Book Review of Inkspell (Inkheart, Bk 2)

Inkspell (Inkheart, Bk 2)
Inkspell (Inkheart, Bk 2)
Author: Cornelia Funke
Genre: Children's Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2

This one definitely started out better than Inkheart did (which I felt started out slow). I was captured right away by this the events in the first few pages. It's a very good story for any age, although it is quite long at over 600 pages, but is such an enchanting story that you hardly notice when spots do get a little slow.

Even though Dustfinger is my favorite character, I couldn't help but get annoyed at him with his thing he has for Resa when he's supposed to be "in love" with Roxane. But, after reading enough of Roxane, I can't say I blame him as she just wasn't one of my favorite characters because of how she treated Farid because she thought he was Dustfinger's son. It's like it was okay for her to have married another man while Dustfinger was away, but not for Dustfinger to have known anyone else.

The only thing that's really driven me buggy through both books is the use of quotes from other authors' novels. I just found it distracting and unoriginal. I think it would've been better if quotes had been made up from the Inkheart book within the story. It would've added more flavor to what we've already learned of the place.