Featured Review: Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel (The Descendants # 3) (Melissa de la Cruz)
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Ride with the tide!
Deep beneath the waves, King Triton’s powerful trident has passed through the magical barrier that surrounds the Isle of the Lost—keeping villains in and magic out. And when Mal’s longtime rival Uma, daughter of Ursula, gets wind of this, she can’t believe her luck. The tide has dragged in something good for a change, and Uma is determined to get her wicked hands on it. But first, she needs a pirate crew.
A storm is brewing back in Auradon, and when Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay hear that the trident has been washed away, they realize they’ll have to find it before anyone from the Isle does. Luckily, they seem to have a talent for locating missing magical objects.
As Uma readies for the high seas alongside Harry, son of Captain Hook, Gil, son of Gaston, and the toughest rogues on the Isle of the Lost, the reformed villains of Auradon devise their own master plan. And with King Ben away on royal business, they won’t have to play by all the rules. Using bad for good can’t be totally evil, right?
The thrilling, perilous race to the trident puts old friends—and current enemies—against each other with the future of Auradon on the line. Both teams might like to make waves, but only one will come out on top of this one.
*Review Contributed By Bethany Wicker Staff Reviewer*
In RISE OF THE ISLE OF THE LOST, it's a race for King Triton's Magical Trident and those who hold it can command the power of the sea.
Uma, daughter of Ursela, Harry, son of Hook, and Gil, son of Gaston, band together to search for the trident. They first hear of it's appearance on the island through a rumor, but this is more than gossip. It can be their only ticket out of the Isle of the Lost. Plus, Uma's eager to get revenge against Mal and what better way to start than by getting her golden ticket into Auradon.
Arabella confesses to losing the trident to Evie, who is her only hope at finding it before King Triton finds out it's missing. Mal, Carlos, Jay, and Evie have their next mission and try to keep it secret, but of course everything doesn't always go as planned.
Final Verdict: As a fan of the Little Mermaid, this was a very interesting read and brought me back to my childhood with some of the same elements that play a part. At the same time, it had an interesting plot that I was eagerly waiting to see how it would unfold and who would get to the trident first. This is perfect for fans of fairy tales, Disney, and fantasy.
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