As a Disney fan, what can be more exciting than to read a book about what happened after "happily ever after..."?
"The Isle of the Lost" is about Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos, the most famous villains' children living on the Isle of the Lost, the place where the villains were banished too after "happily ever after". Mal's mother is Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty), Evie's mother is the Evil Queen (Snow White), Jay's father is Jafar (Aladdin) and Carlos' mother is Cruella (101 Dalmatians).
Not only did these famous villains, first had children, and second had to live in exile on a desolate island, but they had to live without magic! How can they survive, especially without their magic?! Well they do and they create their own little pseudo-kingdom where Maleficent is the reigning monarch. There's drama, excitement and humor throughout this story, especially through the relationships of Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos. They all may be different in the beginning, but soon they find that they all have something in common after a dangerous quest to retrieve Maleficent's Dragon's Eye scepter. It's that they all seek a life beyond the Isle of the Lost...
The series itself is really fast paced and "Return to the Isle of the Lost" picks up after Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay have a showdown with Maleficent during Ben's coronation.
The rest of the series continues on this quick pace where Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay are living at Auradon Prep, going to school and getting settled into their new life away from their villainous parents and the Isle of the Lost. Then all of a sudden they must return home after some strange messages, and occurrences occur throughout the villages/towns of the United States of Auradon in the form of earthquakes, out of season storms, and the sightings of a purple creature.
As Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay return to their home they uncover a secret group on the isle and discover their parents' plan for revenge. Will they be able to defeat their parents' plan for revenge? Will Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay get the happily ever after their parents never got?
You'll just have to read to find out.
Check out Melissa de la Cruz's Descendants series at your local library: