Second book review of today, and the novella for the series. I need this in paperback, thanks. Series review will be out next week as I still try to formulate my thoughts. Or tomorrow, which ever comes first as I race to the end of the month in terms of reading. I’m devouring books and have no time to breathe.
Customary warning: This is a reminder that these are my personal opinions. My thoughts and feelings are not your thoughts and feelings. I may not always be the target audience for a book; sometimes I am. If I do not like a book, that doesn’t mean you’ll dislike it. If I love a book or simply like a book, you may hate it. Take everything I say with this knowledge. If it sounds interesting to you despite what I’ve said, then go ahead and read it. You’ll only know you like something if you read it yourself.
That being said… Spoilers ahead.
The Lost Sisters by Holly Black
Synopsis From The Book
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.
Initial Thoughts Before Reading:
I’m reading this after QoN, so I suppose, maybe I should have read it before. But I didn’t want to do that to myself. I’m still crying over the loss of Cardan and Jude. Hopefully this can put me out of my misery.
This is an e-book. So wish me luck.
Initial Thoughts After Reading:
Ah the good days of Jude and Cardan wanting to rip each other’s throats out. How I remember those days. This was a standard, and short, novella of a time between CP and WK.
Essentially this Novella covers the time when Taryn fell in love with Locke. Its an apology of sorts trying to explain to Jude why she did what she did in book 1: The Cruel Prince. It’s told as an apology, sort of second-first person, and details these accounts. How Locke first started to talk to her. When she started to meet with him and how she fell in love.
What I Liked:
It does give a great insight to Tayrn.
I wish it went more into details of things instead of just telling it as a story in retrospect.
What I Would Have Liked or Changed:
Time Taken To Read
“Be bold, be bold, but not too bold, lest that your heart’s blood should run cold.”
“Let’s start with a love story. Or maybe it’s another horror story. It seems like the difference is mostly in where the ending comes.”
“Sometimes its easier to be mad at the people close tp us than to be mad at the people who deserve it.”