October 2010

Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague

As I continue to plow through the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull, I am continually wowed by the creatures, innovative mixture of modern times mixed in with the supernatural and traditional mythology, and the twists. Where I once complained that book one was a bit predictable, I no longer hold that believe about the series; in fact, this was the most surprising book yet. I think Mull was setting us up with false comfort in predicting the first story, as the last two books have increasingly become darker, harder to predict, and even more satisfying to devour! Book three even has a chunk of Western twist thrown in. (Spoilers ahead.)