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If Mal had to pick what she liked most about Auradon, it would be hard to choose just one thing. She could probably spend a whole day cataloging everything. The Isle of the Lost book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from. oned on the Isle of the Lost. There, underneath a protective dome that kept all manner of enchantment out of their clutches, the terrible, the treacherous, the truly.
Maleficent, Mistress of the Dark: As the self-proclaimed ruler of the isle, Maleficent has no tolerance for anything less than pure evil. She has little time for her subjects, who have still not mastered life without magic. Her only concern is getting off the Isle of the Lost. Mal: At sixteen, Maleficent's daughter is the most talented student at Dragon Hall, best known for her evil schemes. And when she hears about the dragon's eye, Mal thinks this could be her chance to prove herself as the cruelest of them all.
Evie: Having been castle-schooled for years, Evil Queen's daughter, Evie, doesn't know the ins and outs of Dragon Hall. But villains like to hold on to their grudges I suppose. When news comes that Maleficent's evil scepter, the Eye of the Dragon, has been awakened, Mal sets out on a mission to find it so her mother will finally be proud of her.
She knows she cannot find it on her own and enlists the help of Evie, Jay and Carlos. Of course she only intends to use them to get what she wants, but things rarely go as planned. Although it did take me a while to finish this book from the date I started, once I gave it my full attention it was a very quick and easy read.
I know this book was intended for young teens, but I still felt it was very juvenile. The children were supposed to be extremely evil , but the most evil thing they did was trap someone in a closet or swipe items from people as they walked down the street. It's almost like the author is trying to coax young readers into thinking being evil is okay because what these characters are doing isn't really all that bad.
Just a side note - at one point in the book a structure is being guarded by poisonous spiders. Spiders don't have poison What made me even more irritated after reading this was that the deadly spiders were tarantulas. Seriously, Ms. The evil clan could have walked right through them without fear of death from a bite. Dec 13, Selene rated it liked it. As a child I know I would have loved this book and probably series but unfortunately as an adult it was difficult to get through.
The plot needed to be developed more and not so all over the place. I won't be continuing the series. Mal, Jay, Carlos, and Evie are the children of the most infamous Disney villains around: When Carlos's latest invention pierces a hole in the invisible dome that surrounds their home of the Isle of the Lost that brings a little magic in, they must find out why that happened and find the Dragon's Eye the ultimate weapon of darkness so they can get off the island. Will they succeed? Read on and find out for yourself.
This is the first book of Mal, Jay, Carlos, and Evie are the children of the most infamous Disney villains around: This is the first book of the Descendants series which will continue with the Disney Channel film the Descendants coming out this Summer.
It was a pretty good read and I'd love to find out what happens to the Disney villain kids and the children of Aurandon in future books of this series. If you love Disney with a twist, definitely check out The Isle of the Lost.
It is available at your local library and wherever books are sold. The idea was great, all the children of the classic evil Disney villains growing up together is an enchanting idea. It was still a fun read though and I did enjoy it quite a bit despite my disappointment.
View all 9 comments. This is a Disney story involving most of the classic villains. I really enjoyed how all four of the characters were well explained, and also how Mal changes throughout the story. One more thing that was really interesting is, how different the book and the movie were, though the movie was based on the book. I can relate to Mal on how somebody didn't want to hang out with me when I was three, and I was really sad about it. I understood that sometimes in life is, people change people.
I also notic This is a Disney story involving most of the classic villains. I also noticed that even though this book was a Disney book, it is intended for teens. Mar 21, Miranda rated it really liked it Shelves: I love Melissa de la Cruz. I loved her since I read the Blue Bloods series and a few of the Ashleys books. And I love Disney-Hyperion and my local librarian. Disney-Hyperion sent over some book swag to the librarian and she gave it to me.
It was wickedly adorable. It was a crate filled with poisoned apples stress balls , a card that when you opened it, the card laughs evilly and a book excerpt. So thank I love Melissa de la Cruz. So thank you, Disney-Hyperion. Not only are you guys crazy creative and clever with book swag stuff but you're incredible kind to book reviewers. Back to the book review. Beloved Disney heroes including princes and princesses decided to send the Disney villains even resurrected the dead ones to a dome-island called "Isle of the Lost" where there is no magic and basically no happy endings.
Over the course of several years, the new generation of Disney heroes and villains emerged and are expected to follow in their respective Disney parent s 's footsteps. And there's also some minor characters that will be somewhat important in "The Descendants" Prince Ben, the Beast and Belle's son and Princess Audrey, Prince Phillip and Princess Aurora's daughter as well as famous Disney villain cameos.
You'll even encounter other Disney villains' children like Gaston's, Mother Gothel's. I am a long time Disney fan and I loved the creativity that went into the world building and characters.
The villains' children find it very difficult to live up the expectation of their parents which is understandable. These Disney villains have signatures and ambitions that made them so memorable so how can their children possibly top that?
Although the characters in the book interact with each other, you can feel the loneliness they have and are desperate for friends even if they would never admit it. The beginning and early middle of the book was mostly introducing characters and getting the story set up.
Don't get me wrong, it was very insightful and enjoyable to read. It was more toward the middle and end did the plot really picked up. I can't say much more about this book without giving away a lot.
I think you will find this enjoyable and wickedly adorable as I did. I will definitely be checking out "The Descendants" on Disney Channel.
The Evil Queen is obsessed with being beautiful, Jafar is very greedy with jewels and gold, Maleficent hates parties and Cruella De Vil loves her fur. Even the heroes are still the same like Belle is still a bookworm. It's not like Belle has all of a sudden hates books and burns them.
