Monday, May 23, 2016

The Descendants: RETURN TO THE ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa de la Cruz / ENTER TO WIN #DisneyDescendants

The long awaited sequel is here! Well almost anyways. Tomorrow is the release of The Descendants: RETURN TO THE ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa de la Cruz! To celebrate it's release, we're hosting a giveaway! Enter to win a copy of it, and the first book in the series, The Isle of the Lost! First, here's a little bit about Return To The Isle of the Lost.


By: Melissa de la Cruz
Published by: Disney Hyperion
To Be Released on: May 24th, 2016
Purchase from: DisneyAmazon | B&N
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Mal’s an expert at intimidating her enemies, but she’s broken the habit since leaving her villainous roots behind. So when she and her friends Evie, Carlos, and Jay all receive threatening messages demanding they return home, Mal can’t believe it. Sure, she’s King Ben’s girlfriend now, and she’s usually nice to her classmates, but she still didn’t think anyone would be silly enough to try to push her around.

The thing is, it kind of worked. Especially since she and her friends have a sneaking suspicion that their villainous parents are behind the messages. And when Evie looks into her Magic Mirror, what she sees only confirms their fears. Maleficent’s just a tiny lizard after her run-in with Mal at Ben’s Coronation, but she’s the worst villain in the land for a reason. Could she have found a way to escape? Whatever’s going on, Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay know they have to sneak back to the Isle and get to the bottom of it.

Without its infamous leader, the island’s even worse than when they left it, but the comforts of home—even a home as gloomy as the Isle of the Lost—can be hard to resist for recently reformed villains. Will the kids be able to beat the evil bubbling at the Isle’s wicked core, or will the plot to destroy Auradon succeed?

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Melissa de la Cruz ( is the author of the #1 New York Times best seller The Isle of the Lost, as well as many other best-selling novels, including all the books in the Blue Bloods series: Blue Bloods, Masquerade, Revelations, The Van Alen Legacy, Keys to the Repository, Misguided Angel, Bloody Valentine, Lost in Time, and Gates of Paradise. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter.


One (1) winner receives:
·         a copy of The Isle of the Lost 
·         and its brand new sequel Return to the Isle of the Lost.

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The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions / Book Trailer #3 Reveal

Welcome to today's trailer reveal for The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions. This is for the third trailer for the book, which was released late last month. 



Tobin the pangolin is playing goalie and is worried about stopping the tarantula puck! Only Cora the wombat believes in him! What will happen? 

This is the third Animated Short from Fabled Films Press and Fabled Films to launch the new middle grade book: The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions which published in April 2016! Go to to read or listen to an excerpt.


Written By: Tracey Hecht

Illustrated by: Kate Liebman
Published by: Fabled Films Press
Released on: April 19th, 2016
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The Nocturnals features three unlikely friends: Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin and Bismark, the loud mouthed, pint sized sugar glider. The stories all play out in their nighttime world with teamwork, friendship and humor in every adventure.

In The Mysterious Abductions, the animals form a brigade of the night after a random encounter with a blood-thirsty snake, and just in time because something is threatening their night realm. Animals are disappearing without a trace. Together with the help of a wombat, a band of coyotes and many others, Dawn, Tobin and Bismark journey to the depths of the earth in a wacky, high stakes game that will determine all of their survival.

Praise From The Book

"The characters are delightful and the nighttime landscape is captivating. It was just as I expected—because the best stories always take place in the dark!R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~