Author: Sarah Best Durst
Series: Book One in the Lost Series
Published By: Harlequin MIRA (May 20, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4 Stars!
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 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.
I love when I am looking for something completely different to read. Something that could even be classified as strange rather than unique. Something unlike anything else and I love it even more when an author gives me just that and then some.
Durst created an imaginative and unique world in Lost. A world where anything is possible and nothing is ever what it seems. A world that while you don't want to ever find yourself there, can't help but like it once you are thrown into the clutches of the void and the little town and residents that will so thoroughly capture your heart once you meet them.
The Finder, The Missing Man, the void, the cafe, they all managed to suck me in and get me completely lost in their story and world.
I couldn't help but love the Peter Pan feel to the story. The boy who is troubled and doesn't want to grow up and move on. The man who is a mystery, who is so very smart and strong and so very lost in his own way in a town where everything and everyone is looking for something and no one knows why they are there. The man who wants to help everyone, but himself and the girl he helps. A girl who is also lost but magical too. A girl that makes the man want to grow up and the girl never leave.
I loved this, I really did. It was so wonderfully done. It was bizarre and beautiful with it's hidden messages and meanings and I am on the edge of my seat in anticipation with wanting more.
Durst did a fabulous job and now I want to read more of her work because I just loved the vivid imagery and strange happenings of the little town Lost and I need something else to hold me over until the next book comes out and what better way to do that than to try something else of hers? Look out Durst, here I come.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*