Monday, March 9, 2015

Reckless and Fearless by Cornelia Funke: Dual Review

RATING: 9/10 stars!!
Author: Cornelia Funke
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
SUMMARY (Reckless):
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.
Holy moly these books.
I love the concept of other worlds besides our own existing, so these books were right up my alley. But why did you take so long to read them, Marie? Because I'm weird and didn't feel like reading them. Don't judge me.
But I finally picked them up, and I am sooooooooo glad that  did. Not only are they extremely unique, but they are also some of the most well-written books that I have read. Cornelia Funke knows what she's doing, and it is fabulous.
But why the 9/10 stars? The second book got really slow about halfway through. It may have just been me, but I found it really hard to read for a while. But once I finally got passed that, I read the rest in one sitting.
In short, these books are a must read for fantasy lovers. I highly recommend them!!
CONTENT: No sex, but there is some kissing. Mildswearing, but these books are extremely dark, and I wouldn't recommend them for younger readers. 

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