Kingdom Keepers (Disney After Dark #1) by Ridley Pearson
A Pirate Princess Review
DESCRIPTION: “In this fantastical thriller, five young teens tapped as models for theme park “guides” find themselves pitted against Disney villains and witches that threaten both the future of Walt Disney World and the stability of the world outside its walls. Using a cutting-edge technology called DHI–which stands for both Disney Host Interactive and Daylight Hologram Imaging–Finn Whitman, an Orlando teen, and four other kids are transformed into hologram projections that guide guests through the park. The new technology turns out, however, to have unexpected effects that are both thrilling and scary. Soon Finn finds himself transported in his DHI form into the Magic Kingdom at night. Is it real? Is he dreaming?
Finn’s confusion only increases when he encounters Wayne, an elderly Imagineer who tells him that the park is in grave danger. Led by the scheming witch, Maleficent, a mysterious group of characters called the Overtakers is plotting to destroy Disney’s beloved realm, and maybe more.
This gripping high-tech tale will thrill every kid who has ever dreamed of sneaking into Walt Disney World after hours and wondered what happens at night, when the park is closed.”
Reading level: Ages 10 and up
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (September 1, 2009)
REVIEW: 5 STARS! NOT TO BE MISSED!
Go Keepers! Go Keepers!
This AWESOME book is the first in the Kingdom Keepers series. It takes place at Disney World, in Orlando, Florida! (A.k.a, Disney!) Compared to the other books in the series, I think that this one is second best (Fourth one is awesome-er or the one where Finn uses the sword).
I liked that this book took place at Disney and that it was with kids twelve-years-old instead of seventeen. Adventure was good, also, Maybeck’s sarcastic comments keep you laughing. The main struggle in this book is the Keepers trying to stop the Disney villain, Maleficent. Btw, She’s going dooooooown!
The ending was a very well written and made me snatch the second book straight away (No seriously, I was begging!).
I liked the ending because,
1.) it was well written
2.) everybody lived
3.) I’m going to stop listing the reasons otherwise this will get too long.
Kingdom Keepers is part of a large series. I’ll post more reviews because these are so great. I recommend this book for kids between 7-15, books for boys, adventure readers, reluctant readers, Disney fans, maybe even adults who are kids at heart!
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