Kendra and Seth are going to spend a couple of weeks with the grandparents in Connecticut, grandparents they hardly know. The house is large and the yard is larger and there seems to be a lot of rules. Their grandfather tells them not to go near the woods, and the is the strange man on the property who leaves out saucers of milk that they are told never to touch…
Then the day comes when the siblings do cross into the woods…. and they see the mysterious old woman with the rope, mystical creatures, and fairies…
what exactly is Fablehaven and what dangers have they unleashed by breaking the rules?
It is no secret that I am a HUGE fan of all things Harry Potter. I think J K Rowling is brilliant and every time I pick up one of the books I swear I catch something new that makes me smile…..
When I first heard of this book and heard it was being compared to the Harry Potter reads I was intrigued. This is something I could not pass up. Of course there was also cover love…. its super creepy… and really shiny and that just made me want to read it more.
Fablehaven was an adventure is reading. Our two characters Kendra and Seth being 13, and 11, gave this book a strong MG feeling to me.
I enjoyed the storyline and of course whats not to love about fairies? Seth begins to drive me nuts in the book as he is a constant rule breaker and then “oh so sorry,” and then he breaks another rule. Kendra is just the opposite and does as she is told and that is a big advantage as the book hits the climatic ending.
Overall, this is not Harry Potter. However I can see MG students enjoy the vivid imagination that is written into the characters (and I do mean CHARACTERS!) of Fablehaven.
Another huge plus of this read is that as I am so late to this books party, that all following books in this series have been released. So if you love this book, there is no waiting to see where the adventure will take you next! Five books in all is a very doable set of reads!
The 2011 WHERE Are you reading map has been updated to include Fablehaven
I received this book as a win