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When I first heard about this book, I knew I just had to read it I was already planning on watching the Descendants movie on Disney Channel, so I knew I had to read the prequel I liked this book a lot I loved all the Disney references, particularly how Gaston s twin boys were named Gaston Jr and Gaston the Third This was basically a well written Disney fan fiction I was afraid it would be too juvenile, but it wasn t If you like the show, Once Upon A Time, you ll definitely like this book Overall, this is a great book for anyone who loves Disney. Once upon a time, during a time after all the happily ever afters after that, all the evil villains of the world were banished from the United Kingdom of Auradon and imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost. The Isle of the Lost is the story of the descendants of the villains in some of the best known fairy tales It follows Mal Maleficent s daughter , Jay Jafar s son , Evie the Evil Queen s daughter and Carlos Cruella de Vil s son They live with their parents on the Isle of the Lost where they eat Auradon s leftovers, dress in rags and pretty much use whatever the kingdom rejects or has no use for any Mal holds a 10 years old grudge against Evie for not being invited at her 6 years old party And since Maleficent in the ruler of the island, she had the Evil Queen and her daughter banished When Evie finally gathers the courage to go to school, Mal is determined to have her revenge And she hopes to accomplish that by cursing Evie to a thousand years old sleep with her mother s staff, the Dragon s Eye Only problem is, Mal has to find it first In order to do that, she enlists the help of Evie, Jay and Carlos And so their adventures begin.Growing up with Disney movies, I loved this book I got to see many familiar faces, such as Lady Tremaine, her cat Lucifer, the Beast now King Beast , Snow s dwarfs and many I must say, Dr Facilier as a headmaster was most intriguing.Needless to say, he was bribed at some point with tarot cards.I think this is a very good book for kids nowadays I can see how the writing style is just right so as to attract young readers and maybe open their appetite towards reading My son was talking about The Descendants movie a few months ago and I didn t know what it was about Today I told him I was reading the book and he was impressed Now I m going to see the movie to know what happens next the book is the prequel to the film.That said, I highly recommend this book At times reminding me of both Halloweentown and the potions classes in Harry Potter, The Isle of the Lost serves up some classic Disney Channel Monstober feels Unfortunately, with the way that their original programming has been lately I doubt the actual movie will be as good as this prequel novel.Can I just take a second to complain about continuity Disney has its original classic animated fairytale movies, Once Upon a Time, and the new revised live action films such as Maleficent, so what is canon any Further how does it relate to this book and accompanying movie It s hard to know which versions of the heroes and villains to picture when Disney s multiverse is so out of whack lately.While I appreciated that most of the villains children basically shared the name of their parents, it was very simplistic and felt a little too childish I liked seeing Dr Facilier and Ursula, though I doubt they will be in the movie.Readers will be left with the following questions Who is Mal s father Also, who are the other parents to most of the other kids Are Mal and Ben going to be an item Wait, is Carlos like Mulan on OUAT Why do all the costumes look terrible Seriously, you put Kathy Najimy in this and not Hocus Pocus 2 Get your priorities together, Disney. This isn t the most riveting of stories, but it has charm I love how it is focused on the classic villains and their children, but it still has that Disney feel to it Even though these main characters are supposed to be evil the story ends on a heartwarming note and there are relatable themes with a moral to the story It s overall very cute and fun to see all the Disney characters in one book. Review also posted at Young Adult Hollywood Win The Isle of the Lost Disney DVDs prize pack here Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all The Isle of The Lost follows the story of villains who are cast aside on a magical dome where they are locked away from the kingdom of Auradon.We have Maleficent, their elected ruler of the isle and Mal her most evil daughter, The Evil Queen and her daughter Evie, Jay the son of Jafar, who is great at pick pocketing, Carlos, the nerd and inventor of many things who also happens to be the son of Cruella de Vil.My all time favorite author Melissa de la Cruz is back with her Disney prequel novel for Descendants titled The Isle of the Lost And she did not disappoint.The writing and premise of this