Inkspell (Inkworld #2)

 
0.0
 
4.5 (10)
2279 0
Inkspell (Inkworld #2)
Genre(s)
Age Range
10+
Release Date
October 01, 2005
ISBN
0439554004
Buy This Book
      
The captivating sequel to INKHEART, the critically acclaimed, international bestseller by Cornelia Funke, an author who is emerging as a truly modern classic writer for children.

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.

User reviews

10 reviews

 
(6)
 
(3)
 
(1)
2 stars
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Already have an account? or Create an account
View most helpful
Excellent
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Mairi

At the end of Inkheart, the evil Basta swore to get even with Mo, Meggie, Dustfinger, and Farid, a promise that Farid thinks he follows up on at the most awkward time. The mysterious Orpheus reads Dustfinger into the Inkworld, but keeps Farid and the only known copy of Inkheart behind in this one at Basta's request. Frightened and lonely, Farid goes to Meggie and asks her to read him into the Inkworld as well, but Meggie will only agree if she can go as well.


I read this book after Inkheart and before Inkdeath, of course. As to how I was introduced to the series, I don't really remember- it was four or five years ago, I'm tempted to say. I do know, though, that I loved it at once.


The Inkworld books are readable at any age, and Inkspell is excellent despite holding the awkward place in the middle of the trilogy.

Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
Truly imaginative.
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Roberta

What a great story. My favorite part of this story was the concept. The lead character, Meggie and her dad have the ability to read a story and as they read it some of the things in the story come out into their world. The not so good part is that the good and the bad come out. This story left me in the edge of my seat. Meggie must read the story differently then how its written in order to save the day. This book will capture ones imagination.

Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
confoosing
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by snickers

this was a very confusing book with lots of twists and turns. it made me interested and i love that dustfinger dies at the end its so fitting. read the book because everybody needs some good confoosing. this book had a good but sad ending. i can tell you that all the detail are running together (i mean i only read this book what 3 months ago and now i dont remember anything)                                                                       
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
Truly Spellbinding!
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by MssJos

In my opinion, the sequel to InkHeart is even better than the original! The story continues as Dustfinger (the mysterious stranger from InkHeart) finally discovers a way to return to his home in the Inkworld, however, his departure from this world has dire consequences for everyone involved in his story.

Farid, Dustfinger's apprentice, finds Mo and Meggie (14 now), to tell them of some news that may prevent Dustfinger's homecoming from being a happy one. Determined to help save Dustfinger (and curious to see the Inkworld for themselves), Meggie and Farid soon find themselves in the Inkworld. Soon after, Mo and and Resa (Meggie's mother) join them.

Between trying to stay alive, battling against evil forces, and being reunited with her father, Meggie manages to find time to fall in love with Farid. Even adult readers can appreciate the excitement of that first love and a few stolen kisses.

InkSpell takes readers on a roller coaster ride as they follow Meggie, Mo, Farid, and Dustfinger into the tragically and beautifully captivating Inkworld. Funke does an amazing job implementing Shakespearean influences into her characters, both good and evil. InkSpell explores not only love, but the complexities of familial relationships, friendships, and rivalries.

As with InkHeart, I don't believe I would use this in my classroom as a teaching novel, but I would definitely recommend it to my students. I began reading InkDeath the moment I finished InkSpell (if you've read InkSpell you know why!) The InkHeart series truly draws readers in to the Inkworld, sometimes slowly and deliberately and other times so suddenly and unexpectedly the reader barely has time to catch their breath!
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
"In the Book"
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Jinxie

Dustfinger is back! He has come to meet a man named Orpheus because he can read out of books, too. He's not as good as Maggie or Mo, but he can still do it. Orpheus reads Dustfinger into Inkheart and leaves Farid, Dustfinger's apprentice out. Farid must find Maggie and Mo to get back into the book. Maggie finally reads herself in along with Farid, which is unusual. Farid falls in love with Maggie. In the end, the book is continued...something tragic happens...read and find out what it is!
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
Inkily Interesting
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by EshInoBi


