Friday, April 30, 2010

Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison

Title: Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison
Author: Brandon Mull
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Count: 593
Why I read it: 5th in series
Grade: B

Since ancient times, the great demon prison Zzyzx has protected the world from the most dangerous servants of darkness, including Gorgrog, the Demon King. After centuries of plotting, the Sphinx is on the verge of recovering the five artifacts necessary to open the legendary prison. Facing the potential of a world-ending calamity, all friends of light must unite in a final effort to thwart the Sphinx s designs and find a safe home for the five artifacts. To this end, Kendra, Seth, and the Knights of the Dawn will venture far beyond the walls of Fablehaven to strange and exotic magical preserves across the globe, where the end of every quest becomes the beginning of another. In this explosive series finale, allegiances will be confirmed and secrets revealed as the forces of light and darkness collide in a desperate struggle to control the keys to the demon prison.

My review:
This was a pretty good ending to the Fablehaven series. I had a hard time remembering what all had happened in previous books, but I still felt okay, and not lost or anything.

There were some great new characters in this one, and then all of the other characters we know and love from the previous books. And still there are those that I'd like to smack upside the head because they are so dang stupid. In fact, there was a lot of stupidity in this one, even by characters who should have known better.

Also, I think sometimes authors try to throw in romance where it's really not necessary, especially in an action-packed book like this. In fact, at times there was a little bit too much going on. It was like the author wanted to fit 100 different things in this book, and so a lot of the characters and events didn't get the attention I think they deserved.

Still, this was a good book, and a really fun series that I would recommend to middle grade and YA readers.

1 comment:

  1. The romance was what most of the people who have read it talk about. But I agree I like the action stuff better!