Jan 25, 2019

Mini Review--The Lost Sisters by Holly Black

Sometimes the difference between a love story and a horror story is where the ending comes...

While Jude fought for power in the Court of Elfhame against the cruel Prince Cardan, her sister Taryn began to fall in love with the trickster, Locke.

Half-apology and half-explanation, it turns out that Taryn has some secrets of her own to reveal.

The Lost Sisters is a companion e-novella to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince, by master writer Holly Black.

I decided I was in the mood for a quick read, I thought maybe take a break from fantasy but the first book on my kindle staring at me was Holly Black’s The Lost Sisters, a novella that takes place throughout the events of The Cruel Prince! And wow, I so so should I have read my notes from the first book because yeah, it was difficult getting back into the swing of things.

I was able to remember most of the secondary characters though, but there’s still that whole memory lapse that I have that makes it hard to focus on the current events. I was able to get through it well enough though, so yay.

This story is Taryn’s story. We learn through her what she was up to during The Cruel Prince and the possible love that sprung between her and Locke. With stories involving the fae I’ve learned to always be weary of them and not to trust them off the bat. It was actually Holly who taught me this long ago with Tithe! Lol.

It was still an interesting story to see what Taryn was going through. Her life adjusting to the faery world hasn’t been any easier than Jude’s. Really think I should I’ve read my notes before this, it would’ve helped somewhat I think. But all the same this was a fun little read and I always enjoy seeing another character’s perspective of a story already told. It gives new insight and lets you see things that you wouldn’t have seen before.

Overall Rating 3.5/5 stars 


  1. Fabulous cover. I hate when I read something and am lost because it has been too long between stories. Glad it was still worth the read.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  2. I love this series but I don't think I'd be interested in Taryn's story... Her behaviour just seems very unacceptable to me. I'm glad you thought it was interesting though!

  3. Thanks for this review! I just finished The Wicked King in the early hours of this morning.

  4. Ooooh, I dodn't know what this story was about!
    I thought it was interesting how differently all three sisters adapted (or not) to the world of Faery, but having only Jude's POV in The Cruel Prince, it's... valuable? to learn a bit more from Taryn's perspective!
    I haven't read this one yet, I'm thinking I'll do a reread of TCP before TWK, and I'll tack this one in between.

  5. I haven't started this series, but it's awesome to know that the author has written novellas featuring different characters and giving readers updates/more insight into them.


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