The Fearsome Foursome (Tales from the Haunted Mansion #1)

Tales from the Haunted Mansion Vol. 1: The Fearsome Foursome
Tales from the Haunted Mansion Vol. 1: The Fearsome Foursome

These are definitely for kids, but having said that, it was still a fun read! Not so subtle hints and phrases that people who frequent haunted mansion will recognize within Tales from the Haunted Mansion: Vol. 1. If you or your tween is a Disney fan you will most likely enjoy these stories that follow a group of friends on a “scary” journey into the haunted mansion that you and I both know and love. I enjoyed the artwork in the book but mostly found it unnecessary as it didn’t add anything to the story.

Volume 2: Midnight at Madame Leota’s is already available.  Given that the first book was really just a children’s novel and didn’t really scare or move me with its story, I don’t think I will be picking up the second volume, but if you have kids that like scary stories, I think they will enjoy this as well.

Isle of the Lost

Isle of the Lost
Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz

I’m reading Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz with my daughter who is 7 years old.  She loved the made for TV movie Descendants.  We have only read the introduction so far, but it seems to be, from the goodreads description, a prequel to the movie.  We also had to get the soundtrack for this for our daughter and she has some of the dolls as well.

That seems to be what happens when she sees a movie that she likes.  She wants the dolls and soundtrack.  I’m really happy that with this movie there are follow-up or prequel books to read with her.