Not for nothing does the Manic Pixie Dream Girl normally wear outsized glasses  —  they don’t fit because these signifiers of intellectualism aren’t really made for her.

I Am Not Your Manic Pixie Bookworm" by Katie Welsh || Huff Post Books

food for thought.

a multiple choice question

what is writing?

a. punching out words

b. staring in a daze at the computer screen (or page) while phrases and snippets of scenes slosh around your head

c. taking a walk and mulling things over

d. googling interesting things

e. all of the above

f. none of the above

g. a & b

h. a & c

i. a & d

j. b & c

k. b & d

l. c & d

m. this is a stupid question

n. writing is undefinable

o. something else

FEARLESS • Cornelia Funkeage || YAgenre || fantasy, fairy tale—-
Wonderful, dark, fun. Love the characters, love the plot, love the world. I was sad to reach the end of the book and hope the next in the series doesn’t take another three years to come out. Because I want it right now. There’s so much imagination in this series. And, FYI, this book is one example of a romance I can appreciate.Spoilers for Reckless beyond this point. You have been warned.Fearless picks up in the middle of Jacob’s search to discover a cure for the fatal curse placed on him by the Red Fairy, the price he paid to save his brother. He has exhausted every magical item he can think of, except one: the Witch Slayer’s Crossbow, which would bring its owner unlimited power. This item is Jacob’s last hope, but his search is made more difficult by a competitor, a Goyl nicknamed “The Bastard.” Jacob and Fox must race against time and surpass the efforts of the Goyl treasure hunter if they want to find the crossbow before the curse is fulfilled.As in Reckless, the dark, fairy tale world creates a rich, endlessly intriguing backdrop. Jacob and Fox are fantastic, well-rounded, sympathetic characters and I’m rooting for them to end up together.The reason I’m a fan of the romance in this book is because it’s born out of genuine caring for the other person. It’s not all about the burning gazes of sultry, golden eyes or swooning or rippling muscles. It’s about trust and attachment and affection. And attraction too, but not ONLY attraction. Funke focuses on what I feel are the more important, more fulfilling parts of romance.It’s actually been a little while now since I’ve finished this book and thinking about it again is reminding me how excited I am about this series.  Now I’m itching to read Reckless and Fearless again.This book’s got everything going for it: great, imaginative setting; authentic characters; and a plot that moves at a consistent pace, keeps readers guessing, and leads to an even more exciting mystery that opens into what I’m sure will be the plot of the next book. Oh and the writing is gorgeous. Cornelia Funke is the best.

FEARLESS • Cornelia Funke
age ||
YA
genre || fantasy, fairy tale
—-

Wonderful, dark, fun. Love the characters, love the plot, love the world. I was sad to reach the end of the book and hope the next in the series doesn’t take another three years to come out. Because I want it right now. There’s so much imagination in this series. And, FYI, this book is one example of a romance I can appreciate.

Spoilers for Reckless beyond this point. You have been warned.

Fearless picks up in the middle of Jacob’s search to discover a cure for the fatal curse placed on him by the Red Fairy, the price he paid to save his brother. He has exhausted every magical item he can think of, except one: the Witch Slayer’s Crossbow, which would bring its owner unlimited power. This item is Jacob’s last hope, but his search is made more difficult by a competitor, a Goyl nicknamed “The Bastard.” Jacob and Fox must race against time and surpass the efforts of the Goyl treasure hunter if they want to find the crossbow before the curse is fulfilled.

As in Reckless, the dark, fairy tale world creates a rich, endlessly intriguing backdrop. Jacob and Fox are fantastic, well-rounded, sympathetic characters and I’m rooting for them to end up together.

The reason I’m a fan of the romance in this book is because it’s born out of genuine caring for the other person. It’s not all about the burning gazes of sultry, golden eyes or swooning or rippling muscles. It’s about trust and attachment and affection. And attraction too, but not ONLY attraction. Funke focuses on what I feel are the more important, more fulfilling parts of romance.

It’s actually been a little while now since I’ve finished this book and thinking about it again is reminding me how excited I am about this series.  Now I’m itching to read Reckless and Fearless again.

This book’s got everything going for it: great, imaginative setting; authentic characters; and a plot that moves at a consistent pace, keeps readers guessing, and leads to an even more exciting mystery that opens into what I’m sure will be the plot of the next book. Oh and the writing is gorgeous. Cornelia Funke is the best.