I really want to like these books. The story is interesting-ish. But the writing is really bad. I loved Fablehaven. Was that story just so much better that I didn't notice the really tedious writing and ultra silly dialogue? I was tempted to give this book two stars, but I don't want to dissuade anyone from reading it. I will read the next book, just because I want to see how it ends, but unless the writing gets a lot better, it will be kind of a relief to have it over.