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We’re over halfway through the month of January, so you may already be 200 pages deep in your latest read, but if you haven’t picked up a good book yet this month, I highly suggest that you find one. If you don’t have anything in mind, or you’re just too busy to head to the local library to pick one out, you’re in luck, because we have a great series of books to share with you that just might last you well into the Spring. If you do love these books so much that you just fly right on through them, we’ll be publishing further suggestions in the coming months.
Wondering why we’re so profusely encouraging you to get lost in a novel, when there are so many other things you could be doing, such as starting up your work-from-home career, spending time with your children, or taking a little vacation for yourself? Well, let’s be honest. We all need a little mental stimulation and bodily relaxation once in a while. Work is stressful, children are a handful (or two), and vacations are expensive and time-consuming. Reading a good book is a better way to chill. Reading before you shut off the lights for the night can help you get a better night of rest. Reading before you head to work in the morning can “wake up” your brain and get you ready to tackle the challenges of the upcoming hours! Reading improves your communication skills, and even boosts your moral! With that in mind…what exactly should you be reading?
Our suggestion for January is a fantasy book. Let your mind wander for the new year. There are over 300 days of possibilities ahead of you, so a little inspiration may be just what you need right now! Brandon Mull captures that spirit perfectly in the children’s fantasy series “Fablehaven”. A children’s book may not be your idea of a great read, but you also might be missing out. Children’s books and young adult books often make better reads, because while the story still stimulates your brain and your critical thinking process, the words are easier for many people to read, and usually more fun and relaxing.
The summary for book #1 is as follows:
For centuries, mystical creatures of all description were gathered to a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic in a cynical world. Enchanting? Absolutely! Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite . . .
Kendra and her brother Seth have no idea that their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Inside the gated woods, ancient laws give relative order among greedy trolls, mischevious satyrs, plotting witches, spiteful imps, and jealous fairies. However, when the rules get broken, an arcane evil is unleashed, forcing Kendra and Seth to face the greatest challenge of their lives. To save her family, Fablehaven, and perhaps the world, Kendra must find the courage to do what she fears most.
The most exciting part of this series isn’t even the series itself…(although, that IS pretty exciting). The best part is the sequel series is set to be released on March 7, 2017! This sequel series will follow the same main characters as the original series…just with even more exciting adventures! So, if you start reading now, you’ve only got less than two months to finish Fablehaven before the next series of books hits the shelves! There are 5 major books in the original series, 7 if you count the Caretakers Guide and Book of Imagination, although neither are essential to the understanding of the storyline.
Personally, I’ve read the entire Fablehaven series, and I am looking forward to the new upcoming books. In fact, I believe I might read this series again…just to refresh myself on the wonderfully magical world that Brandon Mull has so delicately designed. I hope you’ll join me in this new adventure for the new year!