The Lost (Paperback)

By Sarah Beth Durst

Harlequin Luna, 9780373803590, 384pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/27/2014)
MP3 CD (9/8/2015)

List Price: 14.95*
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Lost your way?

Your dreams?


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 go--luggage, keys, dreams, lives--where 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 nothing--and no one--is going to keep her here anymore.

About the Author

Sarah Beth Durst is the author of young adult 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 has been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Award three times, for Vessel, Ice, and Into the Wild. 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.

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Praise For The Lost

"Told in a descriptive style that perfectly captures the changing settings, Durst's novel is a page-turner." -Booklist on Ice

"A fast-paced, thrilling and realistic."

-VOYA (starred review) on Vessel

"Durst offers a meditation on leadership and power and a vivid story set outside the typical Western European fantasy milieu. From the gripping first line, a fast-paced, thought-provoking and stirring story of sacrifice." -- Kirkus (Starred Review) on Vessel

"Readers will feel the desert heat, the earth-numbing droughts, the vicious sandstorms and resulting sandwolves, and the bizarre sensations of a goddess living within the body of its human vessel. Brilliantly riveting." -- Booklist (Starred Review) on Vessel

"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 on Enchanted Ivy

"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." -- Chicago Examiner on Enchanted Ivy

"Having her way with the conventions of the genre, Durst crafts a fresh, modern, and humorous twist on the vampire novel. Lively characters and a sweet romance are icing on the cake." --Publishers Weekly on DRINK, SLAY, LOVE

"Durst deftly layers in mythologies, drawing upon the vaunted status of the Ivy League schools, students' stories and superstitions, common tropes of fantasy literature and the propaganda of war. A refreshing entry in the urban-fantasy field and a solid adventure tale." -- Kirkus on ENCHANTED IVY

"The story is peppered with sly allusions, and Julie is an appealingly reluctant heroine, one whose goodness and bravery come with plenty of wry, contemporary sarcasm." -- Booklist on INTO THE WILD

"Strong folklore elements, a striking setting, and thoroughly imagined characters." --Publishers Weekly on VESSEL