If you like Inkspell by Cornelia Caroline Funke
Here are some other fantasies that I hope you will like:
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke.
Two brothers, having run away from the aunt who plans to adopt the
younger one, are sought by a detective hired by their aunt, but they
have found shelter with--and protection from--Venice's "Thief Lord."
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud.
Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and
instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful
magician Simon Lovelace.
Sabriel by Garth Nix.
Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the
mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.
Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best
friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of
gruesome experiments in the Far North.
East by Edith Pattou.
A young woman journeys to a distant castle on the back of a great white
bear who is the victim of a cruel enchantment.
Endymion Spring by Matthew Skelton.
Having reluctantly accompanied his academic mother and pesky younger
sister to Oxford, twelve-year-old Blake Winters is at loose ends until
he stumbles across an ancient and magical book, secretly brought to
England in 1453 by Gutenberg's mute apprentice to save it from evil
forces, and which now draws Blake into a dangerous and life-threatening