Monday, November 14, 2016

The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz (73)

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.




  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Series: The Descendants
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (May 5, 2015)
  • ISBN: 9781484720974


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Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York Times, #1 Publishers Weekly and #1 IndieBound bestselling author of Isle of the Lost and Return to the Isle of the Lost as well as many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for readers of all ages. Her books have also topped the USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times bestseller lists and have been published in more than twenty countries. 

A former fashion and beauty editor, Melissa has written for the New York Times, Marie Claire,Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, the San Francisco Chronicle,McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and Fox News. 

Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from the Convent of the Sacred Heart. At Columbia University, she majored in art history and English. Today she lives in Los Angeles and Palm Springs with her husband and daughter.

REVIEW:
What a delightful read!
A story filled with all your favorite villains and their children. There were even villains I had forgotten. The refresher sure was nice.
So much magical adventure, with such wit, you know it's a Disney hit!
I have to say, Carlos was my favorite character. He had a tiny part of the spotlight, but he was used well in the scenes. I found myself wondering if they was any villain to him at all.
A great read for kids and parents too. If you like fun stories, that stay true to what we know as Disney stories to be, then you will love this one.

4/5



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2 comments:

  1. I love the whole premise of this series, with the next generation!

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  2. I like that twist for good coming from evil.

    Freda, great to see you again!

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