The Princess Switch features a scene during which two people cozy up together to watch the first Christmas Prince. The Christmas Chronicles , the one in which Kurt Russell is Santa Claus is daddy , has a shot where we can clearly see one nameless side character watching Stranger Things on his iPad. All of these Netflix movies know they're Netflix movies, which is either unsettling or comforting. Even they know you're choosing to watch something bad. That is, if you put aside the fact that Meghan Markle was already a public persona in her own right, a celebrity in the States who'd been around even before the start of Suits.
Even so, the gleeful Hollywood appropriation of the royal couple's fairytale into countless rags-to-riches Lifetime-style romances -- and their consistent popularity with the general public -- shows no signs of stopping. The "It could happen to you"-ness of these stories and their painfully predictable plots are factory line products for the holiday season when all you really want to do is curl up with "something nice," as our moms would say, and watch two reasonably attractive people chastely make out in the snow.
Emma Stefansky is a staff entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter stefabsky. Share on Facebook Tweet this article Pin it Email. Share on Facebook Pin it. Cant wait to read the next book! Dislikes, Hates, Ignores: It sometimes got a bid hard to remember some of the secondary characters villain parents but maybe I was just sleepy lol. Mar 05, Ashley rated it it was ok.
When I first started reading this book, I didn't know it is a prequel to the Disney movie Descendants. If I had, I probably wouldn't have read it. In the story, all the villains from all the Disney movies have been banished to the Isle of the Lost even if they died in the films where they have to live without magic and off the scraps from the U. United States of Auradon for the rest of their days. Of course all the villains end up having children - yet there are only single parents on the island - even When I first started reading this book, I didn't know it is a prequel to the Disney movie Descendants.
Of course all the villains end up having children - yet there are only single parents on the island - and all of their descendants have traits and names just like their parents. I suppose it makes sense that he villains would name their children after themselves since they are egotistical and evil after all. The book begins ten years in the past on the birthday of Evie.
Evil Queen has planned a magnificent party for her but failed to send Mal an invitation. This of course enrages Maleficent and reminds her of when she didn't receive an invitation to Aurora's christening so many years ago. Since they can't leave the island, they pretty much stay holed up in their castle for the next ten years when Evil Queen finally decides it is safe to send Evie back to public school where all the children are taught how to not make the same mistakes their parents made.
Mal still despises Evie, of course, and sets out to ruin her life over the birthday party she didn't get invited to ten years ago. A birthday party. Ten years ago.
But villains like to hold on to their grudges I suppose. When news comes that Maleficent's evil scepter, the Eye of the Dragon, has been awakened, Mal sets out on a mission to find it so her mother will finally be proud of her.
She knows she cannot find it on her own and enlists the help of Evie, Jay and Carlos. Of course she only intends to use them to get what she wants, but things rarely go as planned. Although it did take me a while to finish this book from the date I started, once I gave it my full attention it was a very quick and easy read.
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I know this book was intended for young teens, but I still felt it was very juvenile. The children were supposed to be extremely evil , but the most evil thing they did was trap someone in a closet or swipe items from people as they walked down the street. It's almost like the author is trying to coax young readers into thinking being evil is okay because what these characters are doing isn't really all that bad. Just a side note - at one point in the book a structure is being guarded by poisonous spiders. Spiders don't have poison What made me even more irritated after reading this was that the deadly spiders were tarantulas.
Seriously, Ms. The evil clan could have walked right through them without fear of death from a bite. The idea was great, all the children of the classic evil Disney villains growing up together is an enchanting idea. It was still a fun read though and I did enjoy it quite a bit despite my disappointment. Dec 13, Selene rated it liked it.
As a child I know I would have loved this book and probably series but unfortunately as an adult it was difficult to get through. The plot needed to be developed more and not so all over the place. I won't be continuing the series.
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When Carlos's latest invention pierces a hole in the invisible dome that surrounds their home of the Isle of the Lost that brings a little magic in, they must find out why that happened and find the Dragon's Eye the ultimate weapon of darkness so they can get off the island. Will they succeed?
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Read on and find out for yourself. This is the first book of the Descendants series which will continue with the Disney Channel film the Descendants coming out this Summer. It was a pretty good read and I'd love to find out what happens to the Disney villain kids and the children of Aurandon in future books of this series. If you love Disney with a twist, definitely check out The Isle of the Lost.
It is available at your local library and wherever books are sold. View all 9 comments. 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 awesome.
We have Mal, daughter of Maleficent. He and some other fairy tale peeps live on th www.
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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. When King 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 parents. I'm interested in reading more about this awesome little fairy tale.
This is a Disney story involving most of the classic villains. I really enjoyed how all four of the characters were well explained, and also how Mal changes throughout the story. One more thing that was really interesting is, how different the book and the movie were, though the movie was based on the book. I can relate to Mal on how somebody didn't want to hang out with me when I was three, and I was really sad about it.
I understood that sometimes in life is, people change people.
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