Rise of the Isle of the Lost – Melissa de la Cruz (Mini Review)

Rise of the Isle of the Lost
Rise of the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Rise of the Isle of the Lost is the third book in the Descendants series, a collection of books about the kids of the most infamous Disney villains. It is based on the Disney Channel Original Movie by the same name and Rise occurs just before the events of the second movie. It follows the villain kids Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos in Auradon, as well as Uma and her pirate crew on the Isle of the Lost.

The book is a middle school reading level, so it is very simply written. I wasn’t particularly impressed with the story or the writing, although the book was enjoyable enough. I chose to read it because I am a fan of Disney and found the premise to be intriguing. The execution was underwhelming, but I feel that younger readers would really enjoy this book. It is perfect for those in grades five to seven. I would recommend it to those that are fans of the movie and suggest that you read it before seeing the second movie, as that is where it falls chronologically.

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5 responses to “Rise of the Isle of the Lost – Melissa de la Cruz (Mini Review)”

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    Hi. Saw you were recommended on someone else’s site. Stopping by to say hi, check out the site and follow. Nice to meet you! 🙂


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      Thanks so much for checking my blog out, nice to meet you as well!

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