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4.30  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Sonia Hartl’s The Lost Girls is laced with dark humor and queer love; it’s John Tucker Must Die with a feminist girl gang of vampires.

When Elton Irving turned Holly Liddell into a vampire in 1987, he promised her eternal love. But thirty-four years later, Elton has left her, her hair will be crimped for the rest of immortality, and the only job she can get as a forever-six
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Expected publication: September 14th 2021 by Page Street Kids
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Aug 26, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: sapphic-tbr, 2021
this sounds like john tucker must die but with VAMPIRES!!!! AND IT'S SAPPHIC!!!! ...more
the tragic case of the Brilliant Premise, Okay Book.

review to come / 3 stars


it's the age old story: boy meets girl. boy turns girl into vampire. boy breaks up with girl. girl steals boy's new vampire girlfriend as act of revenge.

and i for one cannot wait.


challenging myself to read as many review copies as possible this month because i'm addicted to projects!

ARC 1: spaceman of bohemia
ARC 2: in search of us
ARC 3: aerialists
ARC 4: the sound of drowning
ARC 5: unleaving
anna (½ of readsrainbow)
a girl vampire! sets out to kill the vampire who turned her! and falls for a girl in the process!
Kal ★ Reader Voracious
April 1, 2021 brought the cover reveal and it slayed every expectation. Even more excited to get my hands on this book, which is quite a feat.

I never knew that I needed a book about sapphic vampires with bad 80s hair until this moment.

I'd also be remiss to not mention I always wanted a Girl Version of The Lost Boys, one of my all-time favorite movies. Not that this is at all what is being promised. But, you know.

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Apr 22, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2021-release
the twilight AU we all deserve
Sep 07, 2020 marked it as unreleased
we're being blessed with two (2) sapphic vampire books in 2021 i am loving this.

i love that this book seems to have girls teaming up against the bastard men who hurt them that is some good shit. also is this set in the 80s/90s?? because i would fucking love that AND the crimped hair,,, yeah i have some hair crimping regrets i sympathise with you holly.

also here's the tiny synopsis since it will probs be replaced at some point but i would like to memorialise it and all its greatness: 'When the va
Sonia Hartl
Apr 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote this and I love it!

Writing this book was a cathartic experience for me, but it does have some content that won’t be for everyone, so I wanted to provide some CWs before ARCs come out. I won’t be checking this space or reading any reviews after posting this, so if you’d like clarification on anything I list here, please reach out to me through my website.

Content Warnings:
There is a lot of blood in this
Body horror
Coercion described through memory
Attempted sexual assault on pa
Holly Hughes
Thank you to the Canadian Manda Group for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

”Wanting to love and be loved wasn’t a weakness.”

4.5 stars

I was so excited for this book, and I’m so excited it (very mostly) lived up to my expectations! Full review to come.

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I absolutely loved Sonia Hartl's debut Have A Little Faith in Me, but this. THIS!!!! This right here is almost assuredly going to be what revives vampire books for me.

The John Tucker Must Die vibes? But with vampires
Apr 23, 2020 marked it as to-read
Holly sets out to kill her ex AND STEAL HIS GIRL according to the author on twitter
I need this
Emily (emilykatereads)
Apr 22, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: anticipated-2021
queer lady vampires is literally all I need from 2021
Lea (drumsofautumn)
I hadn't heard about this book until this tweet by the author made it onto my timeline and.. HOLY CRAP! THIS SOUNDS SO GOOD!

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Idris Grey
Jun 04, 2021 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I received a complimentary advance copy of this book from the publisher at the U.S. Book Show in exchange for an honest review. I'm very excited and I can't wait to finish this story. RTC ...more
Cassidy Newman
Aug 03, 2020 marked it as to-read
sapphic vampire sapphic vampire SAPPHIC VAMPIRE
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of reading an early copy of this book, which thrilled me to no end.

I am such a Sonia Hartl fan and, although this is a different genre than we're used to seeing from her, it has everything you come to a Hartl novel hoping for: irreverent humour, feminism, hope, and emotional depth.

She brings a fresh and unique spin on vampire lore while honouring the familiar. It's the queer vampire novel I've always wanted!

This book reads like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind + True Bloo
Nour نور
Oct 09, 2020 marked it as to-read
I just saw the "how it started ___ how it ended" tweet from the author about this book and came immediatly here to mark it as TBR because WOW am I stoked someone is writing something original about vampires !

Ann Zhao
Jul 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I first heard about this book when Sonia Hartl posted a Twitter meme about it. I think it might have been “how it started / how it’s going” with her original idea for the book in an old tweet and the book deal announcement. I’ve been excited for it ever since.

