They say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, but is it really true?
They say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, but is it really true? The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz is about the current lives of all the Disney characters and their descendants. From Beast and Belle to their teenage son, Ben. To even the sons and daughters of villains like Maleficent and her daughter, Mal. Nearly 20 years ago, all the known villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon, to an isle called the Isle of the Lost. There, the villains and their descendants, have no magic, no way of getting out, and is left in a dirty, crippled place forgotten by the world and left to die on their own. When Mal learns from her mother, that there might be an object to help them break the spell that’s keeping them bound to this place, and the best of all that object is here on the island, Mal takes her chances to go find it. With Evie, daughter of the Evil Queen, Jay the son of Jafar, and Carlos the son of Cruella, the unlikely team, goes deep into a section of the island that never been explored before. In their quest for the object, they all learn that just because you have an evil family line, that doesn’t mean you have to be evil to, because guess what, being good isn’t that bad.
The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz was a thrill to read. Getting to know what happened to the villains of your favorite Disney movies was very exciting and mysterious to see. All the movies of Disney, got the same setting and timeline that it made it easier to read. Some of the problems that the characters had seemed to be a relevant to our problems like fitting in or not disappointing our parents, seemed to make this story more believable for readers for all ages. The story seemed to change point of views from the villain’s kids to Prince Ben the son of Belle, helping you experience what both good and bad experienced and thinks. However, the story ended with a cliff hanger and it told that we can find out what happened next by watching the movie Descendants on Disney Channel. Overall, this book was a pleasure to read and will definitely be worth your time reading!