Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rise of the Isle of the Lost by Melissa Delacruz - ADVISABLE

Delacruz, Melissa Rise of the Isle of the Lost (Descendants #3), 289 pages.  Disney, 2017.  $18.  Content: G.

Arabella, the daughter of Ariel and Eric, made a huge mistake and stole King Triton’s trident, whipping up a huge storm and losing the trident right near the barrier enclosing the Isle of the Lost.  When the barrier spell went down ever so briefly, the trident drifter over and now the residents of the Isle are on the hunt – because whoever owns the trident has unimaginable power.  Arabella recruits Mal and the other Isle residents who are at Auradon Prep to help her search. Meanwhile, Uma, the daughter to Ursula, and the other teens who were not chosen to go to Auradon are also hot on the trail of the trident.  Uma has never forgiven Mal for her betrayal and will whatever she has to in order to win this race against time.

I have to admit it – I was rooting for Uma over Mal.  Mal used to be interesting, but not any more.  That’s the risk you run when you set up a series where evil characters are the leads.  But I also don’t understand why more Isle students haven’t been brought to Auradon Prep for classes also – leaving the scene ripe for jealousy and misunderstandings. I still haven’t watched any of the Descendants shows – has anyone else?

EL, MS – ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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