“Return to the Isle of the Lost” was such a great surprise. So many book two’s have issues, but I'm glad to say this one didn't. This at heart is an adventure book. The kids sneak out to return to the isle of the lost after getting letters that the need to return. This book hits it off with a bang! The characters are great with some great laugh out loud times.
One thing I want to mention is for the reading order. You DO need to read book one, then watch the movie and then read this book. This book deals with all of the events from the movie! So if you don't watch the movie you will be horribly lost!
“Return to the Isle of the Lost” is a great little middle grade book the will appeal to both girls and boys. This novel has characters that we all know and love, but it also has a new spin. My family can't wait to see what’s in store for book three!
The sequel to the #1 New York Times best seller The Isle of the Lost
Mal's an expert at intimidating her enemies, but she's broken the habit since leaving her villainous roots behind. So when she and her friends Evie, Carlos, and Jay all receive threatening messages demanding they return home, Mal can't believe it. Sure, she's King Ben's girlfriend now, and she's usually nice to her classmates, but she still didn't think anyone would be silly enough to try to push her around.
The thing is, it kind of worked. Especially since she and her friends have a sneaking suspicion that their villainous parents are behind the messages. And when Evie looks into her Magic Mirror, what she sees only confirms their fears. Maleficent's just a tiny lizard after her run-in with Mal at Ben's Coronation, but she's the worst villain in the land for a reason. Could she have found a way to escape? Whatever's going on, Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay know they have to sneak back to the Isle and get to the bottom of it.
Without its infamous leader, the island's even worse than when they left it, but the comforts of home-even a home as gloomy as the Isle of the Lost-can be hard to resist for recently reformed villains. Will the kids be able to beat the evil bubbling at the Isle's wicked core, or will the plot to destroy Auradon succeed?