This book was appealing. I liked it more than the first book in the series, Inkheart. I wish I were in Inkheart. Or Inkspell. Anything, I'll do anything to get into books. I loved this book. I felt wonderful, and I feel as if I'm exactly like Meggie, always reading, and rebellious at times. I found this book very interesting, and Farid has his best interests at heart. If I could choose to go into any book, it wouldn't be this book, as there are amazing books, but this book nearly makes it to the top. I can't imagine how crazy, how wild, how full of imagine the third book, Inkdeath, will be. I am greedily waiting, Inkdeath, always waiting. I love riddles. This book had a few, and for that, I was happy. I hope everyone will get a chance to notice, cherish, and read this book with their heart. Start reading it, now!
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
An awesome second book!
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Megan

Back to the story, Inkspell picks up where Inkheart leaves off. Meggie has learned that she can read things out of books too, just like her father. This time, she reads them all into the book. Her father gets shot and her mother gains her voice back. However, her father is taken prisoner by the prince, and it is up to the group of them to rescue him. They do, but only at a price: Farid is killed. Dustfinger then, to save Farid's life, makes a deal with the White Women and trades his life for Farid's. An awesome second book to a trilogy!
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
Excellent!
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Mary

Often, people think that sequels are never as good as the original. However,this book is excellent, even better than Inkheart. It carries on the story of Meggie. Dustfinger has been searching for a way to get back into the book. And finally he's found a way. Unfortunately, Basta's still wants to murder Meggie and Mo...


Cornelia Funke's writing is lyrical and flows well. The main characters are all well-developed and the plot flawless.
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
Filled with great characters!
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Amanda

Meggie, Mo, Resa, Elinor, and all the others are all getting used to life again after their discovery of the power of Inkheart and the reading aloud ability that both Meggie and Mo possess. Their encounters and subsequent imprisonment by Capricorn are nothing but bad memories and Meggie is learning to love having her mother around just as much as does Mo. Unfortunately, when Farid, a friend of the family from the previous book, arrives at Elinor's house with news that Dustfinger had a man read him back into the InkWorld, Meggie and Farid devise a plan to go after him. Using the paper that had been read to send Dustfinger back, Meggie reads herself and Farid into the story.


The dangers that Farid and Meggie face are enormous and incredibly exciting for the reader. Meggie is entranced with the Ink World, not quite believing she is finally there after hearing so many wonderful stories from her mother. When she finally realizes that her parents have come after her and the the danger that is being faced Mo and Resa, Meggie has to figure out a way to save Dustfinger, Farid, and her family and the cliff hanger at the end will have you itching for more.


The sequel to Inkheart was not quite as exciting to me as the first book, but I did still have a good time reading it and look forward to more from Cornelia Funke. The description of the Ink World and everyone/thing in it is beautiful and makes a reader like myself want to be there too! I can certainly see the appeal to Meggie and Farid! If you've read Inkheart, you'll enjoy Inkspell as well.

Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
Wow.
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Meg

Wow.
Thats all i have to say about Inkspell. It is so good. Cornelia Funke always finds a way to make the parts where nothing is really happening exciting. She makes eveything seem SO REAL, even the faries and magic! This is one of my absolute favorite books.
I am greatly Anticipating Inkdeath, the final book in the Inkheart Trilogy and the new Inkheart movie that is coming out.