book will surely enchant young adult readers The story is snarky filled with evil banter and schemes Perfect for Disney fans We will definitely be tuning in for the movie companion 4 stars This was adorable Once upon a time, during a time after all the happily ever afters, and perhaps even after the ever afters after that, all the evil villains of the world were banished from the United Kingdom of Auradon and imprisoned 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 awful, and the severly sinister were cursed to live without the power of magic It s been 20 years since King Beast declared all the villains exiled forever There is no magic under the dome that surrounds the Isle of the Lost, forcing the villains to have only their memories of evil deeds done in the past It s not just the villains on the Isle though, it s their children there as well Mal, daughter of Maleficent One of the most talented students at Dragon Hall, feared by mostly everyone in the school Wearer of all things purple, including her hair If only she could manage to impress her mother.Jay, son of Jafar Steals anything from anyone, all proceeds going to Jafar s Junk Shop, but he and his father are always on the lookout for The Big Score the one fat treasure that will somehow free them from the Isle.Evie, daughter of Evil Queen from Snow White She s been castle schooled for the past 10 years, because of a grudge between her mother and Maleficent, who is the self proclaimed ruler of the Isle She s now joining the rest of the villain s children at Dragon Hall, but will Mal inherit her mother s grudge against Evie and her mother Carlos, son of Cruella De Vil He s not necessarily the bravest, but he s among the most clever His invention may be the key to ending the villain s banishment once and for all.The residents of the Isle live in isolation, surviving on food, clothing and furniture thrown out by the residents of Auradon and shipped second hand to them The original villains eke out a living and get lost in their memories and regrets while their children attend school at Dragon Hall, learning about their parents mistakes and how to avoid them, perfecting their own evil schemes Meanwhile, over in the USA The United States of Auradon you see all the classic Disney princes, princesses and their sidekicks.They are all united under the rule of King Beast and Queen Belle Beauty and the Beast was always my favorite Disney classic so that was pretty exciting for me Twenty years ago, King Beast united all the fairy tale lands into one under his crown and for the past two decades he has ruled over its good citizens with strong and fair judgment, and only occasionally a tiny bit of his beastly temper Their son is Prince Benas handsome as his father but with his mother s gentle eyes, keen intellect and love of reading Once he turns 16, he will be coronated as King so that Belle and the Beast might retire and enjoy vacation cruises, golf and bingo As on the Isle of the Lost, there was no longer magic in Auradon either King Beast and Queen Belle stressed scholarship over enchantment Prince Ben is just starting to be introduced to some of the duties he ll be undertaking as King, but finds himself distracted by a mysterious girl who appeared in his dreamsa girl with lilac locks and mischevious green eyessound familiar He also feels trapped in the life he leads and wants to do , to really make a change and rule differently than his father.When an invention by Carlos creates a hole in the dome, a bit of magic seems to creep in to the Isle, awakening some things that were never meant to be awoken One of them being Maleficent s Dragon Eye sceptor and her crow familiar, Diablo Once Diablo reports to Maleficent that the Dragon Eye has been awoken, Maleficent sends Mal on a quest to retrieve the sceptor and bring it back to her Jay, Evie and Carlos end up joining her on the adventure, for their own reasons But can it be that in their search for the ultimate evil weapon, they ll discover that just because they come from evil, doesn t mean they can t be a little bit good I really liked reading about all the Disney characters I grew up loving and all the villains that I loved to hate Still haven t seen the Disney movie The Descendants yet, but I m going to read the junior novelization of it next also my daughters book lol. Do your little bit of good where you are it s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the worldDesmond TutuMelissa de la Cruz,a New York Times and USA Today best selling author, pens her new YA book, The Isle of the Lost which is the first book in the Descendants series This series opener tells the story of all those villains whom we all encountered in all the Disney Princess books and movies, from Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty to the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Jafar from Aladdin to Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians, when