I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.
(Finished Reading: 26/10/18
My 54th book this year)
Kendra and Seth have been sent to stay at their grandparents for a few weeks. They rarely see their grandparents and it seems they are reluctant to be taking care of them.
The stay seems a lot more adventurous than they could ever imagine. It turns out grandpa has a secret, a whole forest of magical creatures both good and bad are kept on his immensely vast property. Grandpa is the caretaker of Fablehaven, one of the secret sanctuaries for magical beings.
Kendra and Seth stumble upon a witch, fairies, naiads, satyrs and much more as they get themselves drawn deeper into this world where the creatures are very much real and very much scarier than we would imagine. When grandpa goes missing after a terrifying night of trouble, the kids need to find a way to save grandpa or everything could be destroyed if the bad beings of Fablehaven escape out of the sanctuary.
This book is definitely for a brave young reader. Full of darker magical beings who cause mischief and mayhem. The magical world as we are led to know as youngsters suddenly becomes that bit scarier as their dark sides show.
Some parts could have been slowed down and elaborated more. Some parts could have been less dramatic as this book has so much potential. I have always had a soft spot for magic and I wish I had found this series when I was in my childhood years. I doubt your average adult reader would enjoy this book for what it is. Maybe the author, Brandon Mull, needs to write an adult version of this series. I absolutely loved the idea of this story. I love fairies, witches, satyrs, golems, imps… I’m sure in the next books to follow we will encounter many more of these magical beings and be mesmerised by Fablehaven all over again. I would definitely recommend this book to younger readers (early teens). Great job Brandon Mull!
Written by Ling Lee (26/10/18).