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?
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.
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 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
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. @goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1366508517 4 STARS
I thought this book was really cute. It's a very interesting concept
about the children of fairy tale villains. Granted the parents are in
the book, but it's mostly about their children. I thought that was
We have Mal, daughter of Maleficent. Evie, daughter of The Evil Queen, Jay, son of Jafar and Carlos, son of Cruella De Vil.
you can read in the blurb all of the evil villains were put under a
dome (Not Stephen King's Dome) by King Beast. He and some other fairy
tale peeps live on the good side of the dome. They are in the book, but
not so much. The story is starting with the villains, but I have an idea
they will all be getting together at some point.
Beast did this he also banished the use of magic. Can you imagine all of
these villains running around with no magic. They just result to name
calling and whatever else they can think of :)
In the beginning
it was Mal and Jay as the evil cohorts and Evie and Carlos as the nice
kids. Carlos ends up making a contraption that might just make a hole in
the dome. This and a search for an evil artifact bring the kids
together and they find out they just might not be as cruel as their
I'm interested in reading more about this awesome little fairy tale.