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The Lost Girl – Will there be a sequel?

September 15, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Lost Girl
by Sangu Mandanna

The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

Summary: Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination—an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her “other”, if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.Now she must abandon everything she’s ever known—the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love—to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.

What Eva finds is a grief-stricken family; parents unsure how to handle this echo they thought they wanted; and Ray, who knew every detail, every contour of Amarra. And when Eva is unexpectedly dealt a fatal blow that will change her existence forever, she is forced to choose: Stay and live out her years as a copy or leave and risk it all for the freedom to be an original. To be Eva.

From debut novelist Sangu Mandanna comes the dazzling story of a girl who was always told what she had to be—until she found the strength to decide for herself.


Many of our Goodreads friends have read “The Lost Girl” by Sangu Mandanna, or they are currently reading or planning to read it soon. And the verdict has been, so far, overwhelmingly positive.

But one of the most common reactions is the incredulity of the way the book ended, which I will not reveal for the sake of not spoiling the book.

Personally, I am one of those with mixed feelings. While I’m just DYING to know what happens next, I think the book may be MORE POWERFUL as a stand alone. Of course, I will be happy with either one.

So I asked the author herself, and here is what she had to say about it.

“Right now THE LOST GIRL is a standalone, but I always planned for it to be a trilogy and I’m still hoping to have the opportunity to work on sequels (right now it’s very much a case of us waiting to see how well – or badly! – the book does).”

So for those, who HAVE to know what happens next, you may want to spread the word and get your friends on the bandwagon so that a sequel DOES happen.

In the meantime, happy reading!

Go to Katy’s review on Goodreads.

Go to Mitch’s review on Goodreads.

  1. September 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I’ve heard such great things about this book that I definitely plan to read it eventually. I always think it’s such a disappointment when publishers decide not to take on the sequel too. Even though I haven’t read it, I do hope the sequel does happen! 🙂

  2. September 15, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    NYOOO! I’m with you on this one, Katy, I do NOT want a sequel! I loved this book SO MUCH and I think it would definitely be stronger as a stand alone. I can definitely see the appeal of a sequel and I’d love to see how Mandanna explored the next stage of grief in the sequel as Eva readjusts to life, but I don’t think I can handle the emotional drama. I cried waaay too much while reading The Lost Girl, so I’ll probably drown in my tears in the sequels, but I’ll still pick it up if one releases. We’ll see… 😀

    • Katy
      September 15, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      Yeah, it was one of the most powerfully emotionally moving books I’ve read in a while.

      And Mandanna did tell me this:

      I know you said in your review that you thought the book might be more powerful as a standalone, so apologies in advance if the sequels DO happen 😉

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