Book Reviews

The Lost


I recently read The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst and I loved it a lot more then I expected to. I randomly selected it looking for a D author to read for my A-Z author book challenge. I liked it so much I can’t wait for the other books of the trilogy to come out, starting with The Missing

Here are some details from the back of the book:

It was only meant to be a brief detour. But then Lauren finds herself trapped in a town called Lost on the edge of a desert, filled with things abandoned, broken, and thrown away. And when she tries to escape, impassable dust storms and something unexplainable lead her back to Lost again and again. The residents she meets there tell her she’s going to have to figure out just what she’s missing—and what she’s running from—before she can leave. So now Lauren’s on a new search for a purpose and a destiny. And maybe, just maybe, she’ll be found…

Against the backdrop of this desolate and mystical town, Sarah Beth Durst writes an arresting, fantastical novel of one woman’s impossible journey…and her quest to find her fate.

My favorite quote from the book:

“What we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.” P.166

Besides the main character, Lauren, I really loved the character Peter and noted to myself:

Peter, half naked man with tattoo’s of feathers across his chest is wild and loveable.


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