Meggie lives a peaceful and quiet life with her father, Mo who is a book restorer. Her mother disappeared when she was young, but despite the absence of her mother; Mo and Meggie live a pleasant life enriched with books and their common love of reading. Little did Meggie know that her father keeps a secret. Mo has an ability to bring characters from books to life when he reads it out loud and this was unfortunately the cause of her mother’s disappearance. One day a disreputable character named Dustfinger appears at their doorsteps and informs Mo (whom he calls Silvertongue) that Capricorn was searching for him and a book he possesses called Inkheart.
With that, the adventure begins for both Mo and Meggie and their lives changed forever.
This is the first time I’ve read a book from Cornelia Funke and I found the premise of the book very interesting. I like the way Funke included characters from other classics into the book; like Farid from The Arabian Nights and even Tinker Bell from Peter Pan which she successfully includes into her own storyline seamlessly.
Other than that, unfortunately I found the story a bit slow to read. It lacked the adventure and adrenalin that would make me addicted to the pages. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate Inkheart but I wasn't captivated by the storyline and ended the last chapter with 'Oh ok. That's it?'
Next Book: The Time Traveller's Wife