Quotations: The Lost Sisters By Holly Black


"It's the kind of thing you like. The wicked are slain, with swords no less. Vengeance is had. Boldness is rewarded. But what about all those girls, all those obedient girls who trusted and loved and wed and died? Weren't they bold, too? I bet you don't think so. I bet you think they were just stupid." - Taryn page 3

"That's your problem in a nutshell. You're judgmental." - Taryn page 3

"Everyone makes mistakes. They trust the wrong people. They fall in love. Not you, though. And that's why it's so hard to ask you for forgiveness." - Taryn page 3

"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." - Taryn page 4

"All stories are lessons." - Taryn page 4

"Fairy tales have a moral: Stay on the path. Don't trust wolves. Don't steal things, not even things you think no normal person would care about. Share your food but don't trust people who want to share their food with you; don't eat their shiny red apples, nor their candy houses, nor any of it. Be nice, always nice, and polite to everyone: kings and beggars, witches and wounded bears. Don't break a promise." - Taryn page 4

"How does it feel? To be stuck in a fairy tale?" - Locke page 5

"I like stories and perhaps I like you as well." - Locke page 6

"You know I hate it when people don't like me." - Taryn page 7

"I comfort myself with the knowledge that they need us, even if they don't like to admit it." - Taryn page 7

"You must be particularly kind to people. Other kids can act like monsters, but not you." - Vivienne's mother page 8

"She had no idea how dangerous a broken heart could be. You do, though. You know." - Taryn page 9

"I am not the only one who hid things." - Taryn page 10

"I wished that I could kick you. I wished I could slap you. Looking at you was like looking into a mirror and hating what I saw. And your obliviousness, in that moment, made it worse. I know it was a terrible thing to think, but at least I am admitting it. See, I am confessing everything." - Taryn page 11

"I like you. Unwisely. I am fair sure I like you far too well." - Locke page 12

"You were wondering about your place here, just like I was." - Taryn page 16

"Be bold, be bold, but not too bold, lest that your heart's blood should run cold." - Taryn page 17

"Be good, but not too good. Be pretty, but not too pretty. Be honest, but not too honest." - Taryn page 24

"Love is a noble cause, how can anything done in the service of a noble cause be wrong?" - Vivienne page 24

"You're awful. And the worst part is that you believe otherwise." - Cardan page 25

"Everything was just getting worse and worse and I didn't know how to stop any of it. It felt like being trapped in one of those circle dances." - Taryn page 26

"It was hard to stay away from you." - Locke page 27

"Love is greedy." - Princess Rhyia

"Sometimes it's easier to be mad at the people close to us. Than to be mad at the people who deserve it." - Vivienna page 35

The Lost Sisters By Holly Black

Get a glimpse of Taryn's dark and twisted mind. I am not a fan of Taryn but this book still fills my obsession for Folk of Air series.
If I did not have my ebook reader with me, I will not be able to discover that Holly Black created a short story to have a glimpse about Taryn of Folk Of Air Series. I am not a fan of Taryn but for the worth of the entire series, I know that I have to read it. 

Title: The Lost Sisters

Author: Holly Black

Type: Fiction

Category: Young Adult

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Little Brown Books For Young Readers

Total Chapters: N/A

Total Pages: 39

Table of Contents: Yes

Summary From The Book:

(Taken from Holly Black's website)

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.

My Thoughts: 

Throughout our experience at The Cruel Prince, we all got Jude's point of view of the story. Now, it is different, we will get inside Taryn's head. 

I did not enjoy this book as much as the trilogy but maybe because I am not a fan of Taryn. Reading this short story made me understood her better but still, she is far from my favorite characters from the series. 

I advise that this short story is best read before you start reading The Wicked King. It is like most of our questions will be answered in this book. 

The title is nice and obvious, like two sisters being lost in their way and even to each other. 

My Favorite Line/s:

"You're awful. And the worst part is that you believe otherwise."

Rating: 3/5 because it is not that exciting but it fills my obsession for The Cruel Prince Trilogy. 

Recommendation: If you loved the three books of Folk Of Air: The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, and The Queen of Nothing - then you should also read this novella.