The Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air, #1.5) by Holly Black

The Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air, #1.5)

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 mas...

Details The Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air, #1.5)

TitleThe Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air, #1.5)
Release DateOct 2nd, 2018
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Short Stories, Novella, Fairies, Fae

Reviews The Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air, #1.5)

  • Em (RunawayWithDreamthieves)
    Actual footage of me reading Taryn’s half-baked justifications:This novella, which was kind of a letter written from Taryn to Jude, only reinforced the conviction I’ve settled into after reading The Cruel prince: That Locke is a curse in every language in which it is spoken and the guileful spinner of this dreadful web everyone is tangled in, carefully orchestrated so that he’s at the center of it all. To him, Taryn was a blank canvas and h...
  • Emily May
    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. Ah, I only wish this was longer!The Lost Sisters is a tiny story and even tinier than it first appears because the last ten or so pages is an extract from The Wicked King. It's an apology - of sorts - from Taryn to Jude. I love that Black chose to have Taryn directly address Jude as she explains her actions and m...
  • Melanie
    1.) The Cruel Prince ★★★★★2.) The Wicked King ★★★★★ “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 t...
  • chandler ainsley ❁
    edit 10/7: i didn't like this :)it could be that it's been too much time since i've read the cruel prince but i didn't really feel that this novella was necessary. i know i shouldn't assume anything about holly black's characters but i could have guessed that taryn was a dumb ass, naive, loved up, fool.i think i would have preferred this more if she hadn't had any remorse for her actions. her weeping and "but i was in love" justification to all o...
  • Mari
    I’ve never been more excited about a novella in my entire life. I don’t even like Taryn and Locke.My obsession for this series is getting real bad, I guess.******So, my thoughts on this novella. I think I sympathize with Taryn a bit more now, but I still don’t like her at all. I don’t understand her actions simply because her motives are dumb to me. While Jude is after something badass, tangible and personally highly rewarding, she’s ju...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    "We were mortals and we had no fixed future in Faerie. You were wondering about your place here, just like I was."Can I just start by saying how surprised I am at how vital this itty bitty story is to the overall arc of The Cruel Prince? I went in wholly expecting to have wasted my $2.99 based on my overall lack of enjoyment of novellas in general, but this? This was superb. In fact, if this golden nugget had somehow been weaved into book one, ev...
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    Honestly, I was just expecting this to be something to placate us from having to wait another three months for The Wicked King, but much to my surprise this was so much more! Granted, I don't think this redeems Taryn's character in any way (especially now that I've read The Wicked King). But it was actually interesting to watch some really important parts of The Cruel Prince unravel in Taryn's eyes.This novella is written as a letter from Tar...
  • Jiana
    Taryn can throw herself and her so-called "apology" off a cliff.
  • ♆Hayley
    WOW, I didn’t think it was possible for me to hate Taryn anymore than I already did but yep, it’s possible. I FUCKING HATE HER.Not going to lie, I think she is pathetic and weak. What I especially hate about her is that she is nasty and then tries to paint herself in a kind light. No honey, you’re just a bitch. Locke is awful as well, but I like it because he doesn’t pretend to be otherwise. Let’s start with a love story.Or maybe it’s...
  • amy
    wow i almost forgot how much i hated taryn thanks for reminding me @holly black ily bad bitch 💅🏻💋💓💘3.5 'idk how to rate novellas' stars i mean, part of me really wishes mrs. black would've spent her time and energy on the wicked king instead of writing a kinda unnecessary companion novel, but hey, i'll take what i can get!this novella only proved what we all already knew: taryn is a dumb bitch. i think holly black just wanted to er...
  • Kelly Brigid
    1) The Cruel Prince ★★★★✰ “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.” Holly Black didn’t write the Disney tales you grew up, that much is certain. Despite how I wasn’t a huge fan of The Cruel Prince, I can in no way, overlook the sheer beauty of Black’s writing and world building. Her stories aren’t packed with sugar and glazed w...
  • Camile Souza (This Chamber of Books)
    "Be bold. Be bold. But not too bold." Interesting. I still think Taryn is awful, but she kind of knows that.I guess that's what's engaging about these characters - they're not aspiring to be good people. They want and they take. They're selfish and cruel, and they go to great extents to get their wishes. Even if both Jude and Taryn are humans, they learned the ways of Faerie too well.
