September 06, 2017

#BookReview: The Isle of the Lost (Descendants, #1) by @MelissadelaCruz @DisneyHyperion #Giveaway

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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.

Melissa de la Cruz ( is the author of many best-selling novels, including all the books in the Blue Bloods series: Blue BloodsMasqueradeRevelationsThe Van Alen Legacy, Keys to the Repository, Misguided Angel, Bloody Valentine, Lost in Time, and Gates of Paradise. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and daughter.

This is Endy! 

The first sentence interested me! The writer's voice was unique and original, the author did a very good job introducing and bringing me into this world she has created.  The setting was well established and I felt like I was pulled into the author's world very quickly.  The story flowed well and I couldn't help but feel the character's emotions. The main character was very unique her emotions were believable and very detailed. Mel was just plain awesome! 
The other character's flow was great as well they all had major development over the course of this story.  My favorite character was Ben because he was kind and open minded.  All the characters seemed wonderful and real. The author did a great job with main and secondary characters in this one.  She never ceases to amaze me.  

The POV for this one changed from Mel to Ben which worked out well. I really liked being in both minds and it gave me a well-rounded view of what was going on.  The conflict of this story kept it going. It worked well for the story as a start and flow.  The ending to this one was great. I like how it slows into the movie that they made.  I do wish that the movie would have been closely related such as in this book Mel has a tattoo but in the movie she doesn't.  I wish they wouldn't have added things like that to this title if they weren't going to do so on the show. Especially since this was supposed to be a direct connection to the movie.  It just didn't make sense. 

This one worked out great. If you love fairy tales and want to get a really good handle on this story before watching the movie I would reccomend reading this one first. 

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