Book Review: Reckless

Book Review: RecklessReckless by Cornelia Funke
Series: Mirrorworld #1
Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers on September 14th 2010
Pages: 391

Ever since Jacob Reckless was a child, he has been escaping to a hidden world through a portal in his father's abandoned study. Over the years, he has made a name for himself as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. He's also made many enemies and allies--most important, Fox, a beautiful shape-shifting vixen whom Jacob cares for more than he lets on.

But life in this other world is about to change. Tragedy strikes when Jacob's younger brother, Will, follows him through the portal. Brutally attacked, Will is infected with a curse that is quickly transforming him into a Goyl--a ruthless killing machine, with skin made of stone.

Jacob is prepared to fight to save his brother, but in a land built on trickery and lies, Jacob will need all the wit, courage, and reckless spirit he can summon to reverse the dark spell--before it's too late.

A thrilling plot about a teenage boy who escapes into a different world, only to have his little brother follow him and cause him to embark on the greatest adventure of his life yet. The one that will hopefully save his brother from turning into a goyle. But to do so, he must get past the Goyle army, revisit a dangerous fairy, and trust those that have betrayed him in the past. A story of love, brotherly devotion, and otherworldly adventures, Reckless is a story that will wow and amaze you.

I just fell in love with both of the brothers. One was so incredible wonderful and giving, the other dashing and daring and dark. The other characters found in this book are full of such depth and personality, I did not want it to end.

Final Verdict: Fans of fantasy and Funke's books will really enjoy this new adventure.


8 responses to “Book Review: Reckless

  1. Oooh. Sounds like it has some great characterization, and some fun fairy tale stuff going on! And, you know how I feel about fairy tales! 😀 I’ll have to look into this one!

  2. GMR

    Gotta admit, it’s the cover that drew me to this one, but your review certainly sheds a bit more light on the story. Sounds good! *adds to wish list* Happy reading!

  3. Emily a.k.a WilowRaven : )

    Love the review 🙂 And I only beat you to it by a little bit! I love Cornelia Funke as well – pretty sure this is the first in a series too which is awesome.

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