Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Book Review: The Kingdom Keepers

TITLE: The Kingdom Keepers
PART IN SERIES: Book 1 of the Kingdom Keepers series
AUTHOR: Ridley Pearson
GENRE: Childrens, series, adventure
PREMISE: Finn learns that there is a secret in Disney World: at night, the park is not as quiet as everyone thinks.
MY REVIEW: A huge part of me wanted to absolutely love this. I am a major Disney freak and the idea of the characters of Disney becoming alive at night was just so darn cool. The problem is...while the idea is cool, the execution of the idea was rather thin.
The main issue is that the author just jumps right into the story and doesn't offer any plausible explanations for why this is going on and the explanations he does give, fall flat. Also, I am aware that this is a kid's book but would it kill the author to have character developement or for that matter, characters with a personality? Also, as someone who has sadly never been to Disney World (just Disneyland and only for a few hours) I would have liked a little more description of things because the author was writing it as if everyone has been there already. I've got news for the author: not everyone has the money to go.
I won't say this book is completely horrible because for it's target age, the books are decent. Unfortunately, it just left me wanting...more from it. Not a sequel, just...something better then what I got.
WHO SHOULD READ: Disney fans, younger kids
MY RATING: Three out of Five evil disney villians

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