The kids and I just finished reading Rise of the Evening Star (2nd book in the Fablehaven series). We all really enjoyed reading it together. It was a fun story and very exciting, just like the first. We can't wait to start the next book in the series! Brandon Mull uses a lot of "big" words that my kids sometimes had a hard time understanding so it was nice to read it together so that they could ask questions when they didn't understand something. The author also seems to focus on a value in every book. This book stressed the value of being trustworthy and being true to your word.