Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz

So I watched the Disney Descendants movie with my kids when it came out. They loved it and talk about it all the time. I enjoyed the movie as well. I can't believe it took so long for Disney to do a movie with the kids of the villains and fairy tale characters that we all know and love. It got me thinking about a book like that. I discovered this book. This book takes place before the movie and then the movie picks it up (there is a Descendants book but the reviews claim that it is word for word the same as the movie).

This book takes you to the island 20 years after the villains were contained there. Mal, Jay, Carlos and Evie are not even friends at this point. They go to school and are taught skills that will help them be evil. Can you imagine taking a selfishness class or an evil schemes class? That is exactly the type of classes that these kids take. These four children of villains end up thrown together on a quest.

Ms. De La Cruz has woven her magic once more. She truly has a gift for storytelling. This book did not disappoint. I loved getting a back story for each of these characters. You could almost feel their loneliness coming off the pages. Are they truly evil like their famous parents ahead of them? Well I will let you read and decide for yourself. For now, I will hand off the book to my daughter who really wants to read this next. Happy reading!!

My Rating: 
4 out of 5 stars 

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