A Year Ago Today, I Read: Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

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A Year Ago Today, I Read: Lament by Maggie StiefvaterLament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: Books of Faerie #1
Published by Flux
Pub Date: October 8th 2008
Pages: 325
Format: Paperback | Source: Purchased
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
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5 Stars

Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a painfully shy but prodigiously gifted musician. She's about to find out she's also a cloverhand—one who can see faeries. Deirdre finds herself infatuated with a mysterious boy who enters her ordinary suburban life, seemingly out of thin air. Trouble is, the enigmatic and gorgeous Luke turns out to be a gallowglass—a soulless faerie assassin. An equally hunky—and equally dangerous—dark faerie soldier named Aodhan is also stalking Deirdre. Sworn enemies, Luke and Aodhan each have a deadly assignment from the Faerie Queen. Namely, kill Deirdre before her music captures the attention of the Fae and threatens the Queen's sovereignty. Caught in the crossfire with Deirdre is James, her wisecracking but loyal best friend. Deirdre had been wishing her life weren't so dull, but getting trapped in the middle of a centuries-old faerie war isn't exactly what she had in mind . . .

Lament is a dark faerie fantasy that features authentic Celtic faerie lore, plus cover art and interior illustrations by acclaimed faerie artist Julia Jeffrey.

This was my first time reading a book about fairies and I really liked it!

I loved Maggie’s style of writing, it flows so smoothly. I thought Deirdre handled herself remarkably well after discovering she can see faeries and that they’re after her. She did seem a little naive about James though, but don’t they always. Helllllo! Of course your best friend is in love with you! Luke was very intriguing and at times scary. I never knew what he was going to do or what his intentions were, but I guess that was part of his mysterious persona. Whatever the reason, I liked Luke in a I-know-he’s-bad-for-me-but-I-just-can’t-help-myself kind of way.

Now…James…James, James, lovely, lovely James…I LOVED James!! His sarcastic personality had me eating out of the palm of his hand. Gimme more James! Oh, and I liked that Dee and James were musical prodigies of unconventional instruments. No guitar or piano for these two, oh no, harp and pipes. :D

Overall the story is romantic and suspenseful and the ending is bittersweet.


About Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater

Professional novelist by day and artist by night, Maggie Stiefvater is the author of the Books of Faerie (Lament and Ballad); the bestselling Shiver trilogy (Shiver, Linger, Forever), as well as The Scorpio Races and The Raven Boys. Stiefvater lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children.

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Jess is a 30 something female living in Texas. Most days you will find her on Twitter, giving her opinion on her latest reads, her latest tv obsessions, movies, and hot dudes. In her free time she loves to watch tv, movies, and of course, read tons of books with hot dudes in them. She also makes time to run this blog. :)

2 Responses to “A Year Ago Today, I Read: Lament by Maggie Stiefvater”

  1. Cari

    Luke is my love!!! This and Shiver are a my two Maggie favorites. I liked Lament better than Ballad.

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