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Fablehaven
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents' estate, they discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures and that a battle between good and evil is looming.
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Kboltz
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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I read books to suggest to my students. A sister and brother are dropped off at their grandparents secretive preserve that is surrounded by mystical creatures. Promising book #1 in this series.

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sdbruening
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Mehso-so

Lots of double crossing in this one, geez! Seth was not as terrible in this one but still does not know how to follow rules. Kendra has all kinds of fun powers now. More characters like Tanu, Coulter, Vanessa, Sphinx, and Warren. It‘s interesting that Ruth and Stan are the caretakers of Fablehaven and yet they aren‘t able to do much to protect it or themselves or their grandchildren...

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sdbruening
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Mehso-so

This is the second time I‘ve read this because I have now promised that I will read the rest of the series even though I can‘t stand Seth. I get extremely frustrated that Seth has no impulse control or sense of responsibility whatsoever. He is completely selfish. If I put that huge problem aside, Kendra (the rule follower and selfless sister) does save the day, and the world that is created is compelling.

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sdbruening
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman

“Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others.”

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hannah-leeloo
Fabelhaven | Brandon Mull
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Anyone read this set or anything from this author please? Just discovered these and wondering if I'd like? ❓❔❓ Thank you. Happy reading and weekend everyone 📚❤📖

curiouserandcurioser @hannah-leeloo we love this series and the author!! Hr has more books besides Fablehaven!! 2y
hannah-leeloo I've discovered about 4 sets from him @curiouserandcurioser he does look good thank you will definitely get his books for me and kids ❤ 2y
booksbrewsandbooze My niece loves them! 2y
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curiouserandcurioser @hannah-leeloo i think you will love them:) his book The Candy Shop Wars is lovely fun💜 2y
hannah-leeloo I'll have a look thank you @curiouserandcurioser 😊 2y
curiouserandcurioser @hannah-leeloo of course:) i hope you love them-let me know:) 2y
hannah-leeloo I will ❤ @curiouserandcurioser hope you have a lovely weekend sweet 2y
curiouserandcurioser @hannah-leeloo you too, sweet friend💜 i will email you this weekend:) 2y
dragondrool I've only read the first one, but it's delightful!
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hannah-leeloo Thank you @dragondrool 💕 2y
booksbrewsandbooze @hannah-leeloo of course! I promised I‘d read the first one and I‘m pretty sure I‘ll like them too! 2y
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Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Luna sits in silent judgment while I decide whether or not to commit to Mull‘s Fablehaven series.

beeweird I only read the first one but remember enjoying it! 2y
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BookishBelle
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Catching up on a few reviews: I think this is intended for younger readers but the adventure of it was still good. The writing wasn‘t the best but the plot and setting made up for it. I‘m continuing the #series now with the next book!

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BookishBelle
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Starting this one today. One of my bridesmaids brought me several books in this #series when she arrived for the wedding. What a great friend! 🥰

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SSsean
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman

Fiction: The character that taught me the most is Kendra. She taught me the most because of her curiosity throughout the book. Even though she's smart, she still had inquiries and questions about her grandparents' house due to the weird things that were happening there. Kendra taught me to not be afraid of not knowing specific things. She made me realize that it is okay to have questions and not be embarrassed by the lack of knowledge you possess.

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SSsean
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman

Fiction:Based on what I have read so far, Seth Sorenson (one of the main characters in the novel) taught me to be a risk-taker. He risked his life to go through the woods even though it was prohibited by his grandpa. His journey through the woods has been nothing but fun and adventurous. He discovered things in the woods that were peculiar such as the “large square of ivy“ he stumbled upon. I want to explore things that would require taking risks.

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SSsean
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman

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Fiction:The connection between this book and my life is the personality of Seth Sorenson. Seth is very curious like me. He took the risk to go through the forest which was forbidden according to his grandpa. I wouldn't do something as risky as the decision he made just because of my curiosity. If I were in his shoes, I wouldn't go through the forest because I know the consequences I'd have to face after my grandpa finds out about it.

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Sharpeipup
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Exploring a new series thanks to a friend.

j.rye This cover reminds me of Ferngully for some reason! 3y
BehindthePages I've been looking into this one! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it! 3y
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RealLifeReading
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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I love that my almost 9yo loves to read. But I love it even more that this was a book I had to convince him to read. I had left it lying around, hoping he would pick it up himself. I read aloud the 1st few pages to the 6yo, hoping it would pique his brother‘s interest. Finally I said, try the 1st three chapters ok? That‘s your homework for this afternoon. And he couldn‘t put it down. Today, he‘s reading it again.

UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Grace_Reads Yay! 3y
tracey38 Nice! 3y
melrailey Awesome series and author. 3y
Bookzombie That‘s so great! 3y
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best_books
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Have you ever heard about “Fableheaven”? Well, they are books that have a very interesting story, and they are great. In my opinion, yo should read them if you like magic and I really recommend them💞💞 What do you guys think about them?

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allabtthtbass
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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I am in love with this series!

