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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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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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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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not the best

I was expecting a novella not a letter from Taryn to Jude. so I wasn't overly happy about the short snippet. but it was nice to get a little tidbit while waiting for the next book to come out.

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Taryn explains herself

So I thought this was supposed to be some sort of redemption story and it was sort of, Taryn explains why she did what she did to Jude at the end of Cruel Prince. However, I don't think that she redeemed herself, like to me her actions didn't really make sense. Essentially Locke plays her like he does other girls and the only reason he agreed to marry her was because she made him by threatening to tell everyone about his lies. I still don't think that Locke loves her, the way she loves him and that he is only going to be a bad husband to her. I don't understand why she wanted to marry him anyway, she seems to understand why he plays his games and yet she seems to think that as long as he marries her then he will be forced to stop them as should be his duty as her husband...but come on, this is Farie! Everyone just does whatever, everyone's a liar and cheater and has ulterior motives and just likes to see the world suffer. Taryn also insists that Jude will forgive her eventually and that is sorry for hurting her but not really sorry for what she did. I feel this story make Taryn look selfish and petty and naïve and that she is going to keep making bad decisions, all because she just wants everyone to like her and in the end will be alone. I liked this story and am looking forward to what she does in the next book. I was scratching my head at the end of the Cruel Prince because we didn't get enough information about Taryn to make what she did as impactful as I think Holly intended...it was kind of a hollow action in my opinion. But love the story, cant wait for more!

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Be bold, be bold...

Holly does such a wonderful job with weaving such imperfect characters! It has always been one of the things I loved about her prose.

I think Caitlin did a wonderful job with the narration but I'll have to agree with another reviewer here: Taryn is garbage and I hate her all the more.