Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Rise of the Evening Star ( Fablehaven, Book 2) at Price:$+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime. Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull – At the end of the school year, Kendra and her brother Seth find themselves racing back to Fablehaven, a refuge for Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Plus, receive. Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star is a fantasy novel written by Brandon Mull. The book was released on May 31, It is the second book in the.
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You can still see all customer reviews for the product. Admittedly, I did not “read” the book rather listened to it on my long travels stag my military weekend duties. I was’t able to finish during one drill weekend and found myself thinking about the book and almost hoping that drill weekend would return so that I could finish the great book.
As was the case with his first book, Brandon Mull use of adjectives and imagery words was superb. I was engrossed in a fantasy world were I felt looking outside my car window with a little magical milk that I too have seen the wondrous creatures. The book even had a turn that I just didn’t see coming Great read for the young but ride the older I’m 32 can find great enjoyment from the book.
This is a book that I was interested in, but I am not really a fine of fantasy. I enjoyed the concept but got lost in all the creatures etc. Top rated Most recent Top rated. All reviewers Verified purchase only All reviewers All stars 5 star only 4 star only 3 star only 2 star fablfhaven 1 star only All positive All critical All stars All formats Format: Paperback All formats Text, afblehaven, video Image and etar reviews only Text, image, video.
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An imaginative and fresh view of a magical world around free. Written for a younger audience, it uses young fablehafen which seems unrealistic to an older “kid” like me, but I’m used to getting that in books and it still keeps the kids as kids with just a little stretch to be heroes. They are sufficiently believable and sufficiently interesting to read about. The best part, as I said above, is evenimg author’s take on how magic and magical creatures could be.
My husbamd and I originally purchased the first book in this series to read to our 5 year evenig son. He loves it, and I have found myself captivated by the story, as well. Although we are still two chapters away from finishing the first book together, as we read one chapter per day, I read ahead and had to purchase the second.
I completed it in two days time. This series has it all-action, suspense, and thrilling plot twists! The story can be intense at times.
However, my son constantly begs to read more, and the adventures found in Fablehaven have quickly become a part of our daily conversation. Seth and Kendra’s adventures are all he talks about! I highly recommend this series! I can’t wait vree see what happens next, and after we finish this series, we will be exploring other titles by this spectacular author!
Such a great author and series. We love anything written by Brandon Mull. I know that I can count on him to write books that I do not have to pre-read for content that I do not want my kids reading.
Rise of the Evening Star
His books are always clean. His characters always have strong morals, ethics, and values. This was such a fun roller coaster adventure to read. Just like the first book in the series there are so many cool creatures to learn about and some great lessons to riise. One person found this helpful. While Kendra and Seth still think of returning, they never expected the creatures of Fablehaven to come to then.
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That’s just what happens when a kobold posing as an attractive classmate enrolls in Kendra’s class at school. With the school year almost over and no way to reach Grandpa the children must figure out how to stra with the creature on their own. Unfortunately not all those offering help are really on their side and in their quest to rid the school of the kobold Seth unknowingly unleashes a demon determined to devour him.
The children are soon whisked away to Fablehaven but will the reserve’s protections be enough to save Seth from his pending doom? And are all the dangers really outside the gates?
You know I ris a while on the rating for this. I initially intended not to give this book anything higher than three stars simply because even though the action begins soon I had a heck of a time getting into this novel.
It took me four sittings to read this book and while that may not sound like much for me it really is. If I’m reading alone which I am most of the time if a book grabs me the only way I wouldn’t finish it in one sitting is if I was so exhausted I was falling asleep standing up. For example I never picked up a Harry Potter book until the fifth novel was already released.
I borrowed the first frwe from a cousin and didn’t srar for two days while devouring all five in that time period. Actually, with that it was the first four if you count Winter’s Passage. The reason I’m able to do this blog is that most of the time I can read the book in a couple hours, write the review in about 20 to 30 minutes send it to Ed to post and go on about my day.
Of course that speed only comes if a book grips me. Most nonfiction novels will take me weeks to read because I have trouble making it through chapters without falling asleep.
