The Isle of the Lost

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The Isle of the Lost

The Descendants, #1

So I started this book not knowing that it was a prequel to a new Disney to TV movie. Well I shortly found out when my 10 year old was reading behind my back and all of a sudden screamed in my ear and ripped the book away. She then went to her room and devoured this in like 2 hours.

So this is a prequel to the upcoming Disney Movie (TV) Decedents. It’s coming out in the summer, 2015. It’s about the children of fairy tales. Like Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, etc. But not only is it about their kids but also about the kids of the villains.

The Isle of the Lost is a very great and fast read. It is perfectly aged for the middle school crowd. In this house we are long time Disney fans and we loved the creativity that went into the world building and characters.

The villains' children kind of have the raw deal in this book. Do they go along and try and find redemption for what their parents did? Or do they continue the circle of hate and try to take over and find revenge? I really can't wait for the show if you can tell!

The beginning and part of the middle is mostly about introducing us to the characters and getting the story set up. Which my daughter said she really liked. Which I did as well. It gets all the nitty gritty out of the way so that you can get on with the core of the story.

If you love Disney or Melissa De La Cruz then defiantly pick The Isle of the Lost up! And of course tune in this summer for the movie. I know that we will be counting the days until it airs.

Book Blurb for The Isle of the Lost

Evil tree. Bad Apple?

Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon to the Isle of the Lost--a dark and dreary place protected by a force field that makes it impossible for them to leave. Stripped of their magical powers, the villains now live in total isolation, forgotten by the world.

Mal learns from her mother, Maleficent, that the key to true darkness, the Dragon's Eye, is located inside her scepter in the forbidden fortress on the far side of the island. The eye is cursed, and whoever retrieves it will be knocked into a deep sleep for a thousand years. But Mal has a plan to capture it. She'll just need a little help from her "friends." In their quest for the Dragon's Eye, these four kids begin to realize that just because you come from an evil family tree, being good ain't so bad.

Age Range: 9 - 12 years / Grade Level: 4 - 7

Night Owl Reviews May, 2015 5.00