We’re pumped about the new Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendants, coming out this summer—can’t wait to see the next generation of maybe-not-so-villainous villains. It’s going to be epic! Now you can get the back story from best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz in her newly released book, The Isle of the Lost—the prequel to Descendants. In it we’re introduced to the island that the villians (and their teenagers!) have been banished to. We recently chatted with both Melissa and Descendants star Dove Cameron to find out more about both projects!

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