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