I found this story of a pre-teen girl who participates in a national revolt slow going (it took me three weeks to get through it), but my 13-year-old loved it. It has going for it a strong heroine, fun adventures, and a sense of peril when needed, but I found its world-building short on detail and its transitions too abrupt. For 12 and up.
Terrific ending to a strong series, as Kendra, Seth and their friends face the literal end of the world. I admire the author for having his characters, Seth in particular, make seriously bad choices for good reasons, and then walk the character through the steps needed to repair what damage you can, and acknowledge the losses that take place. Strong writing for middle school-aged kids and up. Recommended.
A terrific new story in the Fablehaven series, this story brings us dragons, mysterious human clones, and another traitor in our midst. Highly recommended for 12 and up.
Slightly less dynamic than the first two, this one is still interesting enough to make a good read. As a mysterious plague sweeps the fairy sanctuary, Fablehaven may be in more jeopardy than ever before. Fortunately middle-schoolers Kendra and Seth are on hand to help! For 6th grade and up.
Mull’s run of great middle school fantasy continues. Kendra and her brother Seth abruptly return to their grandparents’ fairy preserve, Fablehaven, which is under siege. Their grandfather has assembled a team of trusted friends to help, but is one of them really a traitor? For age 12 and up.