This first book starts out a bit slowly but then breaks into a full gallop. It is engaging, and fun, with a good dose of seriousness. Brandon Mull combines real life with fantasy in a way that makes me question my own grandparents farm

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 3y
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 3y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳 3y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3y
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Bookgirl
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This is my son‘s favorite author and series. He‘d been bugging me to read it so finally I said I would if he read The Hazelwood, which he had been resisting and still hasn‘t finished. I really enjoyed this story. Mull is a good writer and the adventures and fantasy in the book are well done. I can see why my son enjoys it so much. Now he‘s bugging me to read the next in the series! I definitely recommend for middle grade fantasy readers. ❤️

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BookInMyHands
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Panpan

Ugh.
I liked the action, but what I didn‘t like was much longer: fat shaming, ageism, and, yes, racism. Europeans who “save” the indigenous people, people of color referred to as “exotic.”

Also, one character always making all the bad decisions is boring. The impetuous boy and perfect girl trope 😖

I had to read this one for #oregonbattleofthebooks2020 but usually I would have put it down instead of finishing it. On to better books.

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kgriffith
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Choosing my first entertainment of the evening... 🤔 🤓 📚 🎮

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kgriffith
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Time to enjoy the hot tub at the facilitators‘ retreat facility where I‘m spending the weekend.

RealLifeReading Nice!! Enjoy! 4y
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kgriffith
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Change of pace for pedi time 💅🏼

LibrarianRyan I liked this book but I felt it was so close the The Spiderwick Chronicles. I need to give it a reread and finish the series. 4y
kgriffith @LibrarianRyan which I haven‘t read, but have heard of so often 😊 What I love about this series (besides that it‘s a fun romp) is that the books grow with the readers: the vocabulary and emotional complexity both increase from one book to the next. I love Rick Riordan, but his books strike the exact same note on reading level, IMO: it‘s good for some middle reader/YA books to maintain a reading level for accessibility, but some should grow. 4y
LibrarianRyan @kgriffith I agree about LT staying one grade. Spiderwick was for beginning chapters. A bout 2 steps above Magic Tree House. The first series was much better than the second. 4y
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kgriffith
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Stoop sittin‘ with grapefruit Prosecco and a completely frivolous read. Ahhhhhhhh 😎🌞🌷 #bookandabeverage #summerlovin

cathysaid That looks delicious. Have you tried Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka and tonic? 4y
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kgriffith
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Comfort read time.

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BookaholicNatty
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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I also found these Fablehaven series Book #1-4! I have adored this series that was given to me awhile ago by @Madamereginald So now every time I see them in the thrift store for 50 cents a piece I grab them because I love to give them to people so they can experience the adventure that lies inside!!! When I find books I love, I tend to start giving them as gifts to others. It‘s hard to contain my excitement sometimes! ❤️📚

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abookishbutterfly
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Mehso-so

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I didn‘t feel especially engaged in the first half of this book. The second half was more exciting & adventurous, which improved my overall opinion.

The premise is definitely intriguing & I think a younger version of myself would have enjoyed this a lot more. I liked the author‘s descriptive language and the fact that he created an unlikely hero. I was, however, often annoyed by the main characters & felt some of the dialogue was cheesy.

LibrarianRyan I felt the same way. For me It was just an older version of the Spiderwick books. 4y
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abookishbutterfly
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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From today‘s FB photo challenge: Fairy lights 🧚‍♀️

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brennahawleycraig
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Finished this book today. It‘s been a while since I read a new YA/middle grade book (not sure which this is considered?) and enjoyed it so thoroughly. I love me some fairy tale-based stories, so I plan to read the rest of the series!

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Onlyinurdreams28
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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This book is great so far! I started reading it as per request of my friend, and I don‘t regret it. The only thing I don‘t like is that the book is in third person POV. The book is basically about these two siblings who stay with their grandpa while their parents are on a cruise. The longer the kids stay there the stranger things get... 13/10 I would recommend!

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kuraikei
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman

Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others.

RaimeyGallant Great quote. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 5y
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! 🤗 Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 5y
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BookaholicNatty
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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I also snagged these at the thrift store today too!!!! I was soooo happy. @Madamereginald You have created a monster! 😂😂😂So glad you sent the first book to me, I‘m loving it!!!!

Madamereginald Yay! So glad you loved it as much as me! Now you make me wanna hit up some thrift stores! We usually go to the used book store but even those are getting expensive.. 5y
kgriffith I love this series so much! 5y
SincerelySelina I‘ve read this series and tbh I don‘t remember a lot of it 🙊 maybe I should read it again lol 5y
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GypsyKat Ohh, these look fun! 5y
xernnn Ooh this looks fun! 5y
Slajaunie These are fabulous!!! I have read all of them. I incorporated the first one into my novel studies in my third and fourth grade classes a few years ago and they loved them as well 5y
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the_hibernator
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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They're all cuddled in to hear another couple chapters of Fablehaven!

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wordslinger42
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I love finding little details like this one tucked away at the back of a book 💜 I have loved revisiting this series!

