holtom2000 wrote:how are those? too kid like? or worth a read for a Disney fan?
I am a HUGE Disney fan. My whole family is. I noticed the books in the Disney book shops last year when we took my 3 year old nephew to Disney World. The blurb on the back of the books said that these teenage kids who worked in the park ended up getting caught there after hours. The evil characters from Disney films come to life at night after the park closes, and the kids have to figure out what they are after, and try to stop them. After I got home from the parks, I bought the first book on my Nook.
I love the premise. Disney is all about magic that only works if you believe it (as multiple rides, attractions, and the show on the steps of Cinderella's castle told us while we were there) and I was happy to accept that concept. The premise was fine.
Unfortunately the writing was terrible. I love reading YA fiction, and books like Harry Potter and Hunger Games rank not just among my YA favorites but among my all time favorites. But the quality of the Kingdom Keepers books is just there. The characters are completely unbelievable, and although the kids are supposedly in high school they act more like they are 10 years old than 15 or 16. The plot also jumps around too much, and the leaps of logic that the characters make to figure out the mystery are not justified by what is going on in the story.
Again, I don't think this is a case of me being too demanding of YA fiction. I love YA fiction. But the first book in this series was just... bad. The writing was awful. So much so that I did not try the other ones.