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.

The Recruit

I received this e-book as an ARC through NetGalley. Thank you very much!

This Book (the series actually) makes for a nice Change in the world of Children’s Books, which are often either Fantasy or Realistic. Whilst this is set in our world as we know it, it is rather improbable that such an Organisation could exist. But it’s close enough to reality to remain interesting for Kids who don’t enjoy Fantasy so much.
I think Robert Muchamore has done a wonderful Job at creating this world that could be but isn’t. Each Story is unique, as is each character. Thank you very much for the treat!