Inkheart is one of our favorite books…I love it as much as the boys! We have listened to it on cd and it is so wonderfully done. Inkheart is about a bookbinder, Mo, who discovers that he can read characters out of books…he accidentally reads 2 villains, Capricorn and Basta and another character Dustfinger out of a book called Inkheart while reading his wife into the book. Mo and his daughter Meggie are swept up in the adventure that ensues as they try to stop Capricorn and rescue Meggie's mother. Inkspell is the second book in the trilogy and I found this one just as exciting and captivating (if not more-so) as the first. Inkspell takes place in the book, Inkheart and introduces us to a wonderful new world as Meggie searches to find her mother. Inkspell also solidifies Dustfinger as one of my all-time favorite characters.

There is something about this series that I just absolutely adore…maybe because it revolves around books? Or taps into a secret desire to be read into my favorite books and meet my favorite characters?

Turns out that the movie is currently in production and will be out in Spring of 2008. The article talks about how they will handle Gwin, the horned marten (they were able to stick small horns on a ferret). They also mention that Meggie reads Toto out of the Wizard of Oz and he helps her throughout the movie…that is definitely not from the book. We'll have to see how it works. They also did not mention Basta in the article, so that has me worried…he was such a great villain and plays a large role in both books….not sure where they are going to go if they do not include him.

And another great thing…the 3rd book in the trilogy, Inkdawn, will be out in Spring 2008!

So much to look forward to!

Thanks to Book Moot for the link!

~Stephanie

 

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