Author: Brandon Mull
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Release Date: June 2006
Series: Fablehaven #1
4 STARS: I Really Liked It
For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite.
Kendra and her brother, Seth, have no idea that their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Inside the gated woods, ancient laws keep relative order among greedy trolls, mischievous satyrs, plotting witches, spiteful imps, and jealous fairies. However, when the rules get broken — Seth is a bit too curious and reckless for his own good — powerful forces of evil are unleashed, and Kendra and her brother face the greatest challenge of their lives. To save their family, Fablehaven, and perhaps even the world, Kendra and Seth must find the courage to do what they fear most.
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull is the first of five books in the Fablehaven Series. The main characters Kendra and Seth are young, I think 11 and 13. Kendra and Seth find a magical world when they discover their grandparents are caretakers of Fablehaven, a magical creature preserve. It’s fun and entertaining. I love the whole series. The books have some scary creatures and action so those might not be suitable for kids under 10 or 12. I’ll leave that discretion to you the parents. It’s a great read for adults and teens though. My husband loves the series too.