Reckless: The Petrified Flesh, by Cornelia Funke

I received this book as an e-proof on Netgalley. Thank you very much.

What I love about Cornelia Funke, is that she reads just as well in the translated English Versions of her books as she does in her mother tongue German. She’s a very versatile author, which I generally find is something that is missing in the german YA world, as so many books in that genre get translated from english, that many german authors seem to get crushed, slightly. Not this author though, she’s in fact one of THE exceptions in german literature that get translated into english and it works for her.

The first book of hers that I read was “Drachenreiter”, back when that was new and I a child. Then I quickly devoured the “Ink Heart” trilogy in German and still go back to it when I’m needing a bit of magic in my life. After that, I was always on the lookout for something that would capture and keep my interest just the way “Ink Heart” did. Until these books appeared, however, I was never satisfied with any german book I touched. I love how the Brothers Grimm are brought to life in their own world and how real it all seems. Hats off to Cornelia Funke for creating such a wondrous world of Fairy Tales, the way they were meant to be, interesting and a little scary at times.

If you are interested in being swept away to a world full of the creatures of Fairy Tales and a world where the Grimm Brothers are around again, enter here and go on an epic journey of fantastic beasts and great adventures.

Keeping Secrets by Maggie Dana

I received this book as an E-Arc through Netgalley. Thank you very much!

A nice book for the horseloving tween.
Having read quite a few horsey books in my time, I quite enjoyed the change of pace this book has offered me. Whilst you still get all the horse references, the story is not what I was expecting when I saw the cover. It wasn’t all about the rivalry at competitions. Far more, it was also about a special friendship, or rather bond, that formed between the two girls. Both have their own battles to face, but find a shoulder to lean on in each other. This bond that they share is also what brings both girls back to life, so to speak. I will be reading more of the series, provided I can find the books.