The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel (The Descendants)

Book 1 of 3 in the The Descendants Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.363152
Evil tree. Bad Apple?

Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon to the Isle of the Lost--a dark and dreary place protected by a force field that makes it impossible for them to leave. Stripped of their magical powers, the villains now live in total isolation, forgotten by the world.

Mal learns from her mother, Maleficent, that the key to true darkness, the Dragon's Eye, is located inside her scepter in the forbidden fortress on the far side of the island. The eye is cursed, and whoever retrieves it will be knocked into a deep sleep for a thousand years. But Mal has a plan to capture it. She'll just need a little help from her "friends." In their quest for the Dragon's Eye, these four kids begin to realize that just because you come from an evil family tree, being good ain't so bad.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on May 5, 2015 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-10: 1484720970
ISBN-13: 9781484720974
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  • cutenerdgirl
    cutenerdgirlMonday, August 10, 2020 at 6:03 am55 stars
    Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon to the Isle of the Lost--a dark and dreary place protected by a force field that makes it impossible for them to leave. Stripped of their magical powers, the villains now live in total isolation, forgotten by the world. Mal learns from her mother, Maleficent, that the key to true darkness, the Dragon's Eye, is located inside her scepter in the forbidden fortress on the far side of the island. The eye is cursed, and whoever retrieves it will be knocked into a deep sleep for a thousand years. But Mal has a plan to capture it. She'll just need a little help from her "friends." In their quest for the Dragon's Eye, these four kids begin to realize that just because you come from an evil family tree, being good ain't so bad.
    • magicalmythical
      magicalmythicalMonday, August 3, 2020 at 3:07 pm55 stars
      I loved this book so much that it never gets boring! It has fun and adventure popping out of the words! I would recommend you to read this amazing book!
      • tyati0712
        tyati0712Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 1:19 pm55 stars
        I had fun reading this book!
        • wondescendantsk
          wondescendantskSunday, July 12, 2020 at 12:19 pm
          I have not read this book, but it sounds super good. I do not know how to rate it sense I have not read this book.
          • exallentemma9
            exallentemma9Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 12:50 pm55 stars
            It tells a lot bigger story then what the movie says because it focuses on the island and nothing relly else. I loved it so much
            • wocukizy-156884508154
              wocukizy-156884508154Friday, October 4, 2019 at 8:37 am55 stars
              i love this book i will never forget
            • mibapila-156821584456
              mibapila-156821584456Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 12:03 pm
              This book looks really good
              • 2223mal
                2223malThursday, September 19, 2019 at 5:20 am
                I read it! It’s is sooo good
                • jaden07
                  jaden07Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 7:27 pm55 stars
                  This book is just the absolute best !!!! It's based on the happy ever afters . It takes place on the Isle of the Lost. The island in which the villains are kept prisoners. its the descendants of the villains that are the anti- heroes (read the 2nd book to know what i mean) It features Mal , daughter of the evilest fairy of them all, Evie, daughter of the Evil Queen, Carlos , son of Cruella De vill, and Jay , son of Jafar. this book is the prequel the the Disney Descendants and its actually the inspiration. If it inspired a movie then you know its worth checking out.
                  • Lonadda Monday, August 12, 2019 at 6:51 pm
                    Love it