Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Isle of the Lost - Melissa De La Cruz

Title: The Isle of the Lost
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Series: Descendants #1
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Source: Purchased

Disney villains have kids?!  Who would have ever thought that!  Apparently Melissa De La Cruz did, and she did a fantastic job with creating them and the world they live in.

This story follows along 4 children of the most notorious Disney villains.  First there is Mal, the daughter of Malificent.  She has the desire to be just as evil as her mother, but doesn't know if she can ever live up to Malificent's expectations.  Then there is Jay, the son of Jafar.  He is sneaky pick pocket, but no matter what he seems to steal it is not good enough for his father.  As well, there is Evie (my favorite villain child), the daughter of the Evil Queen.  No matter what she does, Evie just cannot seem to be pretty enough for her mothers high standards.  And we cannot forget about Carlos, the son of Cruella DeVille.  Her love is strong for her precious fur coats, but not for her highly intelligent son.\

We also get to meet Ben, the son of King Beast and Queen Belle.  He is our view into what Auradon is like.

Ben's father, King Beast, is also the reason all the villains and their children have been exiled to the Isle of the Lost for all eternity.  He has trapped them there under a dome that prevents them from doing any type of magic.  The Isle of the Lost is a desolate place.  The villains get the left over and rotten scraps of Auradon to survive off of.  We are not told in this story if the citizens of Auradon are aware of how the villains are forced to live life on the isle or not.

This particular story is more or less how the four gt together.  It is a nice introductory to the world and the main characters.  The next installment of this story is to come in the form of a movie on the Disney Channel.  It will be very interesting to see how this works, especially if more books for this series are in the works.  I hope it flows well, as I do want to visit this world and see what happens with these villain offspring.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.  I did want more than what was essentially and introduction to the world, but it was fun filled nonetheless.

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