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Reckless (Reckless Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

107 out of 114 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 July 13, 2011

    Eh....

    I love Corniela Funk but this book is very dificult to get into and hard to follow. Ulessyour desperate dont waste your time.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 4, 2010

    Watch out

    this is NOT the actual book. It's only about 34 pages of it.

    BN, you vex me.
    (although, I can tell this book is not for me, so at least I saved some money

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2014

    To Hey.looking for a sexy bf

    Im faith

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    ..

    I would really like to start Reckless...but I heard that there is some adult content in it...so...? What should I do? I would get my mom to read it before me but she doesn't like fantsy... don't know WHATS up with that... Help me.....

    ~ Inkheartlover/Inkheart QUEEN X3

    Ps. I know I spelled fansty wrong.... just like I did there. And I don't care if you judge me about it ^-^ Like I always say- "Judge as much as you want, what you say ain't ever gonna change me! Im my own person and I'll be who I want to be!"
    So say whatca wanna say! And I'll do what I wanna do! XD Sorry... couldn't help it.... I've been wanting to say that for so long……… Bai!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    Ok

    This book was confusing for me to understand and the story jumped around a bit. If you're interested in books with battle, then it is pretty okay. I wouldn't know if the novel was good because I stopped after reading it after a few chapters!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Nook books

    The guy on the cover is kinda sexxii:)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    Not goo d

    Wht are these people talking about?? This book isnt good at all. Its boring. Dont waste your time

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    Can't Wait

    I see alot of good reviews. I'm going to start reading to see how it is. Another nice book to read for daughters around the age of 11-14 would like the book Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz. It also has a movie on it. I know I loved it!!!!!! :)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2011

    Blagh

    Put it this way. Go outside or somewhere dangerous and break a limb. You'll find more thrill and joy from your broken limb and cast then from this original and bland book.

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  • Posted January 21, 2011

    ehh...

    it was okay..... the author jumped around it a lot....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2010

    letdown

    When I saw this was free I was really excited but when I downloaded it it wasn't the whole book, just a few chapters. Please stop with the false advertising!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2010

    short read

    found a mirror jump brother gets clawed jump looking for antidote end wow that lasted 15mins 33 pages not enough detail unless i didnt read the full version ill go check again

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2010

    Ok read!

    It's an ok read since it was free

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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