“One of those times when the sequel surpasses the first.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I bought the entire Inkheart trilogy on a whim when someone suggested it on the page and I absolutely loved Meggie’s adventures in Inkheart.
It’s a lovely story and while I felt it tipped a little too much on the ‘children’s literature’ for myself as an adult I was still keen to read book two, Inkspell to see what would happen to Meggie, her family and the troop of characters they had read from the pages.
Inkspell doesn’t disappoint and it actually has a much more grown up feel to it. Real life and the pages of Inkheart are getting rather muddled up with characters trapped here and there and as Meggie is separated from those she loves, things get a little darker.