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The Lost Sisters

Written by: Holly Black
Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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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 Taryn has some secrets of her own to reveal.

The Lost Sisters is a companion novella-length audiobook to the New York Times best-selling novel The Cruel Prince by master writer Holly Black.

©2018 Holly Black (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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  • Samantha Sophia
  • USA
  • 2018-10-26

I Still Hate Taryn

I read this after reading an advanced copy of The Wicked King. I still hate Taryn... thanks for coming to my TED talk.

Post Scriptum: the fairytale at the being of the novella is the very best part. “Be bold, be bold... but not too bold”
#FairytaleTwists #Dark #UnreliableNarrator #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • Bradley S
  • 2018-10-07

Loved the narration, excited for the actual sequel

I enjoyed listening to the "other side" of Taryn's betrayal; however, this novella just really got me excited for the sequel The Wicked King. I wanted more after finishing this novella! Holly Black is a phenomenal writer and she really pulls you into her stories!

As for Caitlin Kelly--she is a gem. One of the best narrators we have ever heard.

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  • Hailey Carter
  • 2019-03-02

I still hate Taryn.

This was completely beautiful to listen too. The performance was incredible. The way it was written, also incredible. But it didn't make me like or even agree with Taryn at all. I still hate her. I still hate Locke as well. All this did was get me stoked for The Wicked King. but overall, I'd recommend it if you enjoyed The Cruel Prince.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-31

be bold.

“Fairy tales are full of girls who wait, who endure, who suffer. Good girls. Obedient girls. Girls who crush nettles until their hands bleed. Girls who haul water for witches. Girls who wander through deserts or sleep in ashes or make homes for transformed brothers in the woods. Girls without hands, without eyes, without the power of speech, without any power at all. But then a prince rides up and sees the girl and finds her beautiful. Beautiful, not despite her suffering, but because of it.”

I don't know how Holly Black does it, but I am eternally grateful that she does.

The perfect novella into the mysterious and often frustrating mind of Jude's twin sister, Taryn. Half apology, half explanation, all because of miscommunication. I loved this window into a different side of the story, one that I had been curious and angry about. Taryn is a tragic character, just like Jude. (But, I'm still on Jude's side, through and through.)

Bravo, Holly

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  • Ariel
  • Maryland
  • 2019-03-21

Just meh 😒

It was an ok story. It really brought nothing to the original story. You could read the first book and guess the intention of taryn the entire time. As you know from reading the cruel prince jude and taryn consistently talk about how they cannot fit in, that’s pretty much what this is about in taryns pov. She onviously gets jealous of jude and complaind how she can’t find her place amongst anyone including her own family. It’s honestly not worth the buy. The only part that is intriguing is the deal taryn made with loche at the end, but it’s not something we don’t already know later on in the first book. Otherwise taryn is extemely crappy as a sister, and she’s borderline crazy obsessive about loche. But honestly, don’t waste your time.

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  • Curly's Ramblings
  • 2019-03-03

Not sure it was worth the cost

The Lost Sisters provides Terayn’s side of events. The story was interesting and somewhat entertaining but it really didn’t progress the series arch. The story does however show Terayn’s selfishness and greed. It will be interesting to see if & how the marriage between her and Locke goes.

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  • Julie Smith
  • 2019-02-28

Ugh

While this was interesting to hear her side. She kind of pisses me off. I want to hear Cardans side SO MUCH MORE. Or Madoc.

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  • Colleen M
  • 2019-02-13

Ok, not necessary.

Meh, I could’ve done without this novella. I didn’t think it added much of anything to the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-07

Still hate her next we need Cardan point of view

Locke is worst than I thought
Taryn is a proud
Surprisingly the only one how come out looking a little butter is Cardan, and I need his point of view!!!

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  • Natalie Cole
  • 2019-01-07

A Bunch of Excuses!

I've never liked Taryn and now I really don't like her. This whole apology to Jude just sounds like a bunch of excuses to me. Taryn had a choice and she chose to do things that would hurt her sister- her twin- in so many ways. I still enjoyed getting the other side of the story, but Taryn just made me mad.

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