Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
This is my last review for 2010. It’s been a really good start for me, so far and I’m very, very excited for next year and the years to come! Happy New Year bloggers! 🙂
A year has gone by, but Meggie still ponders daily about Inkheart, a book whose characters leap into being. For the fire-eater Dustfinger, though, these magical transformations have a desperate downside: He is unable to return to the tale from whence he came. Finally, he finds a crooked storyteller with the ability to read him back into the medieval story; leaving his faithful Farid stranded behind. At loose ends, the young apprentice enlists the help of Meggie. Before long, both slip into the cavernous book, which offers no immediate hope of rescue.
I’m very happy to say that I liked this book so much more than Inkheart.
It’s got more action, adventure, thrill and there are more interesting characters! The world inside Inkheart, or what they call “Inkworld” was finally revealed after Farid and Meggie followed Dustfinger.
I was inlove with the way Cornelia crafted the Inkworld, the places, the names (Her Ugliness, The Laughing Prince, Clouddancer etc.,) and the it’s own history.
I totally understand Meggie for being stubborn and not listening to Mo even after he told her not use her ability to get herself inside the Inkworld because honestly, if I’m a Silvertongue myself, I’d be tempted to get inside such a magical world too! The attraction between Meggie and Farid, though, felt hollow. I didn’t feel any spark. I’ve been wanting to feel what they feel for each other but there’s a lacking I guess between the two of them. On the other hand, Dustfinger is such a wonderful character, he’s a deserving of a protagonist and he’s definitely my favorite character from the trilogy.
The pacing of the story, too, is way more better than the first book which is very helpful since it has 600 and plus pages.
The ending of the book left such a huge loose end and I can’t wait to read the last book, Inkdeath.
I’m giving this a rating of 4.00 out of 5. Do I recommend it? Definitely! Especially to those who didn’t like much the first book, give this one a try, it might change your mind.