You will have read our Parragon reviews before and know that they have yet to disappoint. This month we have been sent ‘Disney The Isle of the Lost’ by Melissa De La Cruz to have a look at.
Monkey was a reluctant reader, it wasn’t that he couldn’t read, it was that he didn’t really want to. However, in the recent months he has changed and after discovering that there is a whole range of genres of books he has found a true love of books and we now find him sat with a book in his hands – reading for fun!
On first look I wondered if this book may be a little old for him, but he was more than willing to give it a read as I read him the ‘blurb’ on the back and it drew him in.
One thing that Monkey likes to do is read with Daddy in the evenings, by then Monkey is often tired and Daddy does most of the reading, so it was a perfect opportunity for them to take a look at the books together.
“Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon to the Isle of the Lost – a dark and dreary place protected by a force field that makes it impossible for them to leave. Stripped of their magical powers, the villains and their children now live in total isolation, forgotten by the world. But hidden in the Forbidden Fortress is a Dragon’s Eye: the villains’ only hope of escape. Only the cleverest, evilest, nastiest villain can find it … who will it be? In the quest for the Dragon’s Eye, the villains’ kids learn that being good ain’t so bad – and sometimes it even helps!”
Well, so far so good. Monkey is intrigued by this alternative style in the ‘Disney world’ and has enjoyed what he has read so far and is looking forward to reading more in his a Daddy’s next sitting. Daddy thinks it is a great book too and it is lovely to see them reading together.
I love the feel of the book, the cover is exciting, it is a great size and the font is easy to read. We would definitely recommend this book!
I think it may be more suited for a slightly older child if lone reading, but we are very happy to have added it to our collection, I think it is a book that Monkey will read again in the future – not before I get my hands on it though and give it a read!
Disney Descendants: The Isle of the Lost is available at: Amazon, Asda, The Disney Store, Easons (IRE), HMV, Scholastic, Tesco (UK & IRE), Waterstones, WHSmith, WHSmith Travel and other retailers.