Book Review: Ink Spell, by Cornelia Funke.

I just… I just can’t even… How can a book so bad have sold so well?

Even though this book was slightly better than the first, it was still awful.
The writing, the story, the characters, everything was just plain horrendous.
Once again, this is going to be a short review, as I don’t have much to write about.

The story did progress a little more and a little faster than the first book, but at the same time, it didn’t really move anywhere. Not only is the narrative still stuck in a loop, but it was essentially the same story and loop as number one.
This book also introduced a few new characters – if you can call them that. While they may have different faces and different names, at their core they are the same as all the others we’ve met, and essentially boil down to nothing new at all.
The writing is very boring and very bad. The only good parts are the words written to be spoken, which are actually rather good. To be honest, I think the author would have been better off just writing a trilogy about the Inkworld, and not bothering with our world. It would have been much more interesting and may have actually gone somewhere.

There is no surprise or shock factor with the book, and no emotions to be felt whilst reading it.


I’m going to give myself two weeks instead of my usual one to read this, as it’s very bad, and it’s now Summer which means I will not have as much free time for reading.

1.3/5.0

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One thought on “Book Review: Ink Spell, by Cornelia Funke.

  1. Lauren @ BAOTB

    YOU ARE THE FIRST PERSON I’VE FOUND THAT DIDN’T THINK INKSPELL WAS AN INCREDIBLE CONTINUATION. THANK YOU.

    See, I loved Inkheart. I think it was an amazing concept, and Funke really tied it up nice with a bow at the end, and I thought it was something new and different. When I read Inkspell, I was incredibly disappointed. I was expecting a great continuation of a novel that I had thoroughly enjoyed, but found nothing but extreme disappointment. The writing didn’t really expand on anything, as you said, and the characters that were introduced felt a little flat.

    And Inkdeath? Don’t even get me started on that.

    I really enjoyed the first book, but I think she should have stopped there. Her other books, like “The Thief Lord,” are also slightly disappointing. Maybe it’s different in the original German, but I think Inkheart was her only truly great book.

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