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The Lost Sisters

Updated: Apr 17, 2021


Everything: 5/5

World: 5/5

Characters: 5/5

Plot: 3/5

Writing: 5/5

Review in one sentence: A cute little story were we learn to understand one of the most hated persons in the fandom.


Author: Holly Black

Pages: 50

Goodreads Review: 3.56 (April 2021)

Genre: YA Fantasy 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.


I already loved Elfhame before, the tricky fairys, the magical places are just amazing and even though we don't get a lot of world building in 50 pages it was always in the background, hidden in some details.


I hated Tayrn with my whole heart, I couldn't understand her at all and just thought she was a plain and weak character with no own personality. I was so wrong, she really showed a lot of emotions and how lost she was in the fairy lands with her only hope to find a good husband, so she will finally be loved, but fears she may ends like her mother.


It's 50 pages you can't have an amazing plot, but for 50 pages we got a lot of structured plot points and could see the first half of the Cruel Prince from another very different perspective.


I heard that a lot of people don't like Holly Blacks style, but I adore it, it was really simple and especially in this book were Tayrn always talks about fairytales and stories and how she wants her own story, so she can overcome her mortality.

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