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msaphra's review of Inkspell

disappointing sequel

2out of 5

by msaphra on June 10, 2007

After reading Inkheart, which I loved, I eagerly began reading the sequel, Inkspell. But alas, the second book did not follow through in the same style. In this sequel, many of the protagonists of Inheart find their way into the world of the book of the same name. But, gone is the playful allusion to beloved children' classics, and the interesting mix of goodness and flaws in the characters. Stock phrases are repeated over and over again. Action seemed to be written with an eye towards movie rights. And, unlike the ending of the first book, which enabled it to stand on its own, this sequel ends in a very unsatisfactory cliff hanger. In short, after reading it, like Dustfinger, I was left longing for the world painted in Inkheart, which alas, not to be found in Inkspell.
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