July 24, 2013

Waiting on The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights any upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Publication Date: October 29, 2013
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. (Goodreads)
So after falling in love with Durst's high fantasy novel Vessel, I knew that I'd have to keep this author on my radar. None of her previously published books really grab my attention. But this - I like how this is more of an adult fantasy. And one thing that I know Durst can do is create a unique and fully believable fantasy world, so I am eager to be introduced to Lost and Lauren!

What are you waiting on?
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Amanda loves few things better than sitting down with a cup of tea and a book. She frequently stays up far too late, telling herself she just needs to finish one more page. When she's not wrapped up in the stories of others, Amanda works as a children's librarian in a public library.


  1. I still have to read Vessel but I'm really curious about this one too. It seems very original, so I'm looking forward to that aspect of it.

    1. Yes, it does! And Keertana, please read Vessel soon! I'm pretty sure you'll love it (at least I hope so!).

  2. I don't think I've come across Durst's previous novels, but I highly value your opinion Amanda, so I know I will have to give her books a try soon! Also The Lost sounds brilliant! :)

    1. Aw thank you, Jasprit! That means a lot to hear that from you. :) I'm not sure if it will be possible for me to love this as much as Vessel (since high fantasy is my ultimate favorite genre and all, but I definitely want to give this a try!). And you should give her works a try as well!

  3. Sarah Beth Durst is a great writer, and I absolutely loved her book, DRINK SLAY LOVE, so colour me totally sold on this one! I haven't heard of it before, but thanks for putting it on my radar, Amanda! :)

  4. I've never read anything by this author but I've ALWAYS wanted to because I've heard such great things about her. I didn't realize this book was upcoming, but it sounds like it would be a good one! I need to add it to all of the other Durst novels that I want to read! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh wow, that book looks so intriguing! To be honest, I haven;t heard of that author and this book before but I will make sure to check out her other book. Thanks for introducing me to her! : )

  6. Love the cover and even though I haven't read anything by the author, I've only heard good things about her!

  7. I've never read a book by this author, but I just got Conjured from NetGalley and am excited to try it!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  8. I loved Vessel too! I've got Conjured, but I didn't realize she had another book coming out this fall! Thanks for letting me know.


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