Inkheart (Inkworld #1)Hot
Characters from books literally leap off the page in this engrossing fantasy. Meggie has had her father to herself since her mother went away when she was young. Mo taught her to read when she was five, and the two share a mutual love of books. He can "read" characters out of books. When she was three, he read aloud from a book called Inkheart and released characters into the real world. At the same time, Meggie's mother disappeared into the story. This "story within a story" will delight not just fantasy fans, but all readers who like an exciting plot with larger-than-life characters.
Brief warning: this review will contain some spoilers. If you don't want to learn too many details (I promise I won't give out too much more than you can find on the dust jacket, but some people don't want any elements spoiled), stop here and just go out and buy the book. It's good. You'll like it.
Meggie's father, Mo, has an incredible talent that has earned him the nickname of Silvertongue. He can read characters from books out of their own worlds and into ours. The problem is, he doesn't know which character is coming. Even worse, someone else might disappear into the book.
That's what happens one night as Mo is reading a fantasy book to his wife and baby Meggie. Teresa, Meggie's mother, disappears and in her place is the vile and evil Capricorn, along with some of his henchmen and a strange fellow called Dustfinger. That all happened years ago, as the story starts up with Meggie at age twelve. She doesn't know of her father's talent or the real story of her mother's disappearance. She just knows that they have to move a lot.
Once Dustfinger appears again in their lives, Meggie, her father, and her mother's sister Elinor (a grim and forbidding booklover who you will learn to love as the book goes on) find themselves in the middle of a strange adventure. Capricorn has recruited a regular thieve's den and is determined to get Mo back in his clutches to help him amass a fortune beyond imagination.
The story builds with one precarious capture and escape after another and takes many twists and turns. You won't be able to put this book down once you pick it up, because you just don't know what is going to happen next.
A very satisfying fantasy read, I highly recommend this book to readers 10 and up. Younger readers may find Capricorn's band of cutthroats scary (and rightfully so). While the heroine is a girl, this book should also appeal to boys quite easily.
I loved reading this book! I could just imagine myself in Meggie's shoes. I really felt like i was in the story! Whenever I think about this book, I remember all of the adventures I had reading it. I just really loved the story. This is one of those books I will always remember.
The book is unpredictable because you don’t know what Meggie and Mortimer will do in order to save their mother. It gets very interesting because I think the setting is perfect for the mood. At times in the book, when the mood is gloomy, the setting is normally at night. I started liking the book, right when I started reading it because it contains many different types of fantasy, such as a magical creature. Although sometimes in the book it gets a bit boring, I’m always attracted to keep reading because the author uses detailed descriptions to describe every scene in the book. The author uses interesting dialogue by throwing in big adjectives making it more detailed. Also, there is always a picture of something related to the chapter at the end of each chapter. I personally like how the author uses pictures at the end of each chapter because usually the pictures are attractive. For example, one of them is the drawn picture of a characters pet. The drawings and pictures are really realistic as if you can imagine it right then. This gives a better picture of what is happening.
Throughout the story, the characters are believable because of their actions and character traits. Meggie is a young brave girl who goes on the journey to try and save her mother. They face many difficulties on the way. As the story progresses, She grows both mentally and physically showing more responsibilities that she can handle. On the other hand, Capricorn, an evil boss that came out of a book, is greedy and only cares about himself. He calls Mortimer to his village so he can make Mortimer read him books that will give him money, hoping to become rich.
Overall I would give this book a 4 or 5 star rating because sometimes I feel like the author can express more on something or make a different ending, but the book is still very interesting. I would suggest this book to anyone who likes fantasy and suspenseful stories. They will enjoy the book a lot.
inkheart was one of the best books i have ever read.to read inkheart you have to have an active imagination.inkheart is a long book but when you start reading it it does not seem long.go on out and get inkheart at your library or you can buy it.
This was the second book I read by Cornelia Funke, and I fell in LOVE with it almost from the first page!
i think that the book was great. maggie's dad can read people out of book, how cool is that! when she was little her dad accidently read bad guys from the book and maggie's mom into the book. years later she finds out that she can do that too. this book is full of magic and secrets that maggie had not known until her dad's past comes to get them.
One night, Meggie looks out her bedroom window to see a man, who calls himself Dustfinger and refers to her father Mo as Silvertongue, standing in the yard, and after that her life is never the same again. Dustfinger and his marten Gwin, she soon learns, come from another world, a world that exists only between the pages of a book. Nine years ago, Mo accidently read them out of their home along with the villain of the story- Capricorn.
Years ago, this book was one of my favorites, and I decided to reread it after I read Inkdeath. I maintain that Inkdeath is the best book in the trilogy, but Inkheart does have a sort of magic to it that Inkdeath lacks. It is also most beautiful when read by someone who knows how the story is going to end, as there are occasional references to Meggie looking back on the events described years later.
All in all, the Inkworld Trilogy is an excellent fantasy, but Inkheart should be read by all book lovers, who will probably want to read it over and over again as I do- it gets better every time.
This is the best book ever!!!!!!! It is about a girl named Meggie who lives with her father Mo, she can barley remember her mother and wonders what happened to her since her father never talks about her. But one night when she looks out the window a stranger apears and his name is Dustfinger. Soon she learns that her father Mo has the power to read charachters out of books, but there is a price, for every person that comes out another must go in. Meggie finds out that, that was the fate of her mother and when she and her father are captured by the villian in the story inkheart it is up to her to save the day by using her untouched power(like her fathers) to read capricorn back into the book. But there is a catch, Capricorn wants her to read out the shadow, an evil thing that does his will and kills on contact with the person.How is she to save her father and stop the shadow from being summoned? Find out in the book Inkheart!!!!!!!!
Inkheart is a book you will never want to put down, but at the same time you want to. You never want the story to end, because you can't possibly imagine an ending.
Meggie, Mo, and many other characters make the story so real that you feel as if you were read into the book yourself
With the sequel Inkspell, and the third one, Inkdeath, you will fall in love with this trilogy
as my title goes, this book is terribly hard to put down once things pick up. it's a story abouta a story and things can go crazy with bits of magic, spells, good vs. evil and the craziness that goes with secrets. meggie is a great person and easy to relate to and has the reader wodnering if she'll ever find her motehr and get out of this mess. her father is amazing and her aunt gives a bit of humor. with love lost and the evil capricorn in charge, is there any way to not see how a book about loving books can go worng. i thought this boo kwas exciting, full of action and suspense and bewildered me.