This week I'm highlighting:
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
well the whole series actually :)
Now I'll be completely honest. I haven't read this series, and only recently did it come to my attention. BUT now that I've really looked into it, it sounds fantastic! For boys who love fantasy books this one is a winner. Em over at Super Reader Girl's (I know girls not boys) Book Reviews did a great post about the series/last book. It was fantastic and told me a lot of what I needed to know about the series. You must check it out HERE!!!!!
Let me share a summary from Goodreads about the first book:
For centuries, mystical creatures of all description were gathered to a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic in a cynical world. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite...
Kendra and her brother Seth have no idea their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Inside the gated woods, ancient laws give relative order among greedy trolls, mischievous satyrs, plotting witches, spiteful imps, and jealous fairies. However, when the rules get broken, an arcane evil is unleashed, forcing Kendra and Seth to face the greatest challenge of their lives. To save her family, Fablehaven, and perhaps the world, Kendra must find the courage to do what she fears most.
Doesn't that sound great?!?! Wanna know what I also like - that it shows a strong girl character as well as a strong boy one. That's great to see.
Here if that summary and Em's post aren't enough check out the trailer for the last book, Keys to the Demon Prison.