Review: "Inkspell" by Cornelia Funke

Review by Darcy Low

From the back cover: Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of Inkheart, the book whose characters came to life, But for Dustfinger, the fire eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds Orpheus, a crooked storyteller with the magical ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval world of the past. Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie. Before long, both are caught inside the book too. And the story is threating to evolve in ways neither of them could ever have imagined.

InkspellI LOVED this book. It's the second one of I think a trilogy. The first book was called Inkheart which they are going to make into a movie soon. The whole thing is about this girl Meggie who finds this book and whenever you read it, it unlocks a spell that brings the chacters in it to life. Some are good people, some are bad and some are just evil!

This second book is about two characters, Dustfinger, who is a fire eater like in a carnival who came to live from the first book. But was not able to get back to his world. And the boy he is training called Farid. Its pretty cool, because you have two stories going on. One is about Dustfinger and his search for this person who can read his story and get him back into the book he came from. And all the stuff that happens to him. And it's also a story about Meggie and Farid, who are trying to find Dustfinger and to help him. Because things are what he thinks they are.

The book is filled with drawing from the person that wrote the book!! Cornella Funke and really helps you to picture all the people in it. There is also two things in this book that wasn't in the first one, she put in a hand drawn map!! And there is a dictionary, and a place that tells all about the characters. So if you didn't read the first book, that's cool. You can read this and you will be all caught up! Is that cool?

I liked how this reads like you are watching a action movie on tv, and how you get clues on what is really going on from the Meggie and Farid side of the story. You really want Dustfinger to make it back, but you get like mad a little because he makes so many bad choices. But he is in a world that's not his, so can kind of understand it.

What I will remember about this book is how exciting it was to read! It really was like watching a movie happening!! Oh! And this book end on what dad says is a cliff hanger? It's where something happens and you are like GRRRRRRRR!!! WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!!! I can't wait to get the end of this trilogy! And hope they make a good movie about them.

If you guys like action type books, mysteries like me, and some romance too. You will really like these books a lot. And like how many times have you read a book and wanted to be there? I also do that, but what if you started reading and the book became alive in your world? What would you do? And how would you help the people get back? And what if something bad came out of the book? Well that's what these books talk about. And I like how a girl is a hero in it. Woot!

You guys should go and read these if you not already. She did other books too, Dragon Rider is one I'm going try to read next.

Well that's my review. I tried not to tell too much. Be too easy this book to say too much. You just gots to read it!

See you guys!


Inkspell (Inkheart, Book 2) by Cornelia Funke
Published by: The Chicken House; Reprint edition (April 1, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0439554012
ISBN-13: 78-0439554015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy


  1. tim and darcy low says

    thanks guys,
    hope someone reads the books. they are really good. and movie looks like going be good too.


  2. I LOVE THE INKHEART SERIES! The keep you on the edge of your seat and, since I'm an emotional person, appeal to every feeling you can possibly feel. I remember when I read about Farid's death, and I took the book and ran to the bathroom and cried until i finished it.

    great boos.

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