April 23, 2012
Brina recommends the Inkheart trilogy, comprised of Inkheart (2004), Inkspell (2006), and Inkdeath (2008) by German author Cornelia Funke.
“Although it is generally only found in the children’s section, I love the magical world that Cornelia Funke was able to pull the reader into. I adore those books that can wrap you into their characters and settings. These books revolve around an abstract view of this perfect feeling. The main character is able to make books come alive by reading aloud. When pushed into an unfamiliar setting, you can feel her uneasiness and learn to cope with the problems at hand with her. I suggest reading these books whenever you have some free time and this summer, while laying out in the sun would be a seemingly perfect time. Inkdeath is my favorite of the series by the way!”