Review: Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz



27416146 Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz

Published on May 24th, 2016

There’s no place like home. Especially if home is the infamous Isle of the Lost. Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay haven’t exactly turned their villainous noses up at the comforts of Auradon after spending their childhoods banished on the Isle. After all, meeting princes and starring on the Tourney team aren’t nearly as terrible as Mal and her friends once thought they would be.

But when they receive a mysterious invitation to return to the Isle, Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay can’t help feeling comfortable in their old hood—and their old ways. Not everything is how they left it, though, and when they discover a dark mystery at the Ise’s core, they’ll have to combine all of their talents in order to save the kingdom.


First off, I think I’m starting to love reading middle grade fiction once again. I hardly ever read or go into the kid section of Barnes and Noble, but reading the Descendants series has slowly changed that. I can’t explain it, but reading these kind of books is just fun in general.


I am so in love with all of the characters in this series. They are just flawless, and after seeing the film a million times, it is actually pretty amazing to imagine the actors that are in the film instead of your own description.

However, creating your own image of the characters is way more fun, in my opinion,

 Plot | Storyline:

The plot / storyline to this book just makes the child inside me jump with delight. I was—and forever will be—a huge Disney fan growing up. I still own all of the old VHS tapes of my favorite Disney films, so the plot to this and the first book just warms my heart. All the adventures the villain kids went on throughout Return to the Isle of the Lost was amazing and so much fun to read.




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