When my husband moved in, he brought all of his books with him. This was basically a dream come true for me. New, free books to read AND someone to cuddle with while I read them?! Score! Anyway, Disney After Dark is the first book in the Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson and it’s one of the many series my husband introduced me to. You can check it out here.
Summary: Finn is part of Disney World’s new program, Disney Host Interactive. Essentially, a hologram of him guides tourists around Magic Kingdom. In exchange, Finn gets free tickets for life and a hefty sum of money that’ll go towards his college education. But being a DHI also involves certain things he didn’t sign up for. Like ending up in the park once he falls asleep. At first he thinks it’s a dream, until things that happen to him there carry over to his waking world. Finn and the rest of the DHIs are part of a grand scheme by Disney to combat the Overtakers, Disney villains that are trying to take over the park. In order to stop the Overtakers, Finn and the rest of the DHIs must uncover the mystery of the Stonecutter’s Quill, a puzzle Walt Disney himself left behind for them to solve.
Likes: I liked this book because the story line was pretty unique. It was obvious that the author did a lot of research into Disney and Disney World. The supporting characters were interesting, and while it could be pretty predictable, it did have riddles and mysterious back stories.
Dislikes: The main character kind of annoyed me. The author had a tendency to switch perspectives in the middle of a scene. Also, the writing tended to be a bit juvenile at times. However, considering the characters are 13, it kind of makes sense.
TL;DR: I liked this book and I would recommend it to people who are Disney fans or who are really interested in the history of Disney and Disney World.