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Power Play (Kingdom Keepers #4)

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  5,411 Ratings  ·  312 Reviews

For the five teens who modeled as Disney Hologram Imaging hosts, life is beginning to settle down when an intriguing video arrives to Philby's computer at school. It's a call for action: the Overtakers, a group of Disney villains, seem to be plotting to attempt a rescue of two of their leaders, both of whom the Disney Imagineers have hidden away somewhere following a viole
Hardcover, 436 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Hyperion Book CH (first published March 24th 2011)
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Darth J
Jun 17, 2014 Darth J rated it liked it
Shelves: series
Review originally published on My Bookshelf is Ready.

3.25 Stars

This is the fourth book in Ridley Pearson's Kingdom Keepers series, and like the previous 3 it starts out strong, has a really boring middle, and an interesting finish. The first hundred or so pages are fast and exciting, and I usually read those in one sitting. There's just always a huge lull in the middle. Granted, it's an action-packed lull, but it's also an info dump at the same time. For the last three books, I've seriously cont
Jun 06, 2011 Dreamhopelove888 rated it it was amazing
This series has always been one of my favorites. I might be bias because I LOVE Disney World but i think the writing is quite magical also. In this book, Power Play, Pearson, in my opinion, makes the characters more demensional and real. I feel like I know them personally now that i have just finished this book. THere is so much to say about this book so i will just get on with it!!
Because these books are centered around Disney, they are very differnt then other books. The settings are through
Drew Graham
Jun 16, 2015 Drew Graham rated it it was ok
Shelves: me

Where do I begin now that I've finished?

The toil over, at least for now (perhaps forever?... The fifth book is supposed to be released next year). I think this book was better than the last two, for two reasons: 1) It was more than a hundred pages shorter, and 2) There were finally more Disney characters, good and bad. The idea that there might actually be good guys in this world is finally explored, but sadly still mishandled. Some of them are described so laughably different that there's
Jul 22, 2015 Anna rated it it was amazing
Awsome! see review for Disney at Dark!
May 21, 2015 Oceangirlie17 rated it really liked it
Love the action!
Kathy Davie
May 08, 2012 Kathy Davie rated it really liked it
Shelves: children, fantasy
Fourth in the Kingdom Keepers children's fantasy series about Disney World and a team of six children who battle the evil Overtakers out to free their evil leaders.

My Take
Oops, I think the kids are getting tired of saving Disney World over and over. Certainly they are losing the magic they used to see in it even as many of the Disney characters in the amusement park are pledging their faith in the Kingdom Keepers---and it's about time!

Primarily, this story is about loyalty and honor. Being there
Lauren Asuncion
Mar 03, 2015 Lauren Asuncion rated it it was amazing
The story Kingdom Keepers: Power Play is an amazing novel for readers of all ages. This story takes place in Disney World. The main characters are Finn, Willa, Maybeck, Philby, Charlene, Jess, and Amanda. Other characters include Wayne, Wanda, and the overtakers. The characters in this book seem real because along with some of the fantasy problems, they also go through many of the hardships that we go through. We can learn more about characters through their appearance, their speech, and through ...more
Apr 01, 2013 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Just when life for the Five Kingdom Keepers is beginning to settle down, an intriguing vidio suddenly appers on Philby's computer at school. It's a call to action: it seems that the Overtakers, a group of Disney Villains, are plotting to rescue their two captured leaders, who were hidden wasyby Disney Imagineers after a recent violent encounter at Disny's Hollywood Studios.
One of their own, Charlene, has been behaving oddly. Has she tired of her role as a Keeper, or is there something more sini
Alexander Gardieff
Nov 10, 2011 Alexander Gardieff rated it it was ok
I have always had high hopes that this series would turn into something really good. I'm a Central Floridian and I go to the parks atleast once a week and I'm really disappointed with how many inaccuracies there are concerning the parks and the characters. Here we are at book four and while we are getting some new characters thrown into the story, it pretty much keeps its pace with the first three books. I think the problem I have with the books is the DHI program I think had the story had a mor ...more
Reese McDowell
Dec 17, 2011 Reese McDowell rated it it was amazing
This book is so much fun. I love how detailed Ridley Pearson described the characters and gave each character time to be recognized. From the beginning to now the characters have grown and you get to know more about them. Though, in this book, the characters' relationships have changed so much and it's so interesting to see the changes in them.
The other thing I love about this book is that the author pulls the Disney characters from your childhood and brings it to life in this book. So many ch
Nov 27, 2016 Jennifer rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
November 2016 - Couldn't talk my son into a different audiobook, so I'm listening to this. The first time, five years ago, I didn't finish it. We'll see how it goes this time around. It'll probably take us awhile, since we don't drive together very far during the school year.

May 2011 - Doing this on audio.

I give up. Good grief, this is awful. Listened to 2 discs and threw in the towel.

I LOVE Disney, but I receive more joy from reading the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World each year than I do
May 22, 2012 Ashley rated it it was amazing
I know I have said this before, but if you truely love Disney world, these books are for you. I'm not sure I would enjoy them as much if my parents did not take me to Florida enough times that I have each place mapped out and can literally travel with the Keepers through their adventures.

