Google+ Reading Teen: Book Review: Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Book Review: Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Reading level: Young Adult 
Paperback: 368 pages 
Publisher: Aladdin (April 24, 2007) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 1416947205 
ISBN-13: 978-1416947202

Danger lurks everywhere at Fablehaven, where someone has released a plague that transforms beings of light into creatures of darkness. In dire need of help, the Sorensons question where to turn, now that long trusted allies have been revealed as potential foes. Kendra embarks on a special mission that only she can attempt because of her new abilities as fairykind, while Seth stays behind and discovers an incredible new talent of his own. The siblings are put to the test as the threat grows both abroad and home at the Fablehaven preserve, and Brandon Mull spins his richest and most thrilling fantasy tale yet in this third title of the popular fantasy series.

My Review

Fablehaven is an incredible series. Reading it is not only a complete joy, but also keeps you addicted every single step of the way. Fablehaven is one of those series I'll pick up every year or so to read again; it is similar in this way to Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, etc. Every time I reread it, I am enthralled at it's sheer awesomeness.

Brandon Mull, the amazing author of the Fablehaven series, has really helped me in my love of writing. I have had no interaction with him other than simply reading his book, but it feels like I know him very well through his writing. He writes his books sincerely, with a very flowing feel to them that I don't see all of the time. Mr. Mull, even at the slowest of scenes, keeps his books at the maximum level of entertainment, something I do not say lightly.

The first time I read the Fablehaven series was when I was about ten years old, so at fourteen years old now, this is probably a bit below my reading level. But, I don't really care. I was so in love with these books a few years ago, and that love never really left. The appreciation for certain books is something that really sticks with me, and my appreciation for Fablehaven is long-lived and never wavering. It is honestly one of my favorite series of books I have ever read. Seriously recommended to any lovers of fantasy books. Those reviews on the cover don't lie about it being Harry Potterish. These are seriously good books. So go read 'em.  


  1. I love this series as well! It's great, got any batteries? I'm having a signed copy coming from Brandon to me.

  2. Love this series too! My kids and I listened to the first two on audio books and they were great too!

  3. OK. I've gone and put this on my "read soon" stack. I've had it for a while, but I've been "skipping" it. Great review. You've made me excited to read this.

  4. wow, that really is a beautiful cover. I love this series too. If I hadn't heard of this book before, I'd definitely pick it up just for the cover. :D


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