  • Riley
    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.This was so good. Written as a letter from Taryn to Jude explaining her side of The Cruel Prince. I still hate Taryn but I loved seeing a bit more into what went on with Locke.
  • Lindsay Bilgram
    “I can show you a version of yourself, Taryn. One you’ve never imagined. It’s terrible to be a girl trapped in a story. But you can be more than that. You can be the teller. You can shape the story. You can make all of Faerie love you.”Please let it be known I do not want to read another book if it isn’t part of the Folk of the Air series. Have you ever fallen so completely and utterly in love with a story you find yourself unable to fo...
  • Jessica
    Taryn dear, from the bottom of my heart, I wish you the absolute worst, you spineless little worm. You’re selfish, whiny, weak and desperately need to grow a backbone. I hope Jude cuts you in half.So yeah, Taryn’s a bitch. I guess we all knew that but I’m surprised how she actually made me hate her even more in this novella than I already did. I could feel my resentment towards her growing with every page I turned. This was quite interestin...
  • Tatiana
    Taryn and Jude seem to be more alike in this story than I'd previously thought. Essentially, they just want to matter, regardless of how much becoming important would cost them. Different tools, same goals. Let's see if they are able to outplay the Faeries. Locke is total garbage, but I have to give it to him, he knows how to play this game and to stir high drama along the way.I liked it, but the story is too short to warrant anything more than 3...
  • joanna ☽ the little brown fairy
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  • ambsreads
    wow taryn is the actual worst sister alive
  • Solomon ~ TheBookishKing
    You know what, Taryn is a disease on this world but oh well. I have just finished The Wicked King over the weekend and was really looking forward to this dropping. I waited and waited for it to load into my iBooks and when it finally did I just sped through it. And not only is Taryn an actual disease, Locke is as well. Two diseases plaguing this world, Holly Black why you do this to us?!This is going to be spoilery for The Cruel Prince so take c...
    I really, truly enjoyed how this was written, but I still really, truly despise Taryn. Still, it’s certainly fascinating to see an alternate side to the story I know well.
  • Sylvie
    2.5/5 Stars!(view spoiler)[I still don't understand why I keep continuing on with this series. I didn't like 'The Cruel Prince' and I knew I wouldn't like this novella because it is narrated by Taryn however I can't seem to stop myself from not reading them.Apparently this whole novella is being written by Taryn (my least favorite sister) and it is supposed to be an apology letter to Jude about how ''sorry'' she is that she hurt Jude.I don't get ...
  • Sara
    This has a lot of the things that I loved about The Cruel Prince - mean Fae, hints of intrigue and a doomed love affair. But it missed what I loved most, and that was Jude and Carden’s relationship and everything that came with it and made it so twisty and complex. I’m just not that fond of Taryn. She’s more subtle than Jude with her emotions, and her undying affection for her foxy Fae just didn’t hold me like her sister’s relationships...
  • Fiona✨
    Me, before reading The Lost Sisters:"Hmmm, interesting. A novella from Taryn's POV, my least favourite character from The Cruel Prince. But maybe this will make me change my mind on her. Maybe I just don't understand her, maybe she isn't as much of a bitch as we think after all. Maybe there's more to her character. Maybe I could even like her!!"Me, after having read The Lost Sisters:"HAHAHAHA. Nope. She's even more of a bitch than we all thought ...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    Review to come -until then know that Holly’s words make me wish I was born with more raw talent because it was so beautifully and quotably written.
  • Amy
    eBook provided by NOVL in exchange for an honest reivew.The Folk of the Air Reviews:Book 1: The Cruel Prince: ★★★★★Book 2: The Wicked King: ★★★★★ “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.” This little slice of faerie heaven was exactly what I needed to get a better understanding of Taryn, our not-so-favorite sister from The Cr...
  • Sarah
    The Lost Sisters is a novella follow up to The Cruel Prince and it contains MAJOR spoilers for that book so whatever you do DO NOT start the series here. The rest of this review will be written assuming people have already read The Cruel Prince so stop reading now if you haven't!So this novella is basically a letter from Taryn to Jude where she tries to explain her actions and makes a very half-hearted attempt to apologise to her sister. I have t...
  • Beatrice in Bookland
    "Be bold. Be bold. But not too bold."Taryn is still a dumbass but this little novella was so well written and Holly Black is the faerie queen.I also miss Cardan and Jude so much and that little sneak peek of The wicked king was fucking amazing.