Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo. There was one scene that gave me goosebumps, and books don’t scare me easily. Seth, you frustrate me beyond disbelief. It feels bigger than that. The creatures are free to roam and wreak havoc everywhere on the preserve, except the house; they cannot enter the house unless a door or window is opened to them. Finally, I could never really grasp the “world” of Fablehaven.

Her quest leads her to a journal with only one instruction — “to drink the milk. The book series, which includes Fablehaven, Fablehaven: One time, during the first book, Sarah came to me and asked me to finish reading the chapter with her because, “it’s freaking me out! So, don’t do it. They re-imprison Bahumat and Muriel and return Lena to the pond, albeit against her wishes. Overwhelmed and excited by all that the house and its vast yard have to offer, Kendra and Seth both exhibit very different approaches to interacting with Fablehave While their parents are off on a 2 week cruise, Kendra and Seth are sent to stay with their grandparents, which they think will be boring beyond belief When their rash actions, and disobedience to some important rules, leads to retribution from the magical world of Fablehaven, Kendra, Seth, Grandpa Sorenson, and even Grandma, who seems to be missing, are in for a ride. Here’s hoping the series improves.

Fablehaven Book Summary and Study Guide

With a cast of characters ranging from witches to fairies, satyrs sjmmary imps, strange chickens and conniving trolls, there’s definitely something for everyone. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Maybe it’s because I’m not a huge fan of middle grade fiction, but I had some trouble connecting with this story. Oct 07, Joey Rambles rated it really liked it. When their parents drop them off at their estranged grandfather’s house, siblings Seth and Kendra don’t know what to expect. I find it very difficult to write a review for this summmary.


Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1) by Brandon Mull

And then it didn’t even attempt to do anything interesting or inventive with those stolen plots. Seth discovers an old woman living in an ivy-covered shack and a beautiful lake surrounded by an elaborate park. Yes they will occasionally get on your nerves, but don’t all realistic characters? Plof finally got around to reading it this past summer, when it was the group read for one of my Goodreads book clubs. Not the way we think of good. Or maybe it isn’t, and its charm is in its smallness.

With the release of the fifth book, the series reached as high as 4th on the list. Grandpa and Dale have to take Seth into the woods where they ask Muriel — who is really a witch — to change him back. I honestly don’t care, but I can imagine some parents wouldn’t be happy about it. Thankfully the final few chapters were decent, so that saved the book from being a dismal failure in my mind. And solitary adults who pick it up for their own enjoyment will be well rewarded.

As the older one, Kendra is more mature, careful, and sober than her brother. The conflict separates Kendra and Seth who take on different missions, each extremely fablehaaven and exciting. Everyone had their promising qualities, etc. They finally reunite just before the confrontation at Zzyzx, and the opening of the demon prison.

I falehaven recommend it to all magic and adventure lovers out there! However, there really wasn’t any of that. The children see their grandmother naked–at another point, she teaches them how to give a massage to a troll in order to send him into a state of ecstasy.

Do yourself a favor, and don’t miss the first novel by a writer who is clearly going to be a major figure in popular fantasy. Grandpa says he has lots of chores to attend and that Kendra and Seth can play anywhere in the house or the yard; however, the barn and forest are strictly off limits. View all 16 comments.



I first heard about this series years ago, when I first joined Goodreads. She failed to bribe him with money but instead gave him a massage!

But even those disappointed by resolving themselves quickly and with no fuss. It just seemed a bit icky to me.

None of the main characters are likable. In the new series, it’s been four months since the Demon Prison was closed by Kendra and Seth, with help from the Knights of the Dawn, the Fairy Queen and her subjects, and the Dragons of Wyrmroost. Grandma tells Kendra and Seth that the Forgotten Chapel is actually a containment facility for one of the most wummary demons in existence, Bahumat.

Ho ho, it’s no matter. I wasn’t clear on how and why magic did or did not work. Rise of the Evening Star, Fablehaven: Videos About This Book.

Nero informs them that Grandpa is held in the Forgotten Chapel. The siblings’ parents are going on a cruise, which is why they have convinced Grandpa to keep the children. Maybe I’m out of practice reading fantasy aimed at the elementary-early junior high set, but all of the blunt as a stack sukmary bricks foreshadowing got on my nerves, and the fact that none of the characters showed any form of growth whatsoever made it worse.