Friday, November 25, 2011

Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception - Review

Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception (Books of Faerie, # 1)

By: Maggie Stiefvater

Published: October 8th 2008 by Flux

325 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Personal Library

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Goodreads description--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.

4 Stars.

Finding that I don’t have much to say after my review of Beautiful Darkness.

Lament was really good. I was hooked. When I did have to put it down, I found myself always wanting to read more. I read it quickly (Wednesday to Friday). I was excited about the story line and the characters. And even when my sister-in-law presented me with a KindleFire for my graduation present Wednesday night, I couldn’t stop reading Lament to play with my new toy. Must say again, really like Maggie Stiefvater’s writing. Ballad, book 2 is on my Christmas Wishlist and so is The Scorpio Races (her newest book, but not in this series). Again, I’ll repeat what I said at the end of my Beautiful Darkness review. Beautiful Darkness was 503 pages and Lament was 325 pages. So much more happened (or seemed to happen) in Lament than in Beautiful Darkness. Good stuff. Sorry I don’t have more to say at the moment. Check out Lament.

*Updated: September 6, 2013

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