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The Lost Sisters: A Half-baked Apology

Author: Holly Black

Year Published: 2018

  • Plot: 4/5
  • Characters: 4/5
  • Writing: 4/5
  • Overall: 4/5

“Be bold, be bold, but not too bold…”

The Lost Sisters was basically Taryn’s half-baked apology addressed to Jude for everything that happened in The Cruel Prince, from Taryn’s perspective.

We get to learn about some useful tidbits of information that weren’t mentioned in the book and more about Taryn’s motives and thoughts.

Yes, I do understand Taryn more now. She’s
less headstrong than Jude and she’s more of a daydreamer. She knows she can’t make a place for herself in Faerie the same way that Jude wants to so she tries to forge her own path- and I kind of get that. But her apology is, frankly, just terrible. Let me paraphrase it for you: ‘Dear Taryn. Sorry you think I messed up but I was just doing what I had to do, so I’m going to keep doing it. PS: In my defense you nearly ruined everything for me- so we’re even.’

I think that if you’ve read and enjoyed the Cruel Prince, then you should probably read this. It gives another perspective on all that passes and it’s good how it’s written as if Taryn is talking directly to Jude so that we get her side of the story.