Book Review: Return to the Isle of the Lost

Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz is her second book about Descendants released on May 24th 2016.

This book follows on from where the Disney Channel Original Movie left off, in Auradon. The story shows how the VK (Villain Kids) are doing pretty well at Auradon Prep and have realised that being good isn’t that bad. Maleficent is still a lizard, but there have been sightings of a purple dragon in Auradon. All four VKs also receive a strange message that have got them thinking about home.

This book is filled with some twists and turns that made me want to continue reading to see what happens. Some of the plot twists seem obvious, but they really aren’t. It also incorporates a lot of what happens in the movie as well as the spin-off show Descendants: Wicked World. They also included some of the extra characters from that animation like Freddie (Dr. Facilier’s daughter) and Jordan (Genie’s daughter) as well as other characters we have met in the movie.

I also like how in this book, we are able to explore more of Auradon and build up a picture of it in our minds. It gives us a better picture of this world that we may not be able to see in the animation series or the movie. We also get a few chapters in Ben’s perspective as he travels Auradon, so we get to see how all the places are connected. The book also has a map of Auradon.

After this book, I can’t wait for the second Descendants movie! Also, it was recently announced that Melissa De La Cruz will be releasing a third Descendants novel in May 2017! I can’t wait for where this story leads to.

This book would be great for anyone that is already into the Descendants world or wanting to get into it. If you haven’t already, read Melissa De La Cruz’s first book which is the prequel to the Descendants movie!