Shelfie Spotlight

Shelfie Spotlight

Hello, and welcome to another round of Shelfie Spotlight!

If you are not familiar with Shelfie Spotlight, it is a bi-weekly post where I pick a book (or ebook) from my shelves and discuss it. Most of the books I choose will be books I haven’t read, and I’ll ask your opinion of whether or not I should keep it.

I created this as a fun, interactive way to clean out my shelves. If you are interested in doing a post like this, link me in your post so I can see it! 🙂


Shelfie Spotlight Book Title (2)

Brandon Mull

Format: Paperback
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Publication Year: 2006

For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite.

Kendra and her brother, Seth, have no idea that their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Inside the gated woods, ancient laws keep relative order among greedy trolls, mischievous satyrs, plotting witches, spiteful imps, and jealous fairies. However, when the rules get broken — Seth is a bit too curious and reckless for his own good — powerful forces of evil are unleashed, and Kendra and her brother face the greatest challenge of their lives. To save their family, Fablehaven, and perhaps even the world, Kendra and Seth must find the courage to do what they fear most.


Here we have a book that has been put into the “get rid of” pile many times, but for some reason at the very last minute I always pull it back out. 

It seems like a quick and easy read, and the font size is quite large. However, I’m not sure if I will actually ever read it? I don’t know much about it, or know that many people who have read this book even though it was published quite a while ago. 


I’m about 85% sure I will probably let it go, but what are your thoughts? 

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4 thoughts on “Shelfie Spotlight

  1. So, I’ve read this book but not in years. It is the first in a series and this book is good but I never finished the series. This book can probably stand alone but I don’t think the others can.

    1. I did know it was series, and since it’s more on the Middle Grade side I figured if I DID start this book, I could easily breeze through the series!

  2. My students love this series. I’ve never read it, but reading that synopsis it sounds good! I’m adding it to my list now haha. Let me know if you end up reading it what you think!

    1. Well if I end up not liking it, I can always send you my copy for your classroom! 🙂 Which reminds me, I might be doing another book unhaul at some point this summer, so I’ll make sure to see if you can use any for your classroom. 🙂

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