Evil Tree. Bad Apple?

What is it like to be the descendants of Disney’s most nefarious villains?

Stripped of their powers and banished to the Isle of the Lost, all of the evil villains we loveisle to hate now live in complete isolation with their teenage children. Mal (daughter of Maleficent), Evie (daughter of the Evil Queen), Carlos (the son of Cruela DeVille), and Jay (son of Jafar) are on a search for the Dragon’s Eye.  It is the key to true evil and the ticket to the villains escape from the island. But when the four teens work as a team to find the Eye and win favor with their parents, they discover that being good really isn’t so bad.

Isle of the Lost is the first in the Descendants series by award-winning author Melissa de la Cruz, and the prequel to the movie on the Disney Channel.  The book is not among my list of favorite reads, but I did appreciate the creative plot twist and the references to characters from a variety of Disney films (Gaston has twin sons named Gaston Jr. and Gaston III).

Watch for the second title in the Descendants series, Return to the Isle of the Lost, in May.

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