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 Teen Money Manual Review

I received this book as an e-ARC through NetGalley.

Thank You very much!

Well, this Manual is a good reminder of what needs to be done. I know it says it’s for Teens, but honestly, it’s got good advice for anyone who needs a helping hand with Money. A lot of the tips are universal, however, some of the more detailed ideas, especially in the business and credit areas, are very american based, which makes this book harder to sell in, say Switzerland, for instance.

Nonetheless, if you can read past the US-based set up, the Manual is useful anywhere and for anyone.

I also love the set-up of the whole book. There are loads of colourful pictures and graphs and piecharts to keep the momentum going and to get Teens motivated to read the book and possibly use the advice given. Again, it would possibly motivate most readers, Teen or otherwise. It’s worth a sneak-peek and I may well consider ordering a copy of this little helper at some point.