Top critical review
on June 27, 2013
I absolutely loved Fablehaven, and I enjoyed The Candyshop War, so I had high hopes and expectations for Beyonders. Two books into it now, and I am just not engaged. I'll definitely read them all, but I'm not driven to read the next one immediately, like I was with Fablehaven. It is odd, because I am unable to say why. It has the quirky odd characters, and unique/immaginative, environments/worlds that I've come to expect from Brandon Mull. But, for some reason, it just feels flat to me. He says it is something he started writing when he was younger, before Fablehaven, so maybe it is just that it suffers from being started when he was less experienced. I told many people they had to read Fablehaven. I haven't recommended Beyonders to anyone.