Rise of the Evening Star by Bradon Mull

At the end of the school year, Kendra and her brother, Seth, find themselves racing back to Fablehaven, a refuge for mythical and magical creatures. Grandpa Sorenson, the caretaker, invites three specialists- a potion master, a magical relics collector, and a mystical creature trapper- to help protect the property from the Society of the Evening Star, an ancient organization determined to infiltrate the preserve and steal a hidden artifact of great power. Time is running out. The Evening Star is storming the gates. If the artifact falls into the wrong hands, it could mean the downfall of other preserves and possibly the world. Will Kendra learn to use her fairy gifts in time? Will Seth stay out of trouble? Can they overcome paralyzing fear? Find out in book 2 of this bestselling series.

My 10 year old daughter describes Brandon Mull’s Fablehaven series as the best books in the world. They are her favorite. I read the first book about 2 years ago but didn’t continue with the series. I finally got around to listening to book 2 The Rise of the Evening Star.
This is a fabulous fantasy series for all ages. My library has these books cataloged as young adult but my children started listening to this series at age 6, 8 & 10 and have all loved these books. They have cross over appeal for an adult audience as well. Brandon Mull has created an incredible world of secrets for Kendra and Seth to discover at Fablehaven. Full of adventure and mystery this is a series to be enjoyed by all.
Content: This is a clean read. Being a fantasy book there are mythical creatures that could be considered scary by some but they didn’t phase any of my kids.
Rating: 4.5 Stars. If you haven’t yet read the Fablehaven series I suggest you give these wonderful books a try!