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Of course, it's that sort of earnest, almost gushing veneration of books and book-loving that made the absorbing suspense-fantasy Inkheart so wonderful in the first place, with that lit-affection getting woven integrally into the plot (Inkheart being both Funke's first book in the series, and the fictitious book within that book, authored by the frustrated Fenoglio, now trapped within the book, er, within the book. Fenoglio, perhaps not surprisingly, self-referentially wishes in Inkspell that he had written a sequel to Inkheart.) Inkspell should serve as a special treat for fans of the first book, as characters from Inkheart who have found themselves in the "real world" (if there is such a thing) find themselves read back into their own mythic, word-spun world--along with some of our favorite "real-world" characters. As with the previous book, Funke's greatest accomplishment here is telling such a rich and involving (and fun!) story, while still managing sweet, subtle commentary on the nature of words and meaning. Expect a tantalizing finale, too--as Funke says, "No reader will forgive me the ending, though, without a part three." (Ages 8 and up) --Paul Hughes --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I have read Ink Heart and loved it but when I read Ink Spell I loved that too! Though the book was a little dry in the beginning the story picked up and I would recommend it. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Laura Benn
This was a disappointing sequel whose primary storyline I couldn't really follow, to me not a sign of good writing, although the quotes from other books at the beginning of each... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Gallen
The book is very good! It is about a high school reading level, and a 5th grade maturity level. I loved it!Published 1 month ago by Lydia Simpson
Disappointing after reading the first part. Still entertaining, but not as good as the 1st book in my opinion.Published 2 months ago by laura
I placed the order according to reviews that they were shipping from California and this is frustrating. Read morePublished 2 months ago by vianey
I love this authors voice and amazing storytelling skills. This is a unique story that is impossible to put down. It is unlike anything that I've read before.Published 3 months ago by Winston-Salem