kbaccellia (kbaccellia) wrote,

Don't go messing with these fairies!

Life is so unfair. Kendra and her younger brother, Seth, are dreading spending time with their grandfather Sorenson while their parents go on a seventeen-day Scandinavian cruise with their aunts and uncles on their mother's side.

Kendra can hardly remember a time she'd spent time with her grandfather or her grandmother. There always seemed to be an excuse.

Now, both the siblings find themselves at Fablehaven, a mysterious place that is gated. Little do they know how mysterious it is.

Seth, being a typical younger brother, disobeys his grandfather's orders not to go into the woods. What he sees there starts off a string of events that forces Kendra to find the courage to do what she fears the most.

I didn't think I'd like this book but once I started reading I couldn't stop. I especially love the descriptions of the fairies. Seth captures one in a canning jar, thinking it would make a pretty pet. Big mistake! Let's just say, you don't leave a fairy outside her protective environment and next to a mirror at night. Not a good combination.

The only thing that bothered me about this book was how I felt Kendra didn't have enough of a backbone. She did everything that her grandfather and Lena, the caretaker told her. But she showed her true colors when she is pushed into saving those she loves.

FABLEHAVEN is a sure hit for younger readers. I read a passage to my nine-year-old neighbor Adela and she was totally engrossed by the mystical creatures that lived on the hidden refuge.

I can't wait for the sequel, which will come out in 2007.
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