Review: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Title: Inkheart

Author: Cornelia Funke

Pages: 563 Pages

Publisher: Scholastic

The Blurb

From internationally acclaimed storyteller Cornelia Funke, this bestselling, magical epic is now out in paperback!

One cruel night, Meggie’s father reads aloud from a book called INKHEART— and an evil ruler escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books. Meggie must learn to harness the magic that has conjured this nightmare. For only she can change the course of the story that has changed her life forever.

This is INKHEART–a timeless tale about books, about imagination, about life. Dare to read it aloud.

(Goodreads Blurb)

The Review

What a gorgeous story and shame on me for not having read it before. I have to admit, I read Inkheart because a student of mine recommended it. He was reading at and I wanted to encourage him to carry on with the chunky book. What happened was that I got lost in the world of Inkheart. That was pleasantly unexpected.

I have often wanted to live in the world of my my books. I want my Hogwarts letter and I frequently check wardrobes just in case I get to go to Narnia. After reading Inkheart and knowing that it may not go the way that I want it to and that in fact living in a book world may end completely awfulIy for me I am starting to rethink that decision…but still how exciting would it be?

What I am most grateful for is that I have two other books in the series are already waiting for me to read. I would be stressed out if I had to wait for the sequels.

If you are looking for a beautiful series of books to fall in to then I thoroughly recommend Inkheart. It is a must for anyone who loves book and to celebrate the whole world of literature. 

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke is available now.

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