they were banished from the kingdom to a lonely island devoid of any magic or charms This is the villains story whom we all loved to hate them, but now we get to love them for real Synopsis Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and made to live in virtual imprisonment on the Isle of the Lost The island is surrounded by a magical force field that keeps the villains and their descendants safely locked up and away from the mainland Life on the island is dark and dreary It is a dirty, decrepit place that s been left to rot and forgotten by the world.But hidden in the mysterious Forbidden Fortress is a dragon s eye the key to true darkness and the villains only hope of escape Only the cleverest, evilest, nastiest little villain can find itwho will it be 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 she s a quick study, especially after she falls for one too many of Mal s little tricks.Jay As the son of Jafar, Jay is a boy of many talents stealing and lying to name a few Jay and Mal have been frenemies forever and he s not about to miss out on the hunt for the dragon s eye.Carlos Cruella de Vil s son may not be bravest, but he s certainly clever Carlos s inventions may be the missing piece in locating the dragon s eye and ending the banishment for good.Mal soon learns from her mother that the dragon s 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 kids begin to realize that just because you come from an evil family tree, being good ain t so badOnce again the Disney TV movie, Descendants compelled me to buy this book from , which was not a best buy, but definitely a worthy one Who doesn t love Disney fairy tales with all those glittering happy ever afters but have you ever wondered what happened to all those evil characters who tried to ruin the lives of those fragile princess Here is the book which tells you otherwise that things which are good doesn t necessarily have to be perfect and good and things which are veil doesn t necessarily have to be bad and evil.After all those fairy tales ending with happily ever afters even years later that, the United Kingdom of Auradon which is ruled by the Kind Beast and his queen BelleThe Beauty and the Beastwho s sixteen year old son, Prince Ben is soon going to be the next king, banished all those evil queens and characters to an isolated island, The Isle of Lost protected by a magnetic force field to stop any kind of enchantments or magic spells in that island The only magic still exists in Maleficent s Dragon s Eye, that can save all those wretched people living a dreadful as well as dirty and hopeless life in that lost island So who will it be to bring home that only piece of remaining magic from the kingdom to protect their identity and worth in the world Maleficent, Evil Queen, Jafar and Cruella de Vil all have a child who studies in the Dragon Hall high school shared by the prince himself So this is their only chance to get their hands on that piece of magic to save themselves from this hellhole Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay are all suffering from identity crisis, which sixteen year old doesn t The responsibility naturally comes on Maleficent s talented daughter Mal to whisk away that Dragon s Eye from the kingdom, and the pressure to prove her worth to her own evil mother is really high, can Mal do it with the help of her friends Or does she wants to be a good person like Prince Ben and his family The writing style is really good with a strong and articulate narrative style that has lots of layers of mystery and hidden agendas, thus making the plot mystifying as well as engrossing one for the readers The prose is elegant and eloquent with a fast pace The plot is even masked with lots of actions that keeps the readers on their edges till the very last page The characters are nice, crafted strongly with lots of evil in their hearts along with a hint of little bit of goodness hidden behind piles of darkness, thus making them pretty much likeable Mal is an ideal YA heroine who is brave as well as confused like anything with everything she wants to do And same goes for the other kids too All the characters are distinct and each of their evil quality makes them stand out in the rest I loved the whole gang, and there s the kingdom, where people are not very humane enough to let you go with anything The kingdom is home to so many secretive agendas to make sure the villains rot in their own personal hell.The climax is a huge letdown as the book is opening the doors to the possibility of yet another Disney movie and with such an ending, I m not too excited for it s sequel, over, nothing much happens in the book, only a bit of action, teenagers trying to find out their identity, a very brief romance, that s all Verdict If you are a huge fan of fanfiction and fairy tales retellings then do grab a copy of this book for sure Does what it sets out to do, and does it