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Reckless (Reckless Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

106 out of 113 people found this review helpful.

Reading Teen Review of Reckless

I picked this book up at ALA 10 for my ten-year-old daughter. I got it signed for her and everything. She loved the Inkheart series and was really excited to start reading it, but after about 15 pages, she brought it to me and said, "I don't understand what's happenin...
I picked this book up at ALA 10 for my ten-year-old daughter. I got it signed for her and everything. She loved the Inkheart series and was really excited to start reading it, but after about 15 pages, she brought it to me and said, "I don't understand what's happening, this book makes no sense." So, I told her that I'd read it, and try to explain it to her. I am SO glad that I started this book....for two reasons. First, my ten-year-old is not ready for it. There was way too much bone-chilling creepiness, and there was also quite a lot of adult innuendo (the main character is 24) that she either wouldn't understand, or shouldn't be reading at ten.

The second reason is that I REALLY liked it a lot!! Unfortunately, if she hadn't brought it to me, I don't know that I would have ever picked it up, which makes me sad because I'm afraid that people who would love it, won't read it because it's marked (presently anyway) for 9-12 year olds.

So, why did I like this book so much? It was like The Lord of the Rings crossed with The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales. I loved reading about the world behind the mirror! There were witches, and fairies, and dwarfs, and creepy stone creatures called Goyl. Then there were familiar fairy tale characters like Snow White and Sleeping Beauty (who was still sleeping because her prince never came for her). The story changes perspective several times as it is told by many different points of view, including Jacob, a loner who finds his place in this alternate world, Jacob's loyal female companion and shape-shifter, Fox, Jacob's brother, Will, who is rapidly turning into a Goyl, Will's fiery girlfriend, Clara, Hentzau, the captain of the evil Goyl King's army, and a few others. Though I think it might be confusing for younger readers, I thoroughly enjoyed reading from all these points of view. It was even interesting reading from the villain's outlook!

The creepy-factor was big in this book, too. If you're a fan of the Brothers Grimm or Tim Burton type movies, you will definitely appreciate the bizarre, and eerily terrifying creatures in Reckless. Some of them seriously gave me chills. "The Tailor"....that's all I'm saying.

I loved everything about this mystical world that Cornelia Funke twisted to make her own. I never knew what was going to happen next, or what creature they would encounter on their quest to free Will from the flesh-eating stone that was consuming him. The only complaint that I have is that I wish that we were able to get to know the characters a little better. I didn't feel like I got to know Jacob, or Will very well, which made it hard for me to care as much about what happened to them. Hopefully they will be fleshed out a little more in the next book which I can't wait to read! I hope that you won't let the age recommendation keep you from this book, and I hope you'll love it as much as I did.

Reckless is an Epic adventure with a creepy twist on all the Fairytales we know and love. "If you're looking for happily ever after, you've come to the wrong place."

Andye (http://ReadingTeen.net/)

posted by ReadingTeen on August 5, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

59 out of 86 people found this review helpful.

Free eBook is only a sample

Most of the other reviews are about the hardcopy edition (which will not come out until Sept. 14, 2010). They are talking about advance copies.
Unfortunately the eBook only contains the first 7 chapters. Thirty three pages in all. The last page announces the release da...
Most of the other reviews are about the hardcopy edition (which will not come out until Sept. 14, 2010). They are talking about advance copies.
Unfortunately the eBook only contains the first 7 chapters. Thirty three pages in all. The last page announces the release date of the full version.
We have been tricked once more.

posted by Antonio_S on September 13, 2010

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  • Posted September 13, 2010

    Free eBook is only a sample

    Most of the other reviews are about the hardcopy edition (which will not come out until Sept. 14, 2010). They are talking about advance copies.
    Unfortunately the eBook only contains the first 7 chapters. Thirty three pages in all. The last page announces the release date of the full version.
    We have been tricked once more.

    59 out of 86 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2010

    sample

    for the love of all that is holy, is it so hard to make samples say 'sample' plus arent samples useless since you can usually read the first chapter free anyways?

    36 out of 54 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2012

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    I couldn't get into this one. The writing was poor. The characte

    I couldn't get into this one. The writing was poor. The characters flat and it was just completely uninteresting.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    Baddest book ever

    Baddest bok ever dont read

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Terrific!!!!!*****************

    Good

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    ????

    Is this the actual book?? Or is it just the preview...

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    I

    It skips alot of information and it is stupid Don't get it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    Meh

    Meh not worthy of keeping on my nook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    I dont know

    After reading wt people have to say i am kind of wondering if i should get it or not

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Havent read yet

    Hope its good ;) (;

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Waste

    70 pages

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Umm sorry for the star

    Ok so i am young and i didnt really get the boook and could not bet through the first fifty pages. There wasnt any character introduction so i didnt know why there were monsters that the father woyld kill. I bet bit is great but please i really dint understand

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Help!

    i havn't red very far. Is it any good (icant undrstnd it)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Per ka +(

    Yhdm

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Horrrible sneak peek

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Borinnnnnng

    Borinng

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    BG

    Was alright:P

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Reckless... read or not to read?

    I disliked this book so much! It was confusing at the biginning and boring as you wnet on. I really didnt think it was even worth writing. I stoppd half way through the book it was so bad and thats saying a lot beacause ive only put down a few books in my life. Do not waste your money this book!!! If your looking for a good book try harry potter, the hunger games, and for girls, any book by jessica day george.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    :(

    Very dissapointing and dull.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    Wth??????

    What the heck? I started reading it beacuse i luv the inkheart series yet the prolouge left me confused and to me the story made absolutely no sense. She eplain mote about the world and not just skip twelve years. She should also describe things like how he geys to the world more and how his beother followed him... this book left me with a very bad headache. Definitely dont reccommend but i definitely reccommend the inkheart trilogy!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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