, it didn't seem nearly as fascinating or illustrious as it should have.
I have often dreamed about living inside one of my favorite novels, even with the danger, but instead of danger, I almost felt like I would die of boredom.
There were thrilling parts of th ...more
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