Return to the Isle of the Lost – Melissa de la Cruz


There’s no place like home. Especially if home is the infamous Isle of the Lost. Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay haven’t exactly turned their villainous noses up at the comforts of Auradon after spending their childhoods banished on the Isle. After all, meeting princes and starring on the Tourney team aren’t nearly as terrible as Mal and her friends once thought they would be. But when they receive a mysterious invitation to return to the Isle, Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay can’t help feeling comfortable in their old hood-and their old ways. Not everything is how they left it, though, and when they discover a dark mystery at the Ise’s core, they’ll have to combine all of their talents in order to save the kingdom.

My opinion

After reading ‘The Isle of the Lost’ I almost immediately started reading ‘Return to the Isle of the Lost’. I hadn’t seen the movie that goes with the books and at the first couple of pages I was seriously confused. I felt like I’d missed a huge part of the story and even went back to the first book to see if I’d missed something.

But nope, I hadn’t missed anything, there’s just a huge gap between the two books. I feel as if the movie fills in that gap, but I don’t know for sure. Apart from that gap between the two books, it’s quite easy to get into the story of ‘Return to the Isle of the Lost’.

Just as was the case in ‘The Isle of the Lost’, there are quite a few hidden messages in this book and at some points it’s quite gripping. I think it’s such a great idea that the bad guys and girls from the Disney movies have become parents. Their children don’t even look like them and that’s  a concept I’m loving very much.


After reading ‘The Isle of the Lost’, there’s  a bit of a gap between that book and ‘Return to the Isle of Lost’, but that shouldn’t stop you to continue reading. They’re both easy to read and both enjoyable. Truly guilty pleasures.


Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
Series: Descendants #2
Published by Hyperion books
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781484750711

You can buy the book at Book Depository here.

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