Sunday, February 5, 2017

Book Review: Fablehaven

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull, illustrated by Brandon Dorman, Deseret Book Alladin Paperbacks (original Deseret Book) New York, 2006.
This is a fantastic read in the young adult mythical fiction variety.  We are introduced to a new world, and in particular the faerie resort at Fablehaven, where Grandma and Grandpa preside over a refuge.  Grandmother is missing, and Kendra and Seth come to stay for a couple weeks while their parents are on a cruise.  They find lots of rules, with little explanation.  Seth ventures beyond his boundaries time and again, and comes close to falling into deep trouble many times.  His disobedience finally gets them all the adults captured.  He does manage to save the chicken.  When Seth gets captured as well, things look really desperate for Kendra, who must save everyone, from a witch, imps and other strange creatures.
This story is very clever and original and a fun read.

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