Kingdom Keepers – Disney At Dawn by Ridley Pearson

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Purchased: Walt Disney World – $8.99

My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Spoilers!

What’s it all about?
It’s supposed to be a happy day at the Magic Kingdom–the return of the teenaged holographic hosts. But things go very wrong when a sudden lightning storm disrupts the celebration, and Amanda’s mysterious sister, Jez, disappears. The only clue is the sighting of a wild monkey in the Magic Kingdom during the storm. The mystery deepens as Finn is contacted by Wayne, an old man he hasn’t heard from in months. Wayne tells Finn that there’s trouble at the Animal Kingdom: the evil Overtakers have gained control of one of the computer servers that will be used to operate Daylight Holographic Imaging there. That means that if any of the holographic hosts fall asleep, they will go into comas–permanently. 

Filled with action and brimming with the same meticulous detail as The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, this second book in the series–The Rise of Chernabog–is the result of hands-on research behind the scenes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. Young and older readers alike will get a glimpse into a second Disney kingdom. The wild rides have only just begun; and the clock is ticking. How long can the teens keep themselves awake in their quest to find their friend–and what happens if they fail?

Good Reads Synopsis

The Best Parts:
I think what I loved most about this book was that it went more in depth than the first novel. There was so much more to the story line that allowed you to truly be in the story, and actually care. The characters from the last novel that I didn’t see much of had now made a presence for themselves. This novel was well rounded so that you knew more about all of the children, and not just a few. I al felt that the story line was more thought out, and wasn’t rush, as the novel took place over a day and a half.

The Worst Parts:
The one thing I noticed at the beginning was that some of the details fro the first novel had been changed. I don’t even know if the author knows that this had happened. The rest of the novel seemed to stick well with what had happened, and no more details were changed, but I also think that the first part of the novel was lacking in detail, and the end of the story was chock full of it. I feel like the author was learning who his audience was and then ran with it to make the novel more enjoyable, and I think it worked.

Final thoughts:
What I think was great about these books is that I can pick them up and put them down, and not feel like I’m missing something, but also still feel obligated to go back to read more. They are definitely quick reads, but I don’t mind. I’m looking at the stack of all 7 books now, and I’m excited to start book three since it is much larger than one and two put together!

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