Reckless

Reckless

eBook - 2010 | 1st ed
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Jacob and Will Reckless have looked out for each other ever since their father disappeared, but when Jacob discovers a magical mirror that transports him to a warring world populated by witches, giants, and ogres, he keeps it to himself until Will follows him one day, with dire consequences.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316122917 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
0316122912 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK Y FUNKE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (394 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Latsch, Oliver

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Jacob and Will Reckless have looked out for each other ever since their father disappeared, but when Jacob discovers a magical mirror that transports him to a warring world populated by witches, giants, and ogres, he keeps it to himself until Will follows him one day, with dire consequences. Ages... Read More »

When Jacob discovers a magical mirror that transports him to a warring world populated by witches, giants, and ogres, he keeps it to himself until Will follows him one day, with dire consequences.

Jacob and Will Reckless have looked out for each other ever since their father disappeared, but when Jacob discovers a magical mirror that transports him to a warring world populated by witches, giants, and ogres, he keeps it to himself until Will follows him one day, with dire consequences.


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IndyPL_SteveB Mar 14, 2019

Also published as *The Petrified Flesh*. This is the first novel in Funke’s teen fantasy series, “Mirrorworld.” The series is quite creative, with layers of depth and inventive twists on classic fairy tales.

Jacob Reckless is a master thief and treasure hunter in a fantasy world, basically a Medieval Europe with all of the creatures of fairy tales -- Giants, witches, princesses, dwarves, etc. There is also a war going on between humans and the “Goyl,” aggressive humanoid creatures with skin like stone. Eventually we discover that Jacob is from our world. After his father disappeared, Jacob discovered his father’s notes which talked about a magic mirror that led to another world. Jacob has been in the Mirrorworld for years looking for his father. Jacob has a companion, Fox, a much younger girl who can shape-shift into a vixen.

In *Reckless,* Jacob’s younger brother Will and Will’s girlfriend Clara come through the mirror. Will is attacked by a Goyl and his skin slowly begins to turn to the stone skin of the Goyl. Jacob must risk his life to save his brother and protect Clara and Fox, all while in the middle of the war. It’s very exciting, with unexpected plot twists at every turn. For me part of the fascination is that few of the characters are all good or bad. Your enemy is acting from reasonable self-interest, just as are your friends. Very exciting and you will want to immediately jump to book 2: *Fearless*.

jnelson0 Feb 09, 2017

Family ties are strong, as brother chases brother through the mirror world and through danger to save each other. Somewhat scary, always fast paced, this heart thumping novel keeps you loving ever minute of it.

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tocch101
Apr 08, 2014

I'm interested to see how this will play out with all the different familial relations. Looking forward to the next book.

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Doctor_10101
Jan 15, 2014

Didn't know what I was getting into when I read this book, but the story's setting and atmosphere went beyond my expectations. I had compared this to Funke's Inkheart trilogy but the comparison is unjustified. Reckless deserves its own merits.

natalie_g Sep 23, 2013

This trip through the mirror is an entertaining read. The relationships and wonderfully developed characters will keep you reading. The fairy tale elements from fairies and magic mirrors will fascinate you. A highly recommended read for anyone looking for a more grown up fairy tale.

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emmadragons
Sep 20, 2013

great book love the fox

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sanderl571
Jun 16, 2013

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book, despite the somewhat confusing beginning. Can't wait to read the sequel Fearless!

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PudgeTr
Oct 18, 2012

One of those books where a Sequal is an intense need. loved it

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mznicegirl35
Oct 06, 2012

The story line was well written. I loved the twists on the children's fairytales. So amazing I read this book in 2 days!!

xDreamer Jun 18, 2012

One of my absolute favourites! I love it!

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xDreamer Jun 18, 2012

xDreamer thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 18

Captain_America Apr 28, 2011

Captain_America thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Jan 20, 2011

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sanderl571
Jun 16, 2013

Basically, in this book the main character, Jacob, finds this mirror that enables him to travel to this other world with mythical creatures like dragons and witches, but one day his brother, Will, followed him, and nothing been the same since that fateful day.

Captain_America Apr 28, 2011

When Jacob Reckless' little brother follows him into his secret world and is cursed by the Dark Fairy, he is faced with a choice of whether or not to pursue a cure, even if it means challenging his abilities and best friend, Fox.

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bookworm06
Dec 11, 2010

Jacob Reckless' father disappeared one day, leaving him, his younger brother Will and his mother behind. A year after his disappearance, Jacob ventures into his father's study and discovers a mirror that leads into another world, a world of fairy tales, but with a dark side and lacking happily-ever-afters. He keeps it to himself for a long time, travelling there and disappearing on his family and only comes back because of his brother Will once his mother dies. But Will follows him into this world one day and risks becoming a creature of that world. Now Jacob and Will's girlfriend Clara must find a way to reverse this curse before it's too late. But others search for Will too, and this world contains its very own dangers, threatening their lives.

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sanderl571
Jun 16, 2013

“Since when does the butterfly ask about the caterpillar?”

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crystal240
Apr 02, 2013

"Once upon a time, there was a boy who set out to learn the meaning of fear."

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