Saturday, December 28, 2013

Kingdom Keepers Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson

Using Daylight Hologram Imaging five middle school students are virtual Disney host.  When things get strange is when their dreams start seeming real, then they discover they are real, they are able to be in the park after they fall asleep.

As everyone knows Disney is full of magic and all magic has two sides. The DHIs have been created to help solve a mystery and to fight off evil. 

A really fun story, fast paced without being pushed, and quick chapters to encourage a reluctant reader.

It will also make you want to go to Disney.  I went when I was very young and was not impressed but this may make me give it another chance.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters

The Emerson family is back in Egypt once again and as always there is a mystery, a murder, and a lot of hot, dusty, digging.

As always the Egyptology aspect is well represented as always although there is not a major find in that department.  Ramses and Nefret are finally getting to do their own thing, at least for a bit, and Peabody take full credit for that arrangement. 

Sethos appears about mid-way through, always an entertaining character and David arrives from England before the end. 

A very fun read which will actually have you laughing out loud so beware if you read in public.