I Want to Read It, a hybrid between WLW (or WOW) and what's on my to-be read pile. Well, instead of focusing just on books I would like to acquire, I will be using it to feature books that I just want to read. From the one's I want to buy to the one's sitting on my TBR at home.
Reckless (Mirrorworld, 1) by Cornelia Funke, September 14, 2010. Published by Little Brown Books. Source: Own it.
Ever since Jacob Reckless was a child, he has been escaping to a hidden world through a portal in his father's abandoned study. Over the years, he has made a name for himself as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. He's also made many enemies and allies--most important, Fox, a beautiful shape-shifting vixen whom Jacob cares for more than he lets on.
But life in this other world is about to change. Tragedy strikes when Jacob's younger brother, Will, follows him through the portal. Brutally attacked, Will is infected with a curse that is quickly transforming him into a Goyl--a ruthless killing machine, with skin made of stone.
Jacob is prepared to fight to save his brother, but in a land built on trickery and lies, Jacob will need all the wit, courage, and reckless spirit he can summon to reverse the dark spell--before it's too late.
Why: Okay, so, I very much love the hardcover for Reckless. It just speaks of twisty, dark reading and I'm totally excited about that. Yet, the question remains is why haven't I gotten around to reading it already. I mean it's been in my possession for six years (yes, 6 [long] years) and still I have not cracked it open.
I, frankly, am disappointed in my still that this book is still sitting unread in my room. Especially since I adored Thief Lord and was madly excited when I won a copy of it. In order to vaporize my "Own yet haven't read it" guilt, I shall endeavor to read it this year.
Hopefully, it is every bit as good as I think it'll be!! I just want to love it since Thief Lord was such a great book!! Wish me luck that Reckless by Cornelia Funke will live up to my six years worth of expectations!!!