The Lost Sisters (The Folk of Air #1.5) by Holly Black

40772063The Lost Sisters
Series: The Folk in the Air #2
by Holly Black
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

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.

1. The Cruel Prince ★★★★

My Thoughts

 “That doesn’t justify what I did, though.”

I feel like if I could sum up this novella, this is what I would say. It’s no secret that Taryn was never making my favorite character list. After reading this half ass apology/justifications, she definitely ain’t getting on that list.

This was written as a letter to Jude to explain most of Taryn’s actions. Can we be honest for a second? In The Cruel Prince when Jude told Taryn that she was weak, she was telling the absolute truth. Taryn was selfish, naive, and willing to ruin her relationship with her twin for love.

“What Locke had done – even if it was awful to you, it was a grand gesture.”

Can we talk about that so-called love for a second? How many times did Locke have to tell her that the fae doesn’t love us, mortals? She never got the warning that he was trying to give her. Maybe she did and just didn’t care. 

What I can say that I enjoyed was the writing. This whole novella is quotable and I adored Holly Black’s lyrical writing as usual.

While it’s not a favorite of mine, I am glad I read it. Now on to The Wicked King!


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24 thoughts on “The Lost Sisters (The Folk of Air #1.5) by Holly Black

  1. My major issue with The Cruel Prince was how Taryn seemed to be forgotten in the midst of Jude’s story. I understand that Jude is the MC and everything, but I wish that The Cruel Prince included more of the relationship between her and Taryn, especially since they are twins and all. That being said, I am glad that we got this novella. Ideally, I would have liked to see Taryn’s explanation woven into either The Cruel Prince or the Wicked King, but I will settle for a separate novella. I haven’t read it yet, but I am definitely interested in her side of the story. Thanks for the review!

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