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Asthecroweflies
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Cute read. Definitely reading the rest of the series.

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Wolfman
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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Just a random off the shelf and it was amazing #Drinkthemilk

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meeshmom
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Jax opened his #secretsantakids gifts today. Thank you so much @JaylasMamae !!
He's trying the #everyflavorbeans right now. 😂😂
Looking forward to reading these books!

athorne Oh I‘d love to see his face when he eats a booger or ear wax. 😹 5y
JaylasMamae I'm glad he liked it! It's our first time doing a book swap so I'm so happy we didn't fail terribly! Happy Holidays Jax and family 5y
meeshmom @JaylasMamae not even a little bit! It's our first time, too. :) 5y
meeshmom @TheGhastlyGrimoire I didn't get a pic, but he promptly spit out "earthworm" and "soap"...then went and washed out his mouth and brushed his teeth, lol 5y
JaylasMamae My daughter got some from her bffs birthday and thought they were hilarious so that was her first pick for Jax! 😂😂 5y
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fireboltstorm
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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I was reading Wintersong by S. Jae Jones and I ended up hating it (sorry!!) anyways I picked up this gem instead and it's feeling much better for me!!😊🍂

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WeirdLibraryLady
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
Mehso-so

A little young for me, but good

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booksandsympathy
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This is just one bookshelf in my bedroom(the shortest), complete with Doctor Who legos, fairy pictures, and a glass slipper that belonged to my great-grandma. #shelfie #aprilbookshowers

RealLifeReading Glass slipper!! ❤️❤️ 6y
booksandsympathy @RealLifeReading It brings a smile to my face every time I look at it. She used to have it on the coffee table in her parlor and I always loved it. She never freaked out that the great-grandchildren would pick it up and touch it all the time. It's a connection to my family and my childhood. 6y
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BooksMcD
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I keep recommending these to people lately so I decided to dive into them again! Except this time I'm listening to the audio books on Audible. Other than some character voices being a bit too whispery for my taste, I'm really enjoying the audio version. Love this series!

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jfalkens
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Texreader
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman
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My daughter is loaning her younger brother some books from her own library to read. Don't you love it? The Alchemyst series is mine but her tbr list is too long and his is too short so we are divvying them up for now. Let's not even talk about the Amazon order that arrived today with all the books I ordered for his birthday thanks to all of your recommendations. I'll take photos when it's "safe" before I wrap them.

Bookworm83 Yay!!! Fablehaven is so good! 6y
Demanda What a lucky little dude! 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa My nephew loved the Alcatraz series.....you know, for when they are all out the next time.👍 6y
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Texreader @Bookworm83 He's finished book 1 and loves it! 6y
Texreader @Demanda Yes he is. 6y
Texreader @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Hmmm. Checking it out. 6y
Bookworm83 I'm so glad!! 6y
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intothehallofbooks
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I read this along with my 11 yr old, Jack. He started it, then said to me "I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT THIS STORY! WILL YOU READ IT WITH ME PLEASSSEEE?" #bestillmyheart

Super fun story! Fablehaven is a preserve for the conservation of magical beings, but things get a little crazy. Jack said this is now his favorite book. I adored it.

My copy is on the left, his is on the right. Ongoing discussion at my house over which cover is the coolest.

TheLondonBookworm I'm inclined towards the one on the left! Hehe I always want a reading buddy, it makes it more fun! 6y
Leniverse I also prefer the one on the left. I'll have to ask my 10 year old what she thinks, and also if we should add this to our reading list! 6y
Leniverse Turns out my daughter prefers the cover to the right! Seems to be a generational divide here. 6y
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Foragingfantasy Oh my!! 😍❤️ I can't wait for my 8 year old Jack, to ask me the same!! 6y
jfalkens I prefer and own the left one ☺ 6y
Otherworld_Library Oh that's adorable! Bless him. I would love it if my guys did that when they are bigger. 6y
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intothehallofbooks
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Up in the middle of the night reading #middlegrade fantasy ✌🏻

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Bookishlie
Fablehaven | Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman

Starting this.... I need something light:)

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Christyxoxo87
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Pickpick

Love the fablehaven series! I especially recommend it to those who enjoy fantasy books

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Adutton90
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Day 3: #OneWordTitle #riotgrams I absolutely LOVED the Fablehaven series! I also loved them the second time around. This story will always stand out to me, and I can't wait to read them with my daughter one day 💕 A fantastic story with a strong (s)hero.

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kgriffith
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#readingequipment is a tough one - I have great bookmarks, book stands, lights, and other various accoutrements, but the inevitable constants are the acCATrements 😹 @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading 😂😂 6y
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sdbruening
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Panpan

I only just read the first one but this is definitely a series for middle school age or slightly younger. While I enjoyed the creatures and the magical world, the language isn't one that can be appreciated by adults despite what the reviews on the cover say. Also, I absolutely cannot stand Seth. Particularly as a teacher. Thank goodness the author rewarded Kendra at the end for being a rule-follower.