Without fail, when people find out that I review books, and that I particularly enjoy YA Fantasy, the first question they ask is, "Have you read Fablehaven?"
Until now, the answer was no. I know. Many of you are shocked. You might even stop reading my book review blog because 'how could I possibly NOT have read Fablehaven before now?'
Well, I have my excuses, but you don't really need to hear them, so let's get on with the review already.
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
13 year old, Kendra, and her younger brother, Seth, are being shipped off to visit their grandparents, who they hardly know.
Before long, they discover that Grandma and Grandpa's house is much more than it seems. In the forest just past the yard, strange creatures roam.
It's Fablehaven...a preserve for mythical creatures like fairies, witches, trolls, you name it. Seth, who is always ready to explore and break the rules, leads Kendra into all sorts of troublesome adventures.
Fablehaven is the first book in an intensely popular fantasy series. The good news is that the fifth (and final) book was recently released, so if you are just getting into the series (like me), you won't have to wait for the sequels to come out.
Highly recommended for Harry Potter fans looking for another great fantasy series. I can't wait to get a hold of book 2.
For a review of Water Keep, the first book in another one of Brandon Mull's bestselling series, click here.