Fablehaven:Rise of the Evening Star and Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull

Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven)I enjoyed the first Fablehaven book, but to be honest, would not have put it in the same category as Harry Potter. However, I'm repenting of that now. The books get better and better, the adventures intensifying with each turn of the page. I won't give much away, but I want you to know that I have fallen in love with Fablehaven, and if you like Harry Potter-esque books, this series is for you. And it's not some copycat either. It is definitely wonderful and well-written in its own right.

Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull

The Society of the Evening Star is getting stronger. Seth and Kendra are no longer safe at home. Will they be safer at Fablehaven?

Their grandparents have invited three magic experts to live with them and help them find a powerful artifact hidden in Fablehaven. Are they trustworthy or is there a traitor in their midst? Will they find the artifact before the Society of the Evening Star does?

This book is full of adventure, humor, bravery, and of course, magic.

Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven)
Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull

The Society continues to get stronger. Fablehaven is in great danger. A mysterious plague is spreading through the mythical characters, turning good creatures dark and evil.

Will Seth and Kendra be able to help save Fablehaven from falling? They have both earned special powers through their brave acts, but will their gifts be enough to make a difference?


  1. Wait til you get to the end! I just finished the series and I LOVE them.

  2. I never would have thought about picking these up to read or for my daughter to read. But your post may have changed my mind. My daughter loves fantasy literature. After we finish the Percy Jackson Series we might give this one a try. I think it was the cover of the first book that kind of put me off.

  3. I may like this series better than Harry Potter. It has a cute sense of humor with Seth's character that adds a charm to it and lacks the level of "evil" that appears in Harry.

  4. Thank you for this. We are big Harry Potter fans in this house. I've seen Fablehaven in the bookstore, but there are so many books to choose from. It helps to have an honest review from someone. I'm sure my children will welcome the excitement & adventure after the much more mellow Anne of Green Gables is finished.