Power Play is a bit longer and at times slower than the first three book of the series. However it is the first one where the 'good' characters lend and helping hand. I won't say who the first is, though she is
Jul 23, 2012 Christina rated it it was ok
I think this book was probably one of the least well written in the series. The kids are now high school age, but the writing still feels low middle school. There needs to be development in writing technique that coincides with the kids growing up...because your audience generally grows too! I can see where there are attempts, but I felt there was much lacking at the end...wasn't satisfied with the climax or character development. They seem unchanging and facing the same problems and reacting th ...more
Drew S.
Sep 21, 2014 Drew S. rated it really liked it
This book came back as the strong sequel I wanted the 3rd book to be for a few reasons. One the keepers are starting to become more independent and it shows with Philby and his mom. Two this story was the easiest book to follow with the story only taking place in Magic Kingdom and with a the other parks in there just for a change and the characters are more fleshed out maybe because they are older I don't know but I liked that Ridley Pearson did that. That is my review of Power Play now that I w ...more
Brian Acevedo
May 07, 2015 Brian Acevedo rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Chloe V.
Apr 16, 2015 Chloe V. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-books
As the Keepers start their freshman year of high school, Philby receives a strange video warning him that the Overtakers are once again trying to cause trouble by trying to rescue some of their captive leaders. They must try to save their leaders and themselves from any danger. This book is a really good book I recommend it to anyone who likes mystery and fantasy. All of the Kingdom Keepers books are mystery and fantasy if you like those kinds of books :)
Lauren B
Nov 27, 2014 Lauren B rated it it was amazing
Life is just beginning in to slow down for the keepers again. Suddenly in science (I think) Philby and Wayne chat and Philby finds that life's pace is going to speed up again. The Overtakers are getting back on their feet and getting ready to strike. If I remember correctly; Wanda gets arrested, and it is up to Finn and his family to bail her out. Read the series and find out the spoilers yourself.
Aug 15, 2016 Carrie rated it really liked it
Just when life was starting to get back to normal for the Keepers, they receive a message from Wayne, who they haven't heard from in the months following his escape. It seems that the Overtakers are planning to free their two captured leaders, who were hidden by Disney Imagineers. The Keepers struggle to separate friend from foe as spells are cast and new enemies appear.
Annika B.
Jan 24, 2015 Annika B. rated it it was amazing
Life finally starts to slow down for the Keepers then strange things start happening can they stop the Overtakers this time or is it already to late
Oct 06, 2014 Taelia rated it it was amazing
I liked this author because he used good and clear show not tell details. The characters I felt are relatable but yet it still has stories that take place that are un-life-like enough to be fantasy.
Dec 08, 2014 Mason rated it it was amazing
This book was recommanded to me by Cassidy and I really like it and I recommand this series to who ever likes mysteries
Jul 18, 2015 Janice rated it it was amazing
I am completely addicted to this series.
Apr 10, 2011 Annette rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite book in this series so far! Can't wait for the next one!
Aug 26, 2013 Chris rated it liked it
Shelves: i-own
I dove into book 4 of the Kingdom Keeper series expecting some fun but not really anticipating many differences from the previous books. I generally enjoyed the first three books but was left hoping for something more. The writing is fairly simplistic and definitely geared towards kids. I acknowledged and overlooked that. Where I was left wanting more was in terms of the plot. The concept is actually pretty cool and has a lot of potential but there are times that it feels a bit strained. A large ...more
Ari Sharks
Jan 08, 2017 Ari Sharks rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
There are definitely a few glitches through this series, like Maybeck going from talking about his little sister's favorite poster to being an only child, but it is still one of my favorite book series. I recommend it to anyone over the age of... twelve or thirteen, probably. Ish. You don't have to be a Disney fanatic (like I am) to love this series. Definitely going on my favorite shelf.
Albert Jung
Dec 01, 2016 Albert Jung rated it liked it
Dec 12, 2016 Sarah rated it really liked it
First book with language (d). That makes it lose one star.
Sam Kundargi
Dec 02, 2016 Sam Kundargi rated it it was amazing
Oct 04, 2016 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
This book was great choice for me to read. The plot kept me on the edge of my seat, and I would get impatient for 1st hour to end so I could get to LA and read more. The only problems with this book might have been the kissing, even though it was mostly because of spells on people. I also don't like the old cover that you see when you look for it on Goodreads. The normal cover is a lot better. I loved how they met Ariel, Minnie, Pluto, and they had new evil characters, like The Evil Queen and Cr ...more
Jun 03, 2011 Guen rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on my blog:

The line between good and evil has blurred and it's now unclear whose side has the power. In the fourth installment of the Kingdom Keepers, things get intense. The Kingdom Keepers must now work double time to stop the evil Overtakers from gaining control of the parks. Except that now, there are a few frustrating set backs.

Can I just say that when I saw Power Play on the shelf at the bookstore, I ran over to it, raised it up as
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E.P.I.C. Quiz Group 1 7 Nov 04, 2012 05:05PM  
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  • Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look At Making the Magic Real
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Ridley Pearson is the author of more than twenty novels, including the New York Times bestseller KILLER WEEKEND; the Lou Boldt crime series; and many books for young readers, including the award-winning children's novels PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS, PETER AND THE SHADOW THIEVES, and PETER AND THE SECRET OF RUNDOON, which he cowrote with Dave Barry. Pearson lives with his wife and two daughters, div ...more
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