Descendants: Junior Novel. pgs. 176. Disney Press, 2015. $6.95. Language: G, Mature Content: PG, Violence: PG
Descendants from history’s most evil villains, Jay, Mal, Evie, and Carlos has only ever known the life they’ve led on Isle of the Lost. When Belle and Beast’s son, Ben, offers them a chance to prove themselves good, the opportunity for the four is too good to pass up. There’s a hiccup in their chance, however. The history’s most evil villain, Maleficent, wants the four to steal Fairy Godmother’s Wand. With the wand, she can take over the good and evil people of the world and get her revenge. Will Mal follow in her mother’s footsteps? Will she and her friends turn out to be good or evil?
The plot is well developed, humorous, and has good pacing. Characters are well rounded, engaging, and entertaining. Listeners who enjoy Disney, villains and heroes, fantasy, and friendship stories will enjoy reading this book. EL. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.