if there was ever a person in the world that does not learn for there mistakes it's seth. 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 specialistsa potion master, a magical relics collector, and a mystical creature trapperto 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? Rise of the Evening Star, the second book of the Fablehaven series isdynamic andcomplex than the first one More mysteries,adventures take place, and keep you engaged throughout the story.While the worldbuilding in the first book was incomplete and unrefined, here the magical world of Fablehaven begins to unfold, as well as Kendra's special abilities.Colorful and varied magic is created in Rise of the Evening Star: the mystical creatures, the magical items are written with so much imaginary!Just like in the previous book, the fate of Fablehaven depends on Kendra and Seth’s courage The story is filled with surprising twists and turns, astonishing adventures, inventive magic, adventures again,turns, andadventures! Recommended! My first venture to the magical world of Fablehaven was truly an unforgettable one I just couldn’t stop raving about it to every bookish person I know Truth be told, I read Harry Potter series because a number of critics and authors compared Fablehaven to it(and yes, I just read Harry Potter this year Please, don’t kill me.) I wanted to prolong the pleasure in reading the entire Fablehaven series so I didn’t read the 2nd book immediately after the 1st one I finally decided to revisit Fablehaven because I wanted to read something magical, just in time for the holiday season.The Sorenson sibling are on their last days of the the school year, but for Kendra it isn’t as easy as she thought it would be There’s suddenly a new guy in her class and every girl thinks that he’s uber hot Kendra thought the joke’s on her because what she sees is a boy with hideous features, someone comparable to a goblin She realized that it was indeed a goblin and of course, she’s the only one who can see it as she’s the only one who has the ability to see past through the magical veil that deceives the normal human eye, an ability she received from the fairies on her first visit to the Fablehaven.Kendra, knowing that the goblin is up to something mischivous, seeked the help of her smartmouthed, drastic younger brother, Seth As she expected, Seth can offer nothing other than his sarcastic remarks When a mysterious man named Errol shows up, offering his help to eliminate the goblin, they reluctantly accepts it Kendra and Seth didn’t know that the eliminating the goblin is only the first in the chain of events that will lead them to spending another summer at Fablehaven Another summer filled with magic, schemes, betrayals, and Seth messing up with the creatures mainly setting up a Csize batterytogold exchange business with the satyrs.What I love the most about Fablehaven is how easy it is for Brandon Mull to break, crumble, and pound the wall that separates reality and fantasy Before I know it, I was completely suckied into the land of Fablehaven filled with both colorful and sinister creatures The rules he set on his fictional land are just wickedly cool Fablehaven, a magical creatures preserv e, is certainly one of those fictional places – along with Hogwarts, CampHalf Blood, etc., – that will make you wish that they really exists Brandon Mull really do tests and expands the boundaries of the reader’s imagination.Seth and Kendra is a very powerful tandem, too I know we’ve already seen a lot of siblings whose hobby is to bicker in fiction, but Seth and Kendra by far is my favorite They just compliment each other perfectly Seth’s naughtiness and immaturity balances well Kendra’s goody good attitude, while Kendra’s doubts and uncertainties balances well Seth’s admirable, daredevilish bravery.The plot are no less superb It was a tad bit darker than the first one but definitelyengrossing The solution to the whoddunit mystery going on isn’t a giveaway We’re at the same pace on unveiling the culprit as the characters in the book, unlike other fantasy novels in which we’re always twosteps ahead The surprises hidden on Brandon Mull’s sleeve is seemingly infinite and he just keeps pulling one until the very last page This careful plotting of the mystery produced a solidly characterized culprit The culprit was threedimensional, and being a huge sucker for wellcharacterized ‘villains’, I am satisfied.Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star is another highly imaginatve book with the perfect balance of magic, sweetness, innocence, and danger If you love watching Disney Pixar movies, then this book is for you I love visiting the magical creatures preserve that is Fablehaven, and I’m already looking forward to my next one. Shelf of favourites make some space! This lovely little series has to fit in there! I LOVE IT!!!FRTC Wow! What a sequel! Wasn't expecting that plot twist at the end. I liked book one in the Fablehaven series and loved this one The action is nonstop, the story is great, and the are many magical items (who can say no to that) Kendra is still a great character: smart, careful, good Seth is less annoying than in book 1 He's a year older And there are some really interesting new characters: both good and bad and goodbad :) 5 stars Enjoy! in the first book it's meet and great to all the wonders of the world.in this book we see the villian arise. Usually people have a special book or a series that ‘got them into reading’ I am lucky enough to be able to say that I’ve always been a reader (which sounds like I’m bragging for some reason, but I’m not trying to) There’s not a period in my life that I can remember when I didn’t have a book in my hand! But with that being said, there are definitely a few series from my childhood that stand out and that played a major role in my love of books One of those series was Mull’s Fablehaven saga God, this series is just gold! I know that for some unseeable reason it has received a lot of negativity, but this is one of the most cleverly written middle grade series out there The characterisation is some of the best that I’ve ever read Each and every single character no matter how major/minor they are in the overarching storyline are completely fleshed out They are all complex and threedimensional with the perfect blend of realistic positive and negative characteristic They set themselves apart from each other without being oddly distinctive I love that there is a lot of subtle diversity in ethnicity and nationality, and that Mull wasn’t scared to write characters who were kind of flawed Coulter, for example, could be caring and funny in a grandfatherly sort of way, but is also mildly sexist He grew up in a time where sexism was muchthe ‘norm’ that it is now and admits that he is sort of ‘oldfashioned’ Why this can be a little frustrating for Kendra/Grandmother/Vanessa, it makes him such a wellrounded character He isn’t perfect because perfect people don’t exist, and Mull does this with all of his characters I don’t know how, but not matter how long we spend with the characters Warren Dale’s brother was also introduced into this novel, and I simply adore him I love that he treats Kendra and Seth with the respect that they have earned Also, Tanu! I really wanted to get to know himI just… I really, really love how Mull deals with characterisation, if you couldn’t tell And the plot in this sequel was just fantastic too The first book is a little bit introductory when you look back on it, but Rise of the Evening Star certainly steps up the game It introduces us to what will be the major focus of the series (which I won’t say to avoid spoilers) and it is fastpaced and enthralling throughout the whole novel The puzzles are realistic but still nailbitingly paced and exciting I loved exploringof Fablehaven and this ‘world’ Overall, this book was just everything I remember it being andI adore Mulll’s writing I was enraptured by the plot and fell in love with the cast all over again I definitely plan on continuing my reread of this series It gets my highest recommendation to any and all middle grade fans It’s still one of my alltime favourites. Kendra and Seth can't wait for the end of the school year so that they can return to visit their grandparents at Fablehaven A few days before the school year ends, a scabby kobold appears in her class The kobold appears normal to everybody except Kendra With the aid of a kobold exterminator they get rid of him and are then swiftly evacuated to Fablehaven for their own safety Once there, they find out that the Society of the Evening Star (which opposes preserves such as Fablehaven) has gotten stronger and may have even breached Fablehaven itself.My Review: My goal is to read 4 books between each book of a single author that I read (does that even make sense?) With these Fablehaven books I just couldn't stop myself In fact, Alison probably resents the books as well because I read most of the book yesterday evening I wasn't going to go to bed until I finished it Now onto the book, this book is once again like Harry Potter with adventures and fights against magical creatures Of course, the kids are alwaysclever and tougher than the adults There are unexpected twists and surprises, giving a very enjoyable book.