Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

Title: Inkspell
Author: Cornelia Funke
Series: Inkheart #2
Source: Borrowed
Format: Paperback
Genre: Speculative fiction -Fantasy
Synopsis (from B&N):
Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of Inkheart, the book whose characters became real. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval world of his past. Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and before long, both are caught inside the book, too. But the story is threatening to evolve in ways neither of them could ever have imagined.

Inkspell begins right at the point where the story ends in Inkheart. The only difference here is that, rather than taking place in our world, numbers of main characters from the first book are forced to enter the Inkworld due to some complicating matters. The way Funke describes the magical world in this book is really fascinating and I believe that this is one of the many things that hooked me to this book. Along with the characters, readers are given the chance to stroll into the Wayless Wood, meet the rulers of the Inkworld and also getting to know all those interesting players who inhabit the cities in the Inkworld.

Another thing that makes me like this book even more is that the characters appear to be fully developed as compared to Inkheart. Readers are able to peek into the hearts’ of each character and learn who they truly are. I really like the development in Dustfinger character, especially and also the relationship between Maggie and Farid. I am pleasantly surprised at how much I love this book in the end. I don't really like Inkheart much because it appears to be dragging too much to me but in Inkspell, the adventures and emotions capture in it alone make it way better than the series previous installment.

Favourite Quote: Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you've read it several times? As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sound, smells... and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find youself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower... both strange and familiar - Mo Folchart


  1. Really glad you enjoyed Inkspell.I love this one better than Inkheart but thank goodness it gets better. I hope Inkdeath will be way better. Funke really did a great job describing the magical creatures and Inkworld.Great review Shy!

  2. I think it's the best book in the trilogy. I miss this world! =(

  3. Awesome review.
    Fantastic quote.
    I must read this!

  4. New follower from Book blogs. Love the quote!


  5. Adorable, adorable blog!!! Looking forward to following your journey! What a wonderful review as well!

  6. I've been planning on reading this series... before the movie came out lol. But then my mom lost my copy of Inkheart. *sigh*.

  7. Fantastic review, Shy! I'm glad this book improved over the last. I should start this series.

  8. Just stopping by to say that I love your layout! :-)

  9. I havent read the first book, but this one sounds indeed better. Glad to hear that you liked it and that the characters are developed. :) Great review.

  10. I haven't read any books in this series yet, but will be sure to check it out. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm now following yours too :)

  11. I am one of ur followers from this minute..never thought u'll be a successful book lovers like this before..and im glad i found this cos im learning to love books currently...just own a fews bundle of books and all by cecelia ahern and nicholas sparks...u'll be my reference later..