| Friday, April 26, 2013
FearlessJacob Reckless returns once again to the Mirrorworld--filled with profound characters, extraordinary creatures, and epic life-or-death treasure hunts that could only come from the mind of the master storyteller of our generation, Cornelia Funke. 
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.

About this author

Cornelia Caroline Funke is a multiple award-winning German author of children's and YA fiction. She is best known for her Inkheart trilogy. The Inkheart books have gained a variety of attention, and critics have praised Funke as the "German J. K. Rowling". Her books are very popular in her native country, and many have now been translated into English. Her work fits mainly into the fantasy and adventure genres. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Ok so for one thing when I grabbed this from Night Owl Reviews I didn't realize that it was a book 2. Oops.  I think I need to pay better attention.  The good thing was that I have everything from this author so I already had book 1 laying around YAY! So I quickly read Reckless and then picked up Fearless and I was so not disappointed.  This book is about a boy named Jacob who found a mirror in his missing father's study that allows him to travel to another world that if full of magic.  In the first book Reckless, Jacob's brother followed him and was almost turned into a Goyl which is creature made of stone like a Gargoyle. Fearless is a fast paced book that I finished in about a day or so. It is filled with fairy tale legends and Jacob is on the look for one that not even the inhabitants of Mirrorworld believe that it is real.  I loved the romance in the book didn't take priority over the story itself since Jacob is on borrowed time. The front of the book says that this is a companion book to Reckless but I don't think I would have liked it as much if I hadn't read book 1.  There is a massive cliff hanger at the end of Fearless that will make you drool until book 3 comes out.  So I cant wait for more.  These books I would recommend these books for ages 9 and up.  


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