Audio Review: The Lost Sisters by Holly Black

Posted August 9, 2019 by Lillian in Reviews / 1 Comment

Audio Review: The Lost Sisters by Holly BlackThe Lost Sisters by Holly Black
Narrator: Caitlin Kelly
Series: The Folk of the Air, #1.5
Published by Hachette Audio on 2018-10-2
Length: 1hr and 30mins
Reviewing Audiobook from Audible
Reading Challenges: 2019 Audiobook Challenge, Beat the Backlist 2019

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.

The Lost Sisters by Holly Black is a novella that is part of The Folk of the Air. It follows The Cruel Prince….well sort of. Told from Taryn’s point of view, this novella is part-apology, part-defense of Taryn falling in love with Locke. Y’all I loved this little novella! It is compelling and while I found myself hating Taryn a little bit more while reading, I also felt pity for her which I didn’t think was possible when I started. 

Taryn tells the story like she is talking to Jude. It’s like she is speaking to you the reader when it starts, but you quickly realize this speech/monologue is meant for Jude. Taryn has been hiding secrets and resentment for her sister for a while, and it all culminates here.

I loved this short addition to the series. The backstory that is given for Taryn’s and even Locke’s actions strike home after finishing The Cruel Prince. It shows just how much the fairy world has affected the sisters. They have become their own fairy tale and it is heart-breaking. I guess we will see if any relationship between the sisters can be redeemed as the series continues, but I honestly don’t see how. There is little love lost between them. If you enjoy The Folk of the Air series, I highly recommend you grab this novella!

About Holly Black

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) and The Darkest Part of the Forest. 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.

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