The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.3 Llamas


Ok, so I have had this book for years, and I just re-read it. And, I didn’t realize how much magic’s in it… Till now. Now I’m not one of those people who hates magic and won’t read it for no’ting, but I’m also not one of those people who adore ALL magic. Cause I don’t like ‘creepy’ magic; which can be violence or ‘voodoo’, I just don’t read or watch that stuff. So re-reading this was a bit of shock.

The book is based off the movie Disney Descendants (Which I did enjoy), but there is a LOT more magic in the book. Now, I’m fine with Disney magic most of the time, but in this book it says that Maleficent could ‘Once Upon A Time’ control all the forces of ‘hell’… And there is that creepy ‘voodoo’ guy from The Frog Princess in the book. (And I really don’t like that movie AT ALL!!!!) So… There is lots and LOTS of magic in the book. Warning!!!!

Over all, I think this book is kind-of ok, but I’m not really happy with all the ‘weird’ magic in it. I think the book could have been 80% better if the ‘weird’ magic wasn’t in it. -The Young Llama Reader.


  • A really cool plot line and adventure
  • Kid-friendly… I think…


  • Lots and LOTS of magic
  • Mention of voodoo and commanding hell…

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.

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