The Isle of the Lost

The Isle of the Lost

Book - 2015
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mauve_mink_29
Dec 02, 2018

I loved this book, mainly because at the end, the four villain kids switch to the good side. It's a very nice book, and the sort of rivalry at the beginning between Mal and Evie is a bit funny, while not so nice. My friend and her sister had read this book before, and when I got invited to a party hosted by her, she asked me which book I was currently reading, because we're both bookworms, but she's more of a German bookworm. I'm kind of an English bookworm. I said I was reading "Return to the Isle of the Lost," and she and her older sister got all excited about it because they had read it before me and they really liked it. So I finished the book and it was a very good book!

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leileileeculham
Jul 27, 2018

Cool how we see the origin story!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 18, 2017

Twenty years ago, all the villains of your childhood classic Disney fairy tales get put into one island: The Isle of the Lost, under the command of King Beast, elected king of the United States of Auradon. Now, the kids of their respective villain parents are teenagers, ready to do whatever it takes to prove they're just as evil as their parents. I really enjoyed this book, especially the characters. While I felt the book had a slow start (with the plot only really coming into action about 150 pages into the novel), it had a great finish. You can find a couple plot holes here and there, though that doesn't make The Isle of the Lost any less enjoyable. Though in some parts, I found it repetitive that they had to mention how evil they were once every chapter but I guess I'll let it slide because, you know, that is the reason they're on the Isle in the first place. To sum it all up, if you're up for good and entertaining characters, totally read it! If you like a strong plot but don't care much for characters and character development, I wouldn't give you this book. 
- @Spectacles of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Liana2005
Jul 19, 2017

I really like this book and I think that if your between the ages of 9-12 you will like this book

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lufamilyaccount
Jul 05, 2017

I think this is the only book where the four VKs are still evil. I can see that they are turning the chapter to good, but I was amazed! I mean, in every single Descendants book I have read so far, they aren't evil. I mean, not evil at the end of the story. Maleficent, how could you send your daughter out there?! I mean, you are very evil, but sending your own, beautiful, daughter is absurd! Then again, you are a villain. Poor Mal's plan didn't work. Why she touched it instead of letting Evie is unbelievable to me.

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Yang_1
Jun 14, 2017

great book

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QueenNidhi
Aug 21, 2016

I really enjoyed this book! It was lots of fun to read. I was never bored, and it conveys a good message! :)

LPL_DanC Jun 22, 2016

We have an ebook version of this bestseller always available for checkout over on Hoopla: https://lawrence.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1519217088_the_isle_of_the_lost. Enjoy!

PimaLib_KarinaR Feb 17, 2016

Have you ever wondered what happened to your favorite villains after the heroes they despised got their happy-ever-after? They were banished to the Isle of the Lost, surrounded by a magical force field that prevents them from leaving or using magic to hurt anyone again. In order to get out, they need their children to find the Dragon’s Eye, Maleficent’s evil scepter. It’s up to the children of Maleficent, The Evil Queen, Jafar and Cruella De Vil to find it and continue their parent’s evil legacy! Talk about serious pressure! This book was very fun to read. It had plenty of adventure and you can’t help but like the new generation of villains.

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Mehakmann
Dec 08, 2015

I've read this watched movie couple of times and watch wicked world and will watch descendants two.

samdog123 Oct 13, 2015

Disney's evil villains have been banished to the Isle of the Lost. Sons and daughters of villains try to prove themselves to their parents and go on a quest to find Malificent's dragon wand. Fans of Disney characters will enjoy this book.

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nicole9_3
Oct 12, 2015

OMG! Such a great book! I can't believe Mal didn't like Evie before, they are like BFF'S in the movie

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galaxyfox101
Oct 06, 2015

learned the song "ridiculous" after watching the movie twice!!! best book ever!!!!!!!!

Golden_leopard127 Oct 01, 2015

A very enjoyable book!! :)

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afolatamilore
Aug 23, 2015

BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!Totally love it .It makes soo much sense now since I watched the movie before reading this book.It explains why Ben fell in love with Mal and wanted 2 b with her instead of Audrey.The movie is totally amazing!I memorized the song "Rotten to the core", "Set it off" and "If only.Can u believe that there's gonna be a T.V. series of this book and movie?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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larste
Aug 08, 2015

I CAN'T WAIT

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brit22fab
Aug 07, 2015

I love the book and the movie! They are both so exciting! The Isle of the Lost is the prequel of Descendants, so reading it first helped me understand what was happening in the movie a bit more. And right after reading the book, I was like "WANT TO WATCH THE MOVIE NOW!!!" :P

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lmjsss
Aug 04, 2015

I just love descenents i was begging to let me see the movie i memorized the song rotton to the core in 1 day

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isabellamkk
Jul 22, 2015

Awesome!!!

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nancyamb
Jul 07, 2015

how long is it on hold because i am plainning to pick it up tomorrow

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Jjgveloz
Jun 24, 2015

I love this book!It's the prequel to the movie "Decendents" ,so anyone into stuff like fairytale kids would love this book.I definitely give this book a five star rating.

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tink05
May 25, 2015

I loved this book! It didn't bother me that much with them not mentioning the kids other parents since it didn't fit the Disney originals. I'm now super excited for the Disney movie, wish it was out now.

claralex800 May 18, 2015

This is the prequel novel to a made for TV movie that is going to be released on Disney Channel this summer. Given that, it wasn't horrible. I enjoyed the classes that they have to take. Carlos is definitely a fun character, I like how he mentioned his mother's song. What I find odd is that none of the villain children (except for Mal) ever mention their other parent. I mean, wouldn't you expect for Jay, Jafar's son, to be raised by his mother since she'd be the one who gave birth to him? I actually have a theory that Jay is actually Jasmine and Aladdin's son for reasons that will become clear if you read this book. All in all, reading this was not a bad way to spend a few hours.


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