with great fun I normally wouldn t have picked up a tie in book for a TV movie, but I love just about anything Disney, and my kids and I are looking forward to the Disney Channel Descendants movie this summer Also what caught my eye is that this is a prequel, and it s written by Melissa de la Cruz, a legit bestselling author And it has to be said that the book is gorgeously designed with one of those suede feel covers and a thorn design on the chapter headings I am such a book junkie I just want to pet it.So at first, I will admit, I did a bit of eye rolling There s been quite a few books out there lately about schools for fairy tale characters or their kids, and I haven t exactly enjoyed them all And yes, yes, we get it, the villain kids like wearing black and are misunderstood, and the princesses all wear pink and eat nothing but cake But where this stands out from the others is that the characters are three dimensional This is both a combo of Cruz s good writing, and the fact that she doesn t have to invent whole new personalities for characters like Maleficent, she can just use the Disney characters we all know and love, and then riff on them The descendants soon begin to stand out beyond being Maleficent s daughter or Jafar s son, though, which I loved There s not a lot of plot, but there is a fun insight into these characters and their situation, and it s a great set up for the TV movie, which I m now even jazzed about Also, I can see there being books and movies this book is listed as being Descendants 1 , which I m sure I will also enjoy. 3.5 Stars We Evils Live Let s meet the son and the daughters of our beloved villains Do you excited for these wicked lovely Tell you lovely, this book is the prequel of Disney TV showThe DescendantsThe story is nothing like the show, guys So reading this will introduce you how the story begin 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 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 Mal s frenemies and just awesome And lastly, Carlos, Cruella de Vil s son who is so intelligent because he can invent things Once upon a time at The Isle of the Lost where all the evil villains were exiled from the Kingdom of Auradon the mainland They live under the imprisonment without magic to use That s why the story begins Maleficent want her daughter to retrieve the Dragon s Eye so her magic can return Well Mal want her mom to be proud so she does the journey with the help of her 3 friends to find the Dragon s Eye and give it to her vicious mother.WHAT THIS BOOK IS ABOUT How Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos become friends Their relationship grow from enemies at least to Mal to best friends It even has the school that teaches about the evil things How to be badLOL I just so much laugh at all the freakin courses this school has How can I attend one I think I might get straights As from this academy lol Their Adventure for their Quest to find the Dragon s EyeHow Ben and Mal first met Who is this Ben Aww he is the son of King Beast and Queen Bell The Crown Prince of Auradon. I love him But there are very pages times for him in this one Whatever, read this and you will understand Ben and Mal romance in the show.LASTLY, THAY DON T GO TO AURADON, YET GUYS Overall, this is a nice read about friendship Don t expect about romance Though I prefer the show so much , but I just love the concept of this story and lovely evils. Twenty Years Ago, All The Evil Villains Were Banished From The Kingdom Of Auradon And Made To Live In Virtual Imprisonment On The Isle Of The Lost The Island Is Surrounded By A Magical Force Field That Keeps The Villains And Their Descendants Safely Locked Up And Away From The Mainland Life On The Island Is Dark And Dreary It Is A Dirty, Decrepit Place That S Been Left To Rot And Forgotten By The WorldBut Hidden In The Mysterious Forbidden Fortress Is A Dragon S Eye The Key To True Darkness And The Villains Only Hope Of Escape Only The Cleverest, Evilest, Nastiest Little Villain Can Find Itwho Will It Be 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 LostMal 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 AllEvie Having Been Castle Schooled For Years, Evil Queen S Daughter, Evie, Doesn T Know The Ins And Outs Of Dragon Hall But She S A Quick Study, Especially After She Falls For One Too Many Of Mal S Little TricksJay As The Son Of Jafar, Jay Is A Boy Of Many Talents Stealing And Lying To Name A Few Jay And Mal Have Been Frenemies Forever And He S Not About To Miss Out On The Hunt For The Dragon S EyeCarlos Cruella De Vil S Son May Not Be Bravest, But He S Certainly Clever Carlos S Inventions May Be The Missing Piece In Locating The Dragon S Eye And Ending The Banishment For GoodMal Soon Learns From Her Mother That The Dragon S 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 Kids Begin To Realize That Just Because You Come From An Evil Family Tree, Being Good Ain T So Bad