His skin, Jade | The Petrified Flesh | A Review

The first thing that drew me to the book was of course, the cover. If you haven’t read my blog before, you wouldn’t know that the covers are definitely a reason as to why I choose a book. Sorry, not sorry.

The Petrified Flesh is the first book in Cornelia Funkes Mirror World series, but don’t worry folks, three of the books have already been published, so we won’t have to wait long to read the next one!


Jacob has uncovered the doorway to another world, hidden behind a mirror. It is a place of dark magic and enchanted objects, scheming dwarves and fearsome ogres, fairies born from water and men born from stone.

Here, he hunts for treasure and seeks adventure in the company of Fox – a beautiful, shape­shifting girl, who guides and guards him.

But now Jacob’s younger brother has followed him into the mirrored world, and all that was freedom has turned to fear. Because a deadly curse has been spoken; and Jacob must risk his life to reverse it, before his brother is turned to stone forever…

Revised and updated by Cornelia Funke, The Petrified Flesh is the first book in the thrilling Reckless series.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was a nice quick read for me, AND it involved a mixture of magical things, perfect! It was scary at times, especially when you didn’t know what was going to happen, and the introductions of ‘scary’ beings and things, but this was written really well, the right kind of scary.

I actually think my favourite character in this book is Fox, part girl, part fox, is very loyal to Jacob and belongs to the Mirror World, something which the other three main characters aren’t. Although Jacob, by now, does know his way around this strange world.

Would highly recommend this book for magical lovers and Grimm’s fairy tale lovers. Beautifully written and with gorgeous covers to match! A great start to the Mirror World series!

Let me know if you’ve read any of the books in the series, and leave me a comment below as to what you think?


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