January 30, 2015

Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson

Hi y'all! Hannah here. I'm doing another book review! This book series is called The Kingdom Keepers, but I'm just doing a review for the first book and it's called Disney After Dark.




















*Disney After Dark*

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. Someone, known as the "Overtakers", are 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.

My Review:

I really enjoyed this book. It was very captivating and intriguing. As a younger kid, and now;), I have always wondered what Walt Disney World was like after dark, and this book kind certainly gave an idea of what might happen after dark. Over all I loved this book!

My Rating:

Romance: None 
Violence: None 
Language: None 
Age: 12+ 

I would rate this book 4 out of 5. The reason why I'm not giving it a perfect score is because it could be a little better in my personal opinion. Here's why:  First: It can be a little confusing in the first 5 chapters. My 12 year old brother asked me a lot of questions about them, since I read it before him, and I understood why I did as well. If you are like my brother you judge a book by the first few chapters in it, but YOU CANNOT DO THAT if you read this book. It answers all of your questions throughout the book. Second: I think the author could have talked a little more about the "chosen ones".  He didn't really tell why they were chosen. Third: He could have been a little more creative and used more stuff about Disney World. 

Well that's all I had to say!;) 

Hope y'all enjoyed!



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January 08, 2015

Dragonsdome Chronicles 2: Flight to Dragon Isle by Lucinda Hare

Hello people of the world, it's Kat and today I thought I'd write a review for Flight to Dragon Isle. Now it is a sequel, but I hope you can still understand this!


Blurb: A brutal war against the united hobgoblin tribes rages, and Quenelda longs to accompany her hero Dragon Lord father into battle. But when the elite Stealth Dragon Services is ambushed and defeated - due to the dark treachery of the Grand Master - and her father is presumed dead, the Seven Sea Kingdoms are thrown into turmoil.


Evil plots swirl - with even Quenelda's own beloved dragon in mortal danger - but Quenelda finds a magical, secret solace at the heart of the fabled fortress Dragon Isle. Can she use her new powers to set the tide of victory turning against the hobgoblins?
via Goodreads

Romance: 2 out of 5 | surprisingly little. Quenelda didn't have a love interest, but other people were getting engaged. Nothing bad!

Violence:  4 out of 5 | It's a war, there are bound to be a bit, but nothing is gory or anything. So just relax.

Language: 1 out of 5 | None caught my eye. I don't think there was anything. If there was it was very small!

Age: 9+ | Almost anyone would enjoy this book!

Rating: 3 out of 5 | Disappointing

My Thoughts: This is where it get a little bit heated. You see, I adore The Dragon Whisperer. It is one of my most favourite book, but then this book come along and I high hopes and it was a little disappointing.

It sort of skimmed over bits, especially that moment that Quenelda had been waiting for her WHOLE LIFE!

Also, they killed off one of the best characters which still has me crying. PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO READ THIS, BE WARNED!!!

On the upside though, there were plenty of new characters which was great. It was nice to meet some more characters. Also Darcy's character was expanded and fleshed out, which was good. He still needs more work though.

I am left on tendered hooks though, the villain (shan't mention his name in case there are readers who haven't read The Dragon Whisperer). I'm wondering whether something is seriously wrong with him. Is he dying, is he very sick? I have hopes that the next book will play around with that a bit more. That would be awesome!

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Anyway, that's my review for this book. If you enjoyed The Dragon Whisperer then you might like to read this book. Definitely not as good as the first, but worth the read!
 

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January 07, 2015

Live Original by Sadie Robertson

Hi y'all! Hannah here! I'm doing another book review called Live Original by Sadie Robertson.



Description:

Sadie Robertson represents everything that a well-adjusted teenager should be, even while growing up in the spotlight on Duck Dynasty. She exhibits poise, respect for her family and friends, and a faith that influences her choices. Everyone wants to know how a family as eclectic as the Robertsons are raising such confident, fun, family-loving kids. With this book, Sadie sheds light on the values instilled by her family that make her the person she is. 

Sadie lives by a simple list of principles that lead her to personal and spiritual growth and allow the relationships she has with her friends and family to flourish. These values include think happy, be happy; dream big; shake the hate; do something; and many more.
Living as a culturally relevant teen who loves God and her family, Sadie has become a role model for other teens and for parents who are eager to instill the same characteristics in their children.
 

My Review:

This is my such a good book. Sadie shows you how to live original, standing up for yourself, being happy, and so much more. It has encouraged me to be a better person. One of my favorite things about this book is that it has a bible verse before every chapter and it also has verses throughout the book as well.  

Rating: 

I rate this 5 out of 5!

Romance: 2 out of 5.  It does talk about relationships.
Violence: 0 out of 5.
Language: 0 out of 5.
Age: 11+

Hope y'all enjoyed!
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