Synopses & Reviews
Brilliantly riveting. * Thought-provoking and stirring. **
Award-winning author Sarah Beth Durst has been praised for her captivating novels that merge the darkly imagined with very real themes of self-discovery and destiny. In The Lost, we'll discover just what it means to lose one's way
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, impassible 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 missingand what she's running frombefore 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.
*Booklist, starred review, for Vessel
**Kirkus Reviews, starred review, for Vessel
"It's a thriller, a fairy tale nightmare, and a romance all in one, unlike anything else and impossible to predict. I could not stop reading!"
-New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor on Conjured
"Told in a descriptive style that perfectly captures the changing settings, Durst's novel is a page-turner."
-Booklist on Ice
"Every page of Enchanted Ivy weaves a delightful, seductive spell. Lily is a true heroine--smart, intrepid, and utterly human. I'd give anything to travel to the world of Sarah Beth Durst's imagination!"
-- Jeri Smith-Ready, award-winning author of Shade
"With her deft prose and runaway imagination, [Durst] creates a tale filled with rich characters, wonderful story-telling, and puzzle pieces that fall together perfectly."
-- Examiner.com on Enchanted Ivy
"It's hard to put down this intriguing and darkly spooky story that calls out to be quickly consumed in search of answers."
-New York Journal of Bookson Conjured
"Durst excels at describing grotesque violence and gorgeous magical transformations alike, painting a touching portrait of first love against a backdrop of Twilight Zone–type terrors." - Kirkuson Conjured
Lost your way?
Welcome to Lost.
It was supposed to be a small escape. A few hours' driving before turning around and heading home. But once you arrive in Lost
well, it's a place you really can't leave. Not until you're found. Only the Missing Man can send you home. And he took one look at Lauren Chase and disappeared.
So Lauren is now trapped in the town where all lost things goluggage, keys, dreams, liveswhere nothing is permanent, where the locals go feral and where the only people who don't want to kill her are a handsome wild man called the Finder and a knife-wielding six-year-old girl. The only road out of town is engulfed by an impassable dust storm, and escape is impossible.
Until Lauren decides nothingand no oneis going to keep her here anymore.
About the Author
Sarah Beth Durst is the author of YA novels Conjured, Vessel, Drink Slay Love, Enchanted Ivy, and Ice, as well as middle grade novels Into the Wild and Out of the Wild. She was awarded the 2013 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and has been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Award three times. Sarah lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband and children. The Lost, The Missing, and The Found are Sarah's first novels for adults.
Visit her at sarahbethdurst.com.