Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull

Characters: 18/20
Plot: 19/20
Originality: 20/20
Writing: 19/20
Recommendation: 19/20
Overall: 95/100 or A
Source: Library

Summary: Picking up where the last novel left off, Kendra and Seth are still at Fablehaven with their grandparents. Suspicions have been cast on the Sphinx and his loyalties. Kendra has been recruited as a Knight, and the family agrees that she should infiltrate with hopes of claiming the next artifact before the Sphinx can get to it. And Fablehaven is under attack by a mysterious darkness that is spreading extremely fast. Can Seth and the rest of his family and friends discover the cause and stop it before all of Fablehaven is lost?
Review: Arguably the darkest book of the series, Grip of the Shadow Plague sure gripped my attention. 😉 I enjoyed this addition to the story of Seth and Kendra Sorenson more than the last two. I agree that the plot was probably the best part of book, subtly hinting at what is to come in future books. I absolutely loved the introduction of the Centaurs as they are exactly portrayed as in my imagination. The writing is as solid as ever and Brandon Mull’s top-notch imagination supports his endearing originality. Excellent. 😉

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