Series: Fablehaven, Book 1
Author: Brandon Mull
Rating: 4/5 stars
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.