ANNOUNCEMENT
After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
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I've discovered that I can link my Goodreads account to my blog and create blog posts that way, so I'll be doing that instead. They won't be as involved as my previous posts, but at least I'll still be adding something here!

Monday, July 7, 2008

53. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

#53



Title: Fablehaven
Series: Fablehaven, Book 1
Author: Brandon Mull
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 351
Format: Paperback
Rating: 4/5 stars
Finished: 7-4-08

Kendra and her brother, Seth, are forced into a 2 week visit with their grandfather Sorenson when their parents go on a cruise for vacation. Neither kid wants to visit with their grandfather, who hasn't had much contact with them over the years, and they view as being a little weird. And then there's the mystery as to why their grandmother Sorenson is never around anymore...

Turns out that their grandfather is caretaker to Fablehaven, a natural refuge of sorts for creatures of myth and fable. As they come to discover their grandfather's secret, Seth proves to be a little too curious for his own good, and progressively finds himself deeper and deeper in trouble as he breaks the ancient laws that keep the creatures of Fablehaven in check and the caretakers safe. When matters get a little out of hand, it's up to Kendra and Seth to save the day and Fablehaven.

Brandon Mull has created a plain fun book with Fablehaven. It was a relatively quick read but was still very well written. The characters are fleshed out and the action is paced just fast enough to allow the story to flow nicely. I'm looking forward to reading the rest in the series.

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