The only minor changes that happen in the book is that the villains have no magic and they have children. That's it. It's a very interesting concept about the children of fairy tale villains. Granted the parents are in the book, but it's mostly about their children.
I thought that was awesome. We have Mal, daughter of Maleficent. He and s www. He and some other fairy tale peeps live on the good side of the dome. They are in the book, but not so much. The story is starting with the villains, but I have an idea they will all be getting together at some point.
When King Beast did this he also banished the use of magic. Can you imagine all of these villains running around with no magic. They just result to name calling and whatever else they can think of: In the beginning it was Mal and Jay as the evil cohorts and Evie and Carlos as the nice kids.
Carlos ends up making a contraption that might just make a hole in the dome. This and a search for an evil artifact bring the kids together and they find out they just might not be as cruel as their parents. I'm interested in reading more about this awesome little fairy tale. I don't really think I can say enough about this book. This book really brought me back to my childhood. Even though it's marketed toward kids, adult Disney fans will love it, and I can promise that!
I met characters that I've been away from for so long. Pongo, Iago, Beast and Belle, Jafar It's incredibly refreshing to stumble across a well written kids' book. Where the world s I don't really think I can say enough about this book. Where the world seems to be dumbing even the simplest things down for kids now, Melissa de la Cruz gives s some actual credit, using appropriate words that may require a younger audience to grab a dictionary every now and then, but hey, is that REALLY a bad thing?
It's well described, perfectly set, and fast paced. I have to say, if this became a series, I would follow it loyally, and as a 26 year old who grew up in the height of drawn disney animation, I would unabashedly recommend this to any one of my Disney-loving friends.
Nov 14, Andrea rated it liked it Shelves: It sounds interesting. As for the book: I was quite bored with the first half of this. If the characters weren't so interesting themselves, I would've gave up on this. I liked Mal because she was devious, I liked Jay because he's a classic bad boy and his thieving reminds me low key of Kaz Brekker.
Evie was cute and nice, but still had her villainous streak, tho definitely not as pronounced as the others. And Carlos was just awes 3. And Carlos was just awesome cause he's a science nerd like myself. Once the four got together in pursuit of the Dragon's Eye things started to go places.
I loved the scenes in the Forbidden Fortress, they just sucked me in. The scenes with Ben were nice, because you could see the other part of this universe.
I also liked that the chapters were pretty short. I will be picking up Book 2 shortly. Sep 20, Ahmad rated it really liked it. Wow this book was enchanting. I always loved the villains more then the heroes because the villains are so interesting and mysteries. The characters were amazing and I loved how every Disney villain had a son or a daughter.
I gave it a four stars because it didn't grip me that much. But overall this book was fantastic and highly entertaining. Oct 24, Ashleigh rated it it was ok. The Isle of the Lost is set in a world where twenty years previously, all the evil villains from famous Disney stories were banished to an island called The Isle of the Lost.
All magic has been stripped from the villains and they live on leftovers from the Kingdom of Auradon, where all the Princes and Princesses from Disney are living their happy-ever-afters. We follow a group of villain offspring who are determined to bring magic back and escape the island.. I haven't seen a The Isle of the Lost is set in a world where twenty years previously, all the evil villains from famous Disney stories were banished to an island called I haven't seen any of the Descendant movies but I, like many people, enjoy Disney movies, so I thought a story about the children of famous villains would be great.
And it just wasn't for me. I thought the concept was interesting, but I was just so bored. I think it would have been more interesting if the kids weren't just trying to be imitations of their parents.
They didn't seem to have personalities of their own outside of their parents, with the exception of Carlos. This book is a middle grade which might be another reason why I didn't enjoy this book.
I tend to not connect with middle grade as much as YA and the simple writing and character development just didn't do it for me. Do not think I will be continuing this series unfortunately. May 16, Ashley rated it liked it. To me this was JUST a book.
Mar 16, Jacob the Bookworm rated it really liked it Shelves: It was the truth, and like any truth, it was powerful. Going into this book, I was a little skeptical. I had seen the movie and found it rather enjoyable, so I was afraid reading this would decrease some of the magic.
Thankfully, it did not. I found this a very enjoyable book. This is a "prequel" to the movie's events. I watched the movie first and was not spoiled in any way.
Actually watching the movie first helped me gain a visual sense of the characters and the setting. And that is where the movie picks up hide spoiler ] Growing up, I never watched the Disney princess movies with Snow White being the exception. This book made me fall in love with the characters of those movies just as if I had seen the movies. This book is slow for a large portion of the beginning, as it has a lot of character and world building. Then the pace quickens around the middle. Overall, it was an enjoyable and quick read.
I am excited to read the second book soon hopefully! First of all, I got the ebook version for this book for me to read because the hardcover one was so expensive and I desperately wanted to finish this as soon as possible because the movie will be up anytime this year. I also love the plot in this story. Melissa de la Cruz did a v First of all, I got the ebook version for this book for me to read because the hardcover one was so expensive and I desperately wanted to finish this as soon as possible because the movie will be up anytime this year.
Melissa de la Cruz did a very good job to this book. She explained the Isle of the Lost and the characters very nicely. D Anyway, I love Carlos so much, anyone agrees? The characters and so on. Mal, our heroine and Maleficent's daughter. This girl is wicked the Most wicked of them all I just love her!! She just loves to ruin other people! Haha and a person w 3. Haha and a person who is ruined by her is Evie, Evil Queen's daughter who I think is a nice pretty girl.
Help Mal doing thing at her side is Jay, the son of Jafar. The thief boy!!