Isle of the Lost

Isle of the Lost, The: A Descendants Novel (Descendants, The) - Melissa  de la Cruz


What can I say about this book? The reader irritated me with her whiny, nasal voice. She is one of the actors in the Descendants series (which I think is on the Disney Channel). She may be a fine actor, but her reading was all about OVER-acting.


The story itself was interesting. The villains have all been exiled to the Isle of the Lost. There is a magical shield that prevents the use of magic. The children of the worst Disney villains are trying to live up to expectations of their parents. There is a quest and the villain children bond and blah blah blah. 


I liked the idea of the villains trying to live without magic. But, it seemed a travesty that the children are being punished for the sins of their parents. The food and everything else on the island comes from the stuff that the "good guys" in Auradon throw away. I guess either they aren't worthy of better or they don't care, I'm not sure which.


My least favorite part was when they plugged the Disney Channel show at the end of the audiobook. It was like the whole book was written as a commercial for the series.