Book Review – Descendants Novel Set – Treasures of the Isle of the Lost
The #1 New York Times best-selling Descendants series by Melissa de la Cruz is now available in a beautiful hardcover boxed set entitled Treasures of the Isle of the Lost. As a special bonus, there is also a poster of the United States of Auradon inside!
The Isle of the Lost (Book #1)
Once upon a time, after all the happily-ever-afters, which was about twenty years ago… all the evil villains of the world were banished from the kingdom of Auradon to the Isle of the Lost. This was a place that was dark and dreary, protected by a force field that made it impossible for the villainous inhabitants to leave. The villains were stripped of their magical powers and lived in total isolation and forgotten by the world.
Maleficent, Mistress of the Dark is the self-proclaimed ruler of the island and has no tolerance for anything less than pure evil. Her only concern is getting off the Isle of the Lost.
Mal, Maleficent’s daughter, learns about the search for the Dragon’s Eye and thinks this could be her change to prove herself the cruelest of them all. She journeys on a quest with her “friends” — Jay, Evie, and Carlos to try to capture it.
Return to the Isle of the Lost (Book #2)
Mal and her friends, Jay, Evie, and Carlos have been adapting to the new life in Aurodon. But recently, they all have been receiving threatening messages demanding that they return to the Isle of the Lost. They were determined to find out who sent them so they returned to the Isle. Will the reformed villains be able to beat the evil brewing in the Isle or will the plot to destroy Auradon succeed?
Rise of the Isle of the Lost (Book #3)
King Triton’s powerful trident has passed through the magical barrier that surrounds the Isle of the Lost. When Uma, daughter of Ursula gets wind of this, she just could not believe her luck. The villain kids will face their biggest challenge yet as this rotten villain from their past returns. They will have to do everything in their power-good and evil-to keep Auradon safe.
My 6-year-old daughter loved the Disney Descendants movies, so when I told her there were books about the characters, she was ecstatic. I read to her a chapter every night and she earnestly listened and asked a lot of questions of course. The reading level of these books is for ages 8 – 12. My daughter is a little young for them, but she enjoys and comprehends the stories. We love reading the books together and it is a great way to bond.
Disney and fairytale fans alike will want this amazing boxed set of stories. The books are packed with a lot of humor and adventure and are definite page-turners. The characters are relatable — doesn’t everyone want to make their parents proud? The same familiar characters are in both the Descendants movies and these books. The stories in the books are a little different, which is great to motivate the young reader. If you know of young Descendants fan, this would be a great collection to add to their library!