Saturday 25 June 2016

Mini-Review! - Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Title: Inkheart

Author: Cornelia Funke

Translator: Anthea Bell

Genre: Kids, Fantasy

Series: Inkworld #1

Amazon: UK - USA


You know all the books you loved as a kid? All the magic and wonder that seemed unique to places like Narnia, Hogwarts, and Neverland?

This book is that feeling. This book has that magic.

Inkheart is a book about magic, and a book about books.

It has a woven enchantment to the language that manages to shine through even in translation (props to Anthea Bell, the translator.)

Meggie, the 12-year-old daughter of a book-binder, is about to find out that her father has secrets, and that some people have such a talent for story-telling that they can actually bring the story to life.

I've wanted to read this one for a while, having seen the film (UK - US) starring Brendan Fraser more than once. (Because... Brendan Fraser! Man, I love him.)

I wonder now why I put off reading this book for so long - probably just slipped to the back of my mind. I'm glad I've read it now though: it's awesome! :)

If you have ever loved fantasy, or books in general, then read this.

Yes, it's a kids book (the author's website recommends ages 9+,) but who cares? You'll love it.

And if you don't absolutely adore Dustfinger, I'm not sure we can be friends any more (just kidding - but I'll totally pout and stamp my foot.)

I've already added the next book in the trilogy - Inkspell (UK - US) - to my TBR - seriously, this book rocks.


  1. Gosh I read this book a LONG time ago and now you've got me feeling all nostalgic! This series was so magical and beautiful.

    1. Glad you liked it :) and by the sounds of things the other books are worth reading :)

  2. I loved the book as a kid! It's been forever since I've read it. And I love Brendan Frasser!!

    1. Awesomeness! And yes. Brendan Fraser rocks. This is an indisputable fact ;)

  3. I read this one as a child and I absolutely loved it! I thought the fantasy side of this was done well and because all it takes is for Maggie to read words in order for her the magic to happen. Perfect for booklovers!


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