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Descendants from history’s most evil villains, Jay, Mal, Evie, and Carlos has only ever known the life they’ve led on Isle of the Lost. When Belle and Beast’s son, Ben, offers them a chance to prove themselves good, the opportunity for the four is too good to pass up. There’s a hiccup in their chance, however. The history’s most evil villain, Maleficent, wants the four to steal Fairy Godmother’s Wand. With the wand, she can take over the good and evil people of the world and get her revenge. Will Mal follow in her mother’s footsteps? Will she and her friends turn out to be good or evil?
Narrator, Kyla Garcia is a lively narrator with unique intonations that draw the listener into Mal’s world. Her transitions are smooth and easily keep the listener wanting to find out what happens next. The plot is well developed, humorous, and has good pacing. Characters are well rounded, engaging, and entertaining. Together, the two complement each other to create a full experience for listeners. People who enjoy Disney, villains and heroes, fantasy, and friendship stories will like listening to this book.
4.5 stars, Grades 4 to 7