Saturday, December 19, 2015

Review: The Golden Yarn by Cornelia Funke

Title: The Golden Yarn
Author: Cornelia Funke
Rating: 5 stars!!

Summary: Jacob Reckless continues to travel the portal in his father's abandoned study. His name has continued to be famous on the other side of the mirror, as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. His family and friends, from his brother, Will to the shape-shifting vixen, Fox, are on a collision course as the two worlds become connected. Who is driving these two worlds together and why is he always a step ahead?

This new force isn’t limiting its influence to just Jacob’s efforts – it has broadened the horizon within MirrorWorld. Jacob, Will and Fox travel east and into the Russian folklore, to the land of the Baba Yaga, pursued by a new type of being that knows our world all to well.

Cornelia Funke's books only get better. The Golden Yarn was so full of beauty and heartbreak, and I never wanted to stop reading. She brought back all of the characters we know and have grown to love and added a few new faces who leapt off the pages like old friends. The Mirrorworld series is so much darker than her Inkworld triology, but I've always loved the darkness and fear that lingers behind the mirrors of the world she's woven with ink.

Jacob never can catch a break. He has many demons to fight in The Golden Yarn, and a force he can't hide from on either side of the mirror is threatening his happy ending.

It was great to have Will behind the mirror again, and I loved how Nerron tried so hard not to like him. The Bastard's heart isn't as hard as he likes to believe, and we definitely see that in this book.

I've always loved Kami'en and the Fairy together, and their story has put more cracks in my heart than the sun and cold have put into Hentzau's skin. I'm hoping for a lot of happiness later on in the other books.

Hentzau is still my absolute favorite character. I was beyond happy with seeing so much of him in this book. <3

The Golden Yarn will have you hanging on every word and you won't want to put it down. If you loved the first two, you’ll love this one even more!


Review: Fearless by Cornelia Funke


Title: Fearless
Author: Cornelia Funke
Rating: 5 stars!

Summary:Jacob Reckless has only a few months left to live. He's tried everything to shake the Fairy curse that traded his life for his brother's--legends such as the All-Healing Apple, the Well of Eternal Youth, the blood of a northern Djinn. And yet hope after hope is extinguished. After months of fruitless searching, Jacob journeys through his father's mirror one final time to deliver the bad news to Fox.

But there they hear of one last possibility--an item so legendary that not even Mirrorworlders believe it exists: a crossbow that can kill thousands, or heal one, when shot through the heart. But a Goyl treasure hunter is also searching for the prized crossbow. Jacob must find it first--and somehow convince Fox to do whatever it takes to save him.

This book was absolutely fantastic. The characters in Fearless really came to life and drew you into their stories. I loved the Goyl in the first book (especially Hentzau <3), but Nerron was seriously an amazing, well-rounded character. I found myself routing for him as much as I did for Jacob. Jacob and Fox shippers will definitely love the small turns their relationship has began to take in Fearless. The plot was fast-paced, and I kept wanting to read "one more chapter" before bed. Reckless was incredible, but this book was just amazing.

 Mirrorworlders will devour it.