For it to have taken four sitting for me to finish this book tells you I really did have a difficult time getting into the book. What saved this novel from receiving a lower rating than its predecessor is its spectacular ending. Fablehaven-Rise of the Evening Star has the kind of ending that makes you sit evning and go wow, I wasn’t expecting that.
And when you reach those scenes toward the end you can’t turn the pages fast enough to discover what will happen next. While the ending of the finale of the first novel was excellent before it slowly wound down and lets you walk away calmly, with this second installment it was phenomenal and then over.
There is no quite drive away from the preserve, there’s just shock factor then lights out.
Obviously fablehaveb one of my favorite parts of the novel but to really describe what happened to you in that scene and explain why the ending was enough to bump my rating cablehaven to four stars it would ruin the effect of said ending. This is one of those you’ll know what I mean if you read the book moments. Before I go into the portions of the novel I make an effort to comment on I want to make a comment on something I normally wouldn’t mention.
I’m not one who pays a ton of attention to illustrations, I’d evneing rely on my own mental picture of things.
The illustrations in this book however I found distracting and not in a good way. What particularly bothered me was the drawing of Kendra who wtar supposed to be almost fifteen. In the drawing I would peg her at maybe eight years old. If the novel is going to be illustrated the drawings should at least portray the characters somewhere near the age stated in the novel. It’s distracting to see drawings of teenagers in which they appear to be small children.
I’ll give you that this is a middle grade novel and kids enjoy pictures ecening I would think this portrayal of Kendra was probably distracting to even those that enjoy pictures in their novels. I know this doesn’t have anything to do with Mull’s writing, but if a publisher is going to add illustrations to a book said illustrations should portray the characters as described in the novel.
It left me wondering if the illustrator even read the novel. While the plot was well written, interesting and proceeded in a logical order, something about the opening that I can’t quite put my finger on didn’t grip me in the way eveinng was meant to. This novel basically gives you action from page one so it should have been extremely fast paced, but to me the pacing came across as quite slow.
I really can’t explain the why of it, but if someone else knows what I mean and could clarify for me it would be greatly appreciated. Like the first novel it does cater to the younger reader and while adults may fablehavdn a onetime read, I don’t see them reading it over and over the way a child would. However since the novel is a middle grade novel that’s probably a positive frew of the work.
This is the kind of book you give to your year old that likes to read. I personally plan to pass the series to my soon to be eleven year riae daughter, the only one of my children who shares my love of reading.
I think what made this novel harder to get into than the first novel is that fablehhaven the first novel Mull sort of slowly led us into the world of Fablehaven through Kendra’s eyes.
With his mostly slow paced style of writing easing into the world and wrapping it oc a reader is an excellent method of gripping the reader.
I don’t feel jumping right into the action without that lead in works for him as a writer. One thing I can say about the plot is that nothing was really predictable. Every scene was unexpected from the very first shocker of a kobold walking into Kendra’s classroom.
I was just as surprised as Kendra when I learned who the villain of the tale was and of course as stated above I was shocked by the ending. Each surprise made sense as Mull explained it but it certainly wasn’t how you expected the novel to progress. As I believe I mentioned in my previous review Kendra and Seth are memorable tablehaven however they really needed more fleshing in the first novel. In this novel these leading characters got a little more flesh on their bones than in the first though we still fablrhaven get a lot of insight into other characters.
I don’t think this matters as much to a child reader as it does to an adult so I still think this will work for him. I don’t remember being presented with many eveing characters in the books I read as a kid xtar I still loved reading them, so I don’t think this is so much a negative trait, more another feature marking the book as a novel meant for children.
One thing I will mention though about the characters is that Mull himself seems to sometimes forget the ages of his characters when he brings us into their minds. Kendra comes across much younger than almost 15 at points, though I will say Seth seems to fit nicely with the average 12 year og boy.
I think what needs to be remembered is that on average girls mentally mature faster than boys and at times my almost rse year old seems vastly more mature than Kendra teh is in her teens. No Kendra isn’t an adult and shouldn’t come across as one, but she’s missing that 14 going on 40 mindset which is common in girls her age.
For me this detracted from Kendra’s believability as a character.