Ages 8 and up. It's a fun read, not terribly taxing, good for fans of "Fablehaven" and "Sisters Grimm." Many diverting plot twists, the characters aren't stereotypical, and the dialogue is fresh, if not always totally clear.
Written by Brandon Mull, author of the "Fablehaven" series. Absolutely spellbinding. He did an excellent job creating a unique world which is tied to our own. I just finished the second book, "Seeds of Rebellion." The third and final, "Chasing the Prophecy" is out in Spring of 2013. Can't wait!
For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite.