Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
by Cornelia Funke
The Inkheart Trilogy is one of my all-time favorite series (in spite of the Inkheart movie atrocity), so I was giddy when I first learned of this new series. Cornelia Funke is one of the best world-builders ever. She makes me long to climb inside her stories so I can experience her worlds for myself, and the Mirrorworld is almost as incredible as the Inkworld--almost. This time her bad guys are rock creatures called Goyle and an evil fairy who helps them. Jacob Reckless is the perfect hero with the perfect side-kick--a shape-shifting fox girl.
Beyond the mirror, the darkest fairy tales come alive. . . .
For years, Jacob Reckless has enjoyed the Mirrorworld’s secrets and treasures.Not anymore.His younger brother has followed him.Now dark magic will turn the boy to beast, break the heart of the girl he loves, and destroy everything Jacob holds most dear. . . .Unless he can find a way to stop it.
I would place this story in the upper MG/lower YA category, probably leaning a bit more toward YA--I couldn't resist it, though. Hopefully you'll forgive me this one time. If you love worlds of fantasy, you'll love this book. My 13-year-old and I both give it two thumbs up!
I loved the Inkheart series, too. Hadn't heard of this, yet. (Yeah, I live under a rock.) Thanks for sharing!
Love the Inkheart books. They are super fantastic. Gotta go get this one. (Hubby just loves you for showing me all of these books to buy.) *grin*
Happy New Year, bff.
The book cover is amazing! :-)
Thanks for the info and the review from you and your 13 year old!! Wonderful! Take care
I loved the Inkheart series too. I've seen this one in the store, but I'm not sure if I'm going to pick it up . . . but my 11 yo might be interested in it.
Woo! It sounds excellent! Cornelia always amazes me. It's on my tbr! =D
I LOVE what you're saying about RECKLESS, and Funke!
Welcome back, Shannon!
Is school in full swing again, too?
My 13 year old sister absolutely loves these series but all I ever saw was the movie (blush). Guess I'll have to look into these!
My son's first grade class just finished reading Dragon Rider. I have to get on the Funke train, I think! Thanks for the cool review.
hi miss shannon! happy new year! wow that book sounds soooo cool. rock monster and shape shifting! how cool is that. for sure my wanna read list just got more bigger.
...hugs from lenny
Ooo, I have this one sitting in my TBR pile. Sounds like I need to bump it up to the top. :) (Oh, and I've added linkage for this. Sorry--wasn't sure if you'd be back to blogging yet) :)
I love the cover, it's so cool!!! I love that everyone loves the Inkheart series... looks like I've found something new to fall in love with.
Sounds like a good Young Teens read! I'll put it on my list! :)
p.s. Is it me, or is there lots of faery books in YA or upper MG, but not in solidly MG books?
I don't read much middle grade. Well, actually, I don't think I've read any middle grade with the exception of Harry Potter, but this one sounds really good. I might have to venture over into that section. :) Thanks!
I just finished reading this book--great review! I loved it. :)
Oh, that looks spooky *rubs her hands together in delight*.
Happy New Year Shannon!
I enjoyed Inkheart as well - I'll have to pick this one up! :)
I haven't read the inkheart books but I have read this one and I really enjoyed it!!
Sounds awesome! Just added it to my list.
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