What Mortals Are Saying About THE LOST SISTERS by Holly Black

If you haven’t at least heard about The Lost Sisters yet, then are you even a Holly Black fan?! Just kidding, but if you are a Holly Black fan, then you’d be happy to know that the Queen of Fae herself has written an e-novella that bridges the gap between The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King. Yes, it’s told through a series of letters from Taryn’s point of view, so if you’re apprehensive about it (trust me—I was), I had a few NOVLers read it and this is what they had to say about it…



“With a narrator as unreliable as Jude and with a story that delves so deeply into family dynamics, The Lost Sisters is necessary and completely changed my perception of Jude and Taryn’s relationship.”
—Lindsay, Lindsay Bilgram


“Though she is still a character I love to hate, her side sheds some light on the way she was feeling and the way her relationship with Locke developed. I have to admit, the girl has a bit more backbone than I thought she did.”
—Erin, As The Book Ends


“I loved getting a glimpse into Taryn’s world. It helped me to understand her better and seeing her relationship with Locke develop was interesting. Taryn wasn’t exactly how I expected her to be and I loved that she’s not as sweet and innocent as you would expect!”
—Bridget, Dark Faerie Tales


“I know, it’s been a while since you read the book, but this novella works wonders as a refresher. You get to see the major incidents happening from Taryn’s point of view which highlights the difference between her and Jude and I liked that.”
—Haya, Haya Is Reading


“You can feel the emotions, sorrow and regret from Taryn and though I felt so much anger towards her actions I could see her reasoning a bit clearer. It also fills in some questions I had from The Cruel Prince (like what did Cardan whisper to Taryn?? We find out here!)”
—Kristen, My Friends Are Fiction


“This novella shows Taryn’s side of certain key events in The Cruel Prince, and I absolutely loved getting to see things from her perspective. It definitely gave answers to so many questions I had and made her feel much more complex and fleshed out!”
—Jordan, Page Travels


“I actually really enjoyed this glimpse into Taryn’s story and found her transformation and motives to be fascinating and so real. There are such artistic metaphors and it is so well-written, you won’t want to miss this if you liked The Cruel Prince.”
—Robby, Robby Reads


“I grew up surrounded by fairytales in a world without happy endings. I like to think I am a strong, reckless, and dangerous flame like Jude but in real life, I am more like Taryn; a steady and fierce flame that may burn free when you least expect it.”
—Michelle, BerryBookPages


“Despite how much she angered me in The Cruel Prince, I truly felt my heart wrenching for Taryn in this one. I just…really really want to hug her and protect her, too. I often forget that it wasn’t just Vivi and Jude that lost their parents and were dragged to Faerie.”
—Amy, A Court of Crowns and Quills


“Although it may be a companion novella, it is just as dark and delectable as ever. One person’s horror story is another’s love story. And Holly Black has delightfully given and BLESSED us with The Lost Sisters!”
—Sandra, Printed Alphabet


“I really enjoyed this glimpse into the other twin. It made me hate her a little less but not enough that she’s won me over completely (Jude is still my fave). Honestly if you’re deciding whether or not to buy this, DO IT. It gives more insight on Taryn’s character and I liked that I understood her reasoning more.”
—Austine, NovelKnight





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.