Return to the Isle of the Lost is the second Disney Descendants novel, The Isle of the Lost being the prequel to the Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants. The Isle of the Lost novel by Melissa De La Cruz spent a whopping thirty-seven weeks on the New York Times best seller list - fifteen at the number 1 spot!
We did a Q&A style interview with 12 year old J to see if he thinks Return to the Isle of the Lost will be as good...
Can you give me us overview of this book, The Return to the Isle of the Lost?
The Isle of the Lost is where these people came from; Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay are the children of the evil people who had originally been sent to the Isle of the Lost. Now living in Auradon, they start to get messages to go back to the Isle of the Lost.
So they return to the Isle of the Lost and get caught up in quite an adventure.
Do you need to have read the original Isle of the Lost book to read this book?
No because I haven't read the original and I still enjoyed this book. It's a whole story on its own.
Tell me a bit about the main characters?
The main characters are Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay. Mal's mum is the Disney baddy Maleficent. Evie's mum is the evil queen. Carlos' mother is Cruella de vil of Dalmatians fame and Jay's dad is Jafar from Aladdin.
So are they baddies too?
Sort of. They were before but they went to Auradon and learnt to be good.
So how does this link to their evil parents?
Their parents are up to no good as they are on a quest to find their talismans and get them back. It says in the book that "every villain has a talisman". The reason they want their talismans back is to destroy Auradon.
Without giving too much away can you tell us anymore about what happens?
Well it's up to the kids to save the day. That's all I'm going to say so I don't spoil it.
Finally would you recommend this book to others?
Yes definitely. Even though it's based on the Disney villains, it's not a "childish" book. It's great for kids around my age and for teenagers.
Disclosure: We were sent a copy of this book for the purpose of review. All opinions are our own.