Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke, has received much praise as a children’s book and has made it on to reading lists of many elementary schools. I have read many reviews about the book from people of all ages who thoroughly enjoyed it. I have also talked to people that have likewise read and enjoyed it.

Because of its acclaim, it has now been made into a major motion picture staring Brendan Fraser.

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Mistborn: the Final Empire

Mistborn is the first book in the Mistborn trilogy, and the second book by author Brandon Sanderson. In Mistborn, Sanderson introduces us to a whole new set of magical rules than the ones from his debut novel Elantris.

In a nutshell, the plot of Mistborn is simple. A street urchin with magical powers (known in the Mistborn trilogy as allomancy) is befriended by the resistance in hopes of her helping to overthrow a ruthless and immortal dictator who has governed and enslaved the peoples of the world for a thousand years, and, unless something is done, is likely to continue for many millennia more.

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I have to admit that when I first figured out the plot Brandon Sanderson’s debut novel, Elantris, I was quite intrigued. Despite his being a novice, Sanderson does a masterful job in setting up a totally new land and a new magic system in very little time. Most interesting of all, however, is when you are introduced to the protagonist — a prince turned zombie.

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