Book Review: The Lost Sisters by Holly Black
The Lost Sisters
Author: Holly Black Series: The Folk of the Air #1.5 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Novella
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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.
Okay, this is a REALLY late review, but life has been pretty crazy and this review kind of got buried alive under my giant pile of review drafts. Thankfully, I came across it again (took a while to dig it back up).
As a fan of the series, this book was a pretty sweet treat for me. Even though I like Taryn just as much as everyone else....
(You know how much that is)
I have to say that this book did help me better understand Taryn's actions better from book one, which arguably helped me to have a better reading experience in book two (and even better experience re-reading book one). It's also very interesting to see how (in his own twisted way), Locke actually did care about Taryn. Although I don't agree (and would personally support anyone to have a relationship with a person like Locke), and least now I can kind of understand the mentalities of the characters and the logic behind them. It's because of the things shown in this book that I finally realized why Taryn would forgive Locke and how "they love different from us (humans)". So that's a positive thing I'm going to clearly establish in this review - this book is not useless.
Because it's not useless, I'll still recommend this book to fans of the series - even though I know there are a LOT of you out there that are like me and just loath Taryn and Locke (especially after book two)...
I still hate them. A lot. They are still horrible people. But I still read it because it helps me to read the series, which I don't hate. This is why I'm still recommending this to you (who most likely also hate Taryn). Listen I understand, but just trust me. Okay? This book is really not useless.
about the author
Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare), The Darkest Part of the Forest, and her new series which begins with The Cruel Prince in January 2018.She has been a a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award, the Mythopoeic Award and a Newbery Honor. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door.