Reckless II: Living Shadows

Written by Cornelia Funke

Part of the Mirrorworld Series

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LoveReading View on Reckless II: Living Shadows

Best-selling Cornelia Funke has an exceptional gift for creating gloriously gothic otherworlds in which the unusual and seemingly impossible can – and does- happen. Part two of the Mirrrorworld series, Living Shadows, follows The Petrified Flesh and catches up with Jacob who desperately seeks a cure to overcome the curse imposed on him by the fairies. Jacob’s cure is such a dark magic that it must be deeply hidden; the search for it takes him where no one should tread. That would be dangerous enough but, worse still, someone else is desperate for the cure too.  Luckily, Fox, a shape shifting girl is willing to help in the quest.  ~ Julia Eccleshare

Reckless II: Living Shadows Synopsis

Jacob has saved his brother from the Mirrorworld, but now he will pay a terrible price. A fairy's curse is burning in his heart, and to break the spell he must embark upon a perilous journey - with his trusty friend Fox by his side - to seek out the only treasure that could save him. Jacob's search for the golden crossbow will lead him across hundreds of miles by land and sea, to an invisible, enchanted palace within the Dead City. It will bring him face to face with vicious beasts, bloodthirsty giants, and a deadly stone-faced rival.

It will test his courage like never before. Living Shadows is the second book in the thrilling Reckless series.

Reckless II: Living Shadows Reader Reviews

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

  • Teresa Hegarty age 12  - 'I thought the story was very thrilling, exciting and adventurous.  Percy Jackson fans will love it.  Inkheart fans will love these books even more.   This is an amazing story by a brilliant author.'
  • Emma Baird age 10 - 'I would read it over and over again and recommend it to friends. Cornelia has boosted my confidence in writing and inspired me to do more of it...'
  • Shannon Street - 'Fearless is packed full of action and adventure. It has a good plot with some interesting characters...'
  • Conor Kenneally - 'It had quite a slow start to the book but after a while I got addicted to it because it was exciting...
  • Emer O'Brien - 'Cornelia Funke has done it again, and thrown us another masterpiece....' 
  • Christopher Tanner age 11 - 'This is a fast paced fantasy story with lots of action. We need more!...'
  • James Goodall - 'Fearless is a terrific book that captures you and transports you, as it does with Jacob Reckless, into a magical world...'
  • Carla Mc Guigan, age 12 - 'This novel was so compelling, I just couldn’t set in down!!!' 
  • Jasmine Randall - 'It was amazing and I hope there will be a third one to follow in the series.' 
  • Daisy Penncock - 'These fast-paced books will make you breathless and wishing you had a magical mirror, just like Jacob, in your bedroom!'

Reckless II: Living Shadows Press Reviews

A wonderful storyteller Sunday Times


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ISBN: 9781782691259
Publication date: 29/09/2016
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782691259
Publication date: 29th September 2016
Author: Cornelia Funke
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Reviewed by Children

About Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inkheart trilogy, The Thief Lord and a whole host of popular children’s novels and picture books. Born in 1958 in the German town of Dorsten, Cornelia initially worked as an illustrator but soon began writing her own stories, quickly establishing a reputation as one of Germany’s best-loved children’s authors. Her international breakthrough came with the fantasy novel Dragon Rider, which spent 78 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Success continued with the publication of The Thief Lord, which immediately climbed to the #2 spot ...

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