Book Review: Fablehaven

FABLEHAVEN: None who enter will leave unchanged. Trespassers will be turned to stone.   – Brandon Mull

This is my first book review, so we’ll see how it goes. I’ve actually been putting off writing this because I’m worried that I’m going to make a mess of it, but I guess that I just need to do it. Putting it off will not make it any easier, and once I write one it should get easier.

So, anyways, I guess that I should get started!

Today I’m reviewing Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. I’m going to try not to do any spoilers. Hopefully you’ll not get any more information about this book from me than you would if you read the blurb.

Book name: Fablehaven

Author name: Brandon Mull

Pages: 359

Genre: Fantasy

My rating: Three and a half stars


When two siblings, Kendra and Seth, have to go to their grandparents’ house, that they barely know, they are expecting it to be boring and ordinary. However, once they get there they realize that there is something different and strange here. Soon they discover that their grandparents are Caretakers for a secret Sanctuary, Fablehaven, for magical creatures. There are fairies, satyrs, and other darker creatures. Kendra is entranced by the magic around them, while Seth want to explore and have adventures. Then because of mistakes a darkness is unleashed upon Fablehaven. Kendra and Seth have to defeat that darkness or else Fablehaven will fall and the world will be forever changed.


First of all I want to say that this is a book that I liked and enjoyed. The world that Brandon Mull has created feels like it could be real, and we just don’t realize it.

In the book I learned all that I needed to know, but it felt like the world was complete. It didn’t feel like it was just a small section was complete. It felt like the world was complete, but I was just seeing a small section.

This was Brandon Mull’s debut novel and that becomes more obvious as you read other books by him. It’s a good book, there are just areas where one feels like it could have been better.

The story pulled me in, and I was worried about the characters at points though. And I wanted the characters to get through this and be alright.

I think that I read this book in about a day just to find out what would happen.

This is a book for probably about middle school age, but I was older than that when I first read it and now I’m even older than that and I still like it.

It’s a fantasy story about good over coming evil, so if you like those kind of stories this is one that I would recommend.


Have you read this book? If so what did you think of it? And if you haven’t read this book is it one that you would consider reading?

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