Tom Pearce Pearce from Pisignano RA, Italy
This is the first book in the Inkheart Triumvirate by Funke. I have enjoyed previous textbooks by Funke including The Pirate Lord, The Dragon Rider, and Reckless. So, I was excited to read this book. I listened to this on audio and the book on cassette is exceedingly well done and was a joy to listen to. Maggie hang particular's hats with her father who is a bookbinder and she absolutely adores textbooks. Then particular evening a mysterious company arrives named Dustfinger. Dustfinger tells Maggie's father that Capricorn is looking for the Book. Maggie doesn't know what book but when her and her father suddenly have to leave on a mysterious trip, Maggie thinks it must be related to Dustfinger's visit. Suddenly Maggie is being drawn in to stuffs more dangerous, more magical, and more heart-breaking than all she has previously dealt with. Maggie will have to be resourceful and brave if she is to combat evil and save the world from an even greater evil. This is a very well written book. I enjoyed the writing style and loved the way Funke's descriptions really make the world come alive for the book reviewer. The bad guys are definitely evil and idea of a book literally coming alive as it is read from is interesting, if not completely original. The mystiques are okay. They are all very human and easy to relate to. I was a portion disappointed that they weren't lively. For much of the book Maggie, her father, and Eleanor let Capricorn and his fellows push them around, constantly call the tune what they would do. Maggie in particular acts young for her 12-13 lifespans of age. Maggie spends a piece of time whining and bemoaning the specific that she can't help; she is really dependent on her father and has perturb speculate herself. I just felt that she was acting more like an 8 or 9 lastingness old than a pre-teen and that bothered me. None of the mystiques are particularly likable; for the nearly lot they are selfish. Even Maggie's father is willing to set aside Maggie's comfort if it means he gets what he's been longing for, and that is just not very admirable. This book is probably aimed at a portion older crowd, more juvenile, than average size. I was hoping for a average size fantasy I could read with my offspring. At points though this book talks about torture, cutting folk up with daggers, burning folk with explosion; molestation of the mothers in Capricorn's suburb is implied if never discussed in detail. Definitely not something I would read to a younger child. For the nearly lot the book is very dark in state of things and very scary at points. It is not a magic scary, but a folk killing each other in the real world number of scary. My other gripe is the design. I expected it to be more magical, there is some magic here but not much. Nearly of the book is slip and capture schemes repeated over and over. First they are captured, they slip, they are captured, they slip...it was all very predictable. The book ends well with the major design points wrapped up. I enjoyed how stuffs were resolved in the end and, while the end is fairly predictable, it was well done. They are a few questions that remain unanswered, which I assume will be the feature told in the second book Inkspell. Overall this was a well written book with wonderful descriptions; the writing style is wonderful and really top notch. The mystiques weren't my favorite, I especially thought Maggie was a portion immature for her age. It is too dark of a book to read with younger children. The design was fairly predictable but the idea of stuffs coming alive from a book is a romping particular. I am on the fence correct now as to whether or not I will read the next book Inkspell. I own both Inkspell and Inkdeath, but I was really hoping for haunted and more of a average size drop read, so I am not sure whether I will continue account this or not.
I loved this list. The ending was amazing. I didn't see it coming at all! I wasn't sure about this list when I first started treatment it; I was just eager to know what had happened to Eliza and wanted to find out more quickly. But back cock-and-bull story obtain important. Eliza obtain a spoilt, rich young lady who has everything she could ever wish for. She obtain stubborn and very controlling. As horrible as she obtain to her pals sometimes, she loves them to passing over and would do anything for them. I didn't like Eliza very much at the genesis of the cock-and-bull story, she was just so horrible to her pals and controlling and controlling and I didn't like that. But throughout the consecution of the cock-and-bull story, as you learned more about her character, she became relishable, you could understand why she obtain the policy that she obtain. I really enjoyed this list. I don't know what else to say about it. It was well written, switching between the sequents that have indication Eliza to where she obtain now, and her present where she obtain telling Dr Fadden her cock-and-bull story. This was a great inauguration and I would definitely recommend this list, it was very interesting :) This review obtain also on my blog The Songs of a List Weirdo :)