Book Review: Rise of the Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz


Book Title: Rise of the Isle of the Lost
Author: Melissa De La Cruz
Published: May 23rd, 2017
Book Series: Descendants, #3
Page #: 304
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐¹/₂

Ride with the tide!

Deep beneath the waves, King Triton’s powerful trident has passed through the magical barrier that surrounds the Isle of the Lost—keeping villains in and magic out. And when Mal’s longtime rival Uma, daughter of Ursula, gets wind of this, she can’t believe her luck. The tide has dragged in something good for a change, and Uma is determined to get her wicked hands on it. But first, she needs a pirate crew.

A storm is brewing back in Auradon, and when Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay hear that the trident has been washed away, they realize they’ll have to find it before anyone from the Isle does. Luckily, they seem to have a talent for locating missing magical objects.

As Uma readies for the high seas alongside Harry, son of Captain Hook, Gil, son of Gaston, and the toughest rogues on the Isle of the Lost, the reformed villains of Auradon devise their own master plan. And with King Ben away on royal business, they won’t have to play by all the rules. Using bad for good can’t be totally evil, right?

The thrilling, perilous race to the trident puts old friends—and current enemies—against each other with the future of Auradon on the line. Both teams might like to make waves, but only one will come out on top of this one.


Reading this series is so refreshing and it gives me a small break from all of the heavy writing that are in the books I choose to read. Being a huge Disney fan makes reading these series 10x better. Most people would disagree with me on this, but, I truly enjoy every second of this book. I love how these books entwine with the Disney film that is currently out and Rise of the Isle of the Lost is actually the prequel to the newest Disney film (Descendants 2) that will be out on July 21st!

Not only does this series take beloved Disney characters and drop them into a brand-new story, but the covers to this book and the previous two are stunning! They look gorgeous when they are sitting on my bookshelf.

Overall, of course this book was short, but it was the perfect length for me. I went through so many emotions while reading this book, causing me to take everything in as slow as possible. I am excited for the new film, and I still highly recommend this book to everyone.

It shouldn’t matter what your tastes in books are, I think everyone should at least start this series at some point.

Wrap Up


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