Holly has been 16 years old since 1987. She was turned into a vampire by Elton, who promised her a life of immortality and love, but now, 34 years later, he’s dumped her. When Holly meets Rose and Ida, two vampires who were also lured in by
Cora Tea Party Princess
Oct 09, 2020 marked it as to-read
This sounds like So Much Fun and I need it in my life please.

I am here for every part of that description.
May 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Sapphic vampires!! I loved it. Vibes of an early 2010s vampire novel, but make it queer. I loved Holly and the rest of the lost girls.
Milana M (acouplereads)
Jul 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Holly, 16, works the midnight shift at Taco Bell just to make ends meet. She’s not just 16 today, she’s 16 forever. Her ex-boyfriend Elton turned her into a vampire in the 80s and now she’s stuck with an unshaven patch of hair on her legs, crimped hair and working dead end jobs while Elton runs around living his best life after dumping her on the side of the road at a gas station. Holly’s afterlife picks up when she meets Rose & Ida, Elton’s previous girlfriends… and vampires. The 3 set out on a ...more
Apr 22, 2020 marked it as to-read
Did someone say, gay vampires?
Claire (Wezet) Winternheimer
While the title might bring to mind Kiefer Sutherland, Correy Feldman, and the classic teenage horror/paranormal movies of the 1980's, this is definitely not a story about The Lost Boys. This story is for the teenage girls-turned vampires that give away their humanity for boys that promise an eternity of passion, devotion, and true love. But let's get real, forever is a long time, and do promises really extend to eternity? Definitely not in vampire Holly Liddell's afterlife. Holly was sucked int ...more
Hayley Eliza
The Lost Girls is described as a John Tucker Must Die style revenge with scorned vampire ladies! This premise immediately had me hooked as it is so very common within vampire fantasy that eternal love is, well, forever. It was so refreshing to see a realistic take on what would happen if a teenager was caught up in the supernatural; and the fact that Holly is stuck with crimped hair for eternity has me second guessing all my fashion choices (y’know just in case) 😉

What I primarily loved about thi
Melissa Anderson
Jun 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
First, I would like to thank the publisher for this arc in exchange gor my honest review.

It's been awhile since I've read a vampire novel. They just seem to pass me by these days. This, however, is not your usual vampire story. Sunlight, stake through the heart, garlic, these things don't bother vampires. If a limb is severed, it grows back immediately. All woukds heal instantly. Humans are repelled by them, they can sense their otherness. This vampire story is about Holly, a forever sixteen yea
Jul 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the vampire book everyone needs! Holly is basically an unkillable vampire - totally dead - and she's working at Taco Bell. Her kind isn't vulnerable to sunshine and can't be killed with a stake or garlic. Death for these vampires requires a complex ritual. The problem is, Holly really wants to kill her maker, Elton, who's spent the last two hundred years preying on one girl after another. Also, any time Elton wants to move around, Holly is required to move with him. She's spent thirty ye ...more
Jun 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I was very excited to receive an ARC of the Lost Girls and I loved it. I loved the Sapphic romance. I also loved the found family and themes of forging your own future despite your past. The characters were all fantastic and wonderfully developed. Each of the girls had their own interesting backstories with the mistakes that brought them all together. I also loved how the vampire lore was made in this one. It felt unique and was an interesting portrayal of vampires. There was a lot of humor and ...more
Jamie Lynn Lano
LGBT+ rep: bi f x3, ace f (indicated likely biromantic), wlw (both bi)
CW: lots of death but nothing graphic (I mean, it’s a vampire book)

It’s also said that most vampires “abandon heterosexuality” when no longer under the confines of human society, which I took to mean that in general, vampires in this universe are open to different sexual and romantic possibilities than they were when alive.
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 ⭐️
I love this book! I was immediately sold when this book was described as John Tucker Must Die meets vampires. I stayed for the found family storyline, letting go of the past and building your own future despite your past.
This book is going to be so big once it’s released and I’m so happy I’ve had the opportunity to read it before it’s release!
Kelsey Rodkey
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A new adventure from the hilarious and feminist Sonia Hartl! John Tucker Must Die meets Twilight in this 21st century take on the teen vampire phenomenon. It'll leave you laughing, crying, and considering becoming one of the undead by the end. ...more
Shannon Smith
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm so excited for this to be out, I love love love this premise!! ...more
Oct 10, 2020 marked it as to-read
saw the author tweet about it and im curious now let's go lesbians ...more
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