The Isle of the Lost

The Isle of the Lost

Book - 2015
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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 it...who 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 bad.
Publisher: Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781484720974
Branch Call Number: FICTION Del
Description: 311 pages ; 22 cm


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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!

Jul 27, 2018

Cool how we see the origin story!

Aug 18, 2017

I thought that Disney did a good job with creating this sequel to the first Descendants film. The plot was different, and very creative, which kept the movie entertaining. I liked how the characters remained consistent with the first film; however, continued to develop, as well. The music was very catchy, and all of the dance scenes were well rehearsed. I really enjoyed this story line, and appreciated the introduction of other well-known Disney characters into the plot. I would definitely recommend this movie to other viewers! I think that fans of the first film will enjoy this installment as well! @PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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

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

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.

Jun 14, 2017

great book

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

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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.

Dec 08, 2015

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

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Jul 05, 2017

Years ago, Disney's most villainous villains were banished to the Isle of the Lost, a floating island covered in a dome. It was magic-less, and the villains were stripped off their powers. They also lost everything they had, forced to wear old clothing and eat spoiled food. When Carlos invented a machine that blasted a small hole in the dome, Maleficent's Dragon's Eye was awakened. The most powerful evil weapon, it was the villains only hope to escape. Their parents sent their children out on a quest to reclaim the Eye, each for their own selfish reasons. But during the quest, the VKs start to help, care and support. Meanwhile, Prince Ben was having visions of a beautiful, purple haired girl with bright green eyes. Thinking that she was one of the lost villains on the island, he made a choice that would change the Isle forever and the world forever.

Aug 14, 2015

Banned on the Isle of the Lost, four teenage descendants of the wicked Disney's villains set off to find Maleficent's powerful, magical staff, the Dragon's Eye. Together, Mal, daughter of Maleficent; Jay, son of Jafar; Carlos, son of Cruella De Vil; and Evie, daughter of the Evil Queen work with one and other to find the Dragon's Eye and learn that just because they are from a evil blood line, being a little good isn't so evil.

Jul 31, 2015

The Isle of the Lost tells the story of four teens who are the descendants of some of Disney's most infamous villains. Mal, the daughter of the wicked maleficent, must find a way to finally prove to her mother that she is worthy of being her daughter by fetching a valuable magical item, while completing a wicked deed. Jay, son of the great Jafar, is a notorious pickpocket and thief who always stays by Mal's side and helps her with her quest. Jay is the closest thing to a friend that villains can possibly have. Carlos, son of the crazed Cruella de vil, makes an amazing discovery that just might allow villains to once again use magic and escape from the island which they have been imprisoned on. Evie, daughter of the beautiful Evil Queen, must find a way to fit in with her peers whom she has been alienated from for the past ten years, and must evade the wicked plans of Mal. Together these four young villains embark on a quest in which they discover that even evil can sometimes be good, and even villains can turn out to be heroes.


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