Instead of Monday Excerpts, I will be, instead, posting reviews of new books I read for the summer. Today’s book is Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz, a prequel story to the Disney Channel movie Descendants.
On an island where the greatest villains live, you’d think life would be pretty exciting, wouldn’t you? Wrong! Prominently known as Isle of the Leftovers to the younger citizens, this hole in the ground serves as home to dozens of once-powerful sorcerers. The “queen” of the isle is Maleficent and there is nothing her sixteen year old daughter, Mal, wants to do more than to be like her mom. But it’s tough living up to the legend of such a powerful dark fairy, especially when there are no armies to command and no magic to speak of. When the barrier that keeps magic out is broken temporarily, Mal is sent to retrieve her mom’s magical scepter. With her she’ll take Evie, daughter of the Evil Queen, Jay, son of Jafar, and Carlos, son of Cruella de Vil. Together, these four are sent on a journey to restore their parents to former glory. But will they come to realize that maybe being good….(horror of horrors)….isn’t so bad?
Written colorfully and hilariously funny, Isle of the Lost is a must read for any Disney fan.