LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

Reckless I: The Petrified Flesh

Written by Cornelia Funke

Part of the Mirrorworld Series

Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 13+ readers Featured Books for Young Adults General Fiction Recommended Children's eBooks

LoveReading View on Reckless I: The Petrified Flesh

Best-selling author Cornelia Funke, whose Inkheart was a world-wide phenomenon, has created a wonderful imaginary world peopled with a gigantic cast of original and outlandish characters. Searching for his missing father, Jacob Reckless steps through the mirror into a strange, story-filled world in which danger is never very far away. When Jacob mistakenly allows his brother to follow him through the mirror he discovers the awesome powers he is working against and needs to use all his skill and cunning to save his brother from a horrible death as he is gradually turned to stone. Cornelia Funke’s original storytelling captures the hearts and minds of all young readers. ~ Julia Eccleshare

LoveReading4Kids

Reckless I: The Petrified Flesh Synopsis

Jacob has uncovered the doorway to another world, hidden behind a mirror. It is a place of dark magic and enchanted objects, scheming dwarves and fearsome ogres, fairies born from water and men born from stone. Here, he hunts for treasure and seeks adventure in the company of Fox - a beautiful, shape-shifting girl, who guides and guards him. But now Jacob's younger brother has followed him into the mirrored world, and all that was freedom has turned to fear. Because a deadly curse has been spoken; and Jacob must risk his life to reverse it, before his brother is turned to stone forever...

Revised and updated by Cornelia Funke, The Petrified Flesh is the first book in the thrilling Reckless series.

Reckless I: The Petrified Flesh Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for this title a small number of Lovereading members were lucky enough to be invited to review this title.  Click here to read the full reviews.

  • Daisy Penncock - 'These fast-paced books will make you breathless and wishing you had a magical mirror, just like Jacob, in your bedroom!'
  • Ellie Cameron-Hart age 10 'Reckless by Cornelia Funke is a thrilling adventurous novel full of mystery.'
  • Emma Baird age 10 - 'there’s never a boring moment and you never know what’s going to happen next. 
  • Emer O'Brien - 'This book is highly recommended to anyone with an active imagination, who is willing to believe in magic.'
  • Dana Colville, age 15 - A truly tantalising novel. Teenagers will love this novel. Can’t wait to read the next novel in this series. 

Reckless I: The Petrified Flesh Press Reviews

'More please Cornelia!' - The Independent

'A haunting story of loyalty, betrayal, magic and danger' - The Sunday Times

If you loved this, you might like these...

Dark Blade Whispers of the Gods Book 1
Tulip Taylor
The Weight of a Thousand Feathers
Toffee

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781782691242
Publication date: 29/09/2016
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782691242
Publication date: 29th September 2016
Author: Cornelia Funke
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke’s bestselling Inkheart trilogy has been a huge hit and been made into a major motion picture. She has won the Book Sense Children’s Literature Award twice and the Roswitha Prize. She was voted into Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in 2005.  Photo credit: Gillian Crane

More About Cornelia Funke

More Books By Cornelia Funke

Cover for Molly Rogers to the Rescue by Cornelia Funke
Cover for Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl by Cornelia Funke
Cover for Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
View All Books By Cornelia Funke

Share this book

LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
NEW INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE LAUNCHED!    Read More
×