END
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Be a Voter!: 450 Stickers for Democracy
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Get out the vote! It’s...
I Believe In You
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A charming picture book that inspires confidence, boosts self-esteem, and...
The Glass Queen (The Forest of Good and Evil, #2)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Once Upon a Time meets Game of Thrones in book...
Meanwhile
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
Celebrate 10 years of this completely original graphic novel take...
Grant Beagan: The Finder's Code
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
He’s just an ordinary teenager who likes astronomy, video games,...
Fisher- Price Fun in the Jungle: Explore, Touch, and Feel
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Children will love exploring the different textures in this playful...
Glitter Globes: The Night Before Christmas
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
On the night before Christmas, all over the house, not...
Belinda Fellgate: HellCat
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
A contemporary teen fantasy about an inept 14-year-old girl who...
Breathless
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
From Jennifer Niven, the #1 New York Times bestselling author...
Music for Tigers
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
Shipped halfway around the world to spend the summer...
Skyhunter (Skyhunter, #1)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A broken world. An overwhelming evil. ...
Kingdom of Ice and Bone (The Frozen Sun Saga, #2)
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Lira and Reyker have lost everything. Including each other....
Sword of the Seven Sins
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Eva Marteinn never wanted to be a killer. Raised...
Things That Should Stay Buried
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Some destinies are written in the stars. Others must...
How It All Blew Up
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda goes to Italy...
Horrid
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
From the author of You Must Not Miss comes...

Latest Member Reviews

 
5.0
"This was an adventure from start to finish. I love Polly and her determination to not give up. Gorgeous setting..."
The Slug Queen Chronicles
 
5.0
"When Cricket finds out that the dust she's seen her whole life has magical properties and her late mother could..."
Welcome to Chanu-Con!
 
5.0
"An adorable children's story about an important subject. The story: Max and Lila are celebrating..."
The Crystal of Gaea. Aki and the Spheres of Time #5
 
5.0
"Aki and Lilith are off on another exciting adventure, this time to the world of Ancient Greek mythology. This..."
The Crystal of Gaea. Aki and the Spheres of Time #5
 
5.0
"Another amazing adventure of Aki on the Parallel Crystal"
La Petite Josette en Provence: Going to Les Baux-de-Provence (Voyage aux Baux-de-Provence)
 
4.2
"'La Petite Josette En Provence' by Ashley Davidson-Fisher, illustrated by Martinique Louise Fisher, who so happens to be the author's..."
Cloud of Witnesses
 
4.4
"The Lifters Dave Eggers, Alfred A. Knopf, 2018 Is magic enough to fix the morass of Middle America? Are..."
Ranch Hero
 
4.8
"This story deals with loss, which is usually a very sensitive and difficult subject, in an uplifting and entertaining way..."
The Black and White Ball
 
5.0
"This is a delightful story about a very vain peacock who sets about ensuring he is the most beautiful creature..."
 
5.0
"Good book for middle school kids- a true snapshot of the struggle to fit in the middle school social scene..."
The Crystal of Rea Silvia. Aki and the Spheres of Time #4
 
5.0
"The book was just simply great! Surprises, twists and stuffs! Well I just loved Aki and his amazing adventures!..."
The Crystal of Rea Silvia. Aki and the Spheres of Time #4
 
5.0
"This exciting fourth adventure begins with Aki learning about a startling family secret and having to choose between telling the..."
Alicia and the Light Bulb People in Star Factory 13
 
4.5
"'Alicia and the Light Bulb People in Star Factory 13' by Barbara Roman, illustrated by Vladimir Cebu, is a sweet..."
Sal the Seagull Stole My Lunch
 
4.2
"This one is a lot of fun. Joe and Mary are getting ready to have a picnic at..."
 
4.8
"As a mother and tutor for young children, I highly recommend this novel to add to your children's book shelves...."
The Year Santa Stubbed His Toe
 
4.0
"Santa has always been there to deliver gifts to the good boys and girls around the world, but this year,..."
Alicia and the Light Bulb People in Star Factory 13
 
N/A
"Have you ever noticed how people are like light bulbs? They come in many sizes and shapes, varying in their..."
Felipe Femur
 
5.0
"While this book in occupied by a cast of monsters, it is far from scary. It is also not solely..."
The Crystal Of Atum. Aki and the Spheres of Time #3
 
5.0
"I am so pleased by The Crystal of Atum. I love Aki and the Spheres of Time series. This book..."
The Crystal Of Atum. Aki and the Spheres of Time #3
 
4.8
"This is Aki’s third trip with the Sphere of Time. As usual, he ends up nowhere near the spot where..."