Thursday, June 9, 2011

Review: Reckless by Cornelia Funke

Reckless (Reckless, #1)Reckless by Cornelia Funke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ms. Funke has taken the reader into the Mirrorworld - another place in this outstanding novel. A story of Jacob Reckless, a treasure hunter of glass slippers, golden orbs, dragon scales, and things that you only thought were "fairy tales" who must set off to find a cure for what is ailing his brother, Will. Will has been attacked by the Goyl, stone creatures that turn men into stone having them forget what they once were and becoming now the hunters rather then the hunted of old they have scores to settle in this other world. Will is turning into the prophesy of The Dark Fairy, a Jade Goyl. Jacob, Clara (Will's love), Fox (Celeste, a shape-shifter), and Valiant (a dwarf) embark on an adventure that takes them into themselves and through obstacles to cure Will. Can love be the answer to drive this force?

What a wonderful woven read filled with adventure, interesting placements of known fairy tales. I highly recommend this read.

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