Saturday, October 23, 2010

Review: Reckless by Cornelia Funke

Synopsis from
For years, Jacob Reckless has been secretly disappearing to another world, a world behind a mirror, a world for which his father abandoned his family. The mirror world is Jacob's escape from reality. It's a place for treasure hunts and magnificent quests. A world where witches haunt the forests and giants and dwarfs roam. A world locked in a deadly war.

Jacob's secret seems safe, until one day his younger brother Will follows him, with disastrous consequence. Faced with a curse that is quickly turning Will to stone, the Reckless brothers are thrust into a race against time to find a cure before Will is lost forever.

Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, master storyteller Cornelia Funke introduces a lush, enchanting world where fantasy meets reality. Reckless is a thrilling adventure, a tale of heroism and loyalty, filled with danger, mystery, and magic--with fairy tales and legends re-imagined as never before.

This book was good. Like really good. The whole idea of the story is just amazing. You don’t see too many books about gargoyles but this one is awesome. The world behind the mirror, the curse of the Goyl, the quest to save someone you love from becoming one of those cold, unloving creatures all drew me in and wouldn’t let me put the book down. This book is definitely action-packed. One thing after another is thrown at them and they struggle to overcome all of the problems they encounter.
            The characters were pretty good. This is the only thing that I think could be improved about this book. Sometimes I just felt like the reader’s connection to the characters wasn’t quite strong enough. However, I loved how Jacob was willing to do anything to save his brother, even when it seemed to him and others like he couldn’t.
            Overall, it was an awesome book. I really hope there’s a sequel and that it comes out soon. It seemed to me like there were a lot of loose ends so there must be a sequel, hopefully. I give it 8/10.

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