Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Shelf Control No. 3: The Isle of the Lost, by Melissa de la Cruz

Welcome to Shelf Control!

This wonderful book meme is hosted by Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies! It features books that are sitting right on our shelves or e-readers, that we want to read, but have just not gotten to as yet.
For the guidelines, just click HERE!

Here's my pick for this week!

The Isle of the Lost
(Descendants, Book 1)
Hardcover, 320 pages
Disney Hyperion
May 5, 2015
Fantasy, Middle Grade,
Young Adult Fiction

Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and made to live in virtual imprisonment on the Isle of the Lost. The island is surrounded by a magical force field that keeps the villains and their descendants safely locked up and away from the mainland. Life on the island is dark and dreary. It is a dirty, decrepit place that's been left to rot and forgotten by the world.

But hidden in the mysterious Forbidden Fortress is a dragon's eye: the key to true darkness and the villains' only hope of escape. Only the cleverest, evilest, nastiest little villain can find it...who will it be?

Maleficent, Mistress of the Dark: As the self-proclaimed ruler of the isle, Maleficent has no tolerance for anything less than pure evil. She has little time for her subjects, who have still not mastered life without magic. Her only concern is getting off the Isle of the Lost.

Mal: At sixteen, Maleficent's daughter is the most talented student at Dragon Hall, best known for her evil schemes. And when she hears about the dragon's eye, Mal thinks this could be her chance to prove herself as the cruelest of them all.

Evie: Having been castle-schooled for years, Evil Queen's daughter, Evie, doesn't know the ins and outs of Dragon Hall. But she's a quick study, especially after she falls for one too many of Mal's little tricks.

Jay: As the son of Jafar, Jay is a boy of many talents: stealing and lying to name a few. Jay and Mal have been frenemies forever and he's not about to miss out on the hunt for the dragon's eye.

Carlos: Cruella de Vil's son may not be the bravest, but he's certainly clever. Carlos's inventions may be the missing piece in locating the dragon's eye and ending the banishment for good.

Mal soon learns from her mother that the dragon's eye is cursed and whoever retrieves it will be knocked into a deep sleep for a thousand years. But Mal has a plan to capture it. She'll just need a little help from her "friends". In their quest for the dragon's eye, these kids begin to realize that just because you come from an evil family tree, being good ain't so bad.
How I Got It
I bought this book at the Miami Book Fair. This event  takes place every year, in downtown Miami, Florida, USA, in the  month of November. I attended  Ms. de la Cruz's presentation,
purchased the book, and got it signed by her. I also got a picture taken with the author!! YAY!!!!


When I Got It
On Saturday, November 21, 2015. The reason
I know the exact date is because I published
a blog post about my visit to the fair. If 
you'd like to read it, you can access it HERE.  

Why I Want To Read It
This novel has had a LOT of hype!! The plot is absolutely VERY original, and just AMAZING!!
Besides, I'd like to see all of these kids
turn from evil to good. The author has hinted
that they will. And I'd also like to see just
how they're able to escape from that island!

What do you think of this book?
Have you read it, and if so, 
did you like it?
Please leave a comment and 
let me know!


  1. The book sounds great and I love to hear how the book ended up on your bookshelves. Aren't book fairs wonderful? We have our annual book festival next month I think so I need to look for the schedule and start planning the weekend!

    1. Hi, Iliana!

      Yes, this book is supposed to be AWESOME!!

      I'm so glad you enjoyed my little story of how this novel became part of my book collection! I LOVE book fairs!!!! We only have this one once a year, and it always seems like it's FOREVER away.....

      You're having a book festival next month? Yes, you do need to start planning! Make sure you have plenty of backpack room for your new purchases! Lol.

      Thanks for commenting back!! LOVE your comment!! :)

  2. This looks like fun! And how awesome that you got to meet the author!


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