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! 🙂
Author: Brandon Mull
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?