Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lament - A Review

Lament - Maggie Stiefvater

Information and Synopsis are from the Barnes & Noble website


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 . . .

My Thoughts:

After reading Shiver I just knew I had to run out and by this book. There is something about the way that Maggie writes that calls out to me and I end up lost in her lyrical words. It's amazing really. It's been a long time since a writer has affected me this way. Let me tell you Lament did not disappoint. I loved it!

Lament is a wonderful, mysterious tale of Faerie's and not of the cute fun loving kind.

Deirdre is a very talented harpist and she meets the elusive and mysterious Luke at a competition and then all the strange, unexplainable stuff starts happening. She finds out she can move things and read minds and thoughts, and she discovers the unseen world of the Fae. A world that has affected her family for generations.

We are led through twists and turns of the games faeries play. We learn of the Queen and her need to see Deirdre dead and of her control over the Fae and of Luke. We learn of so much more but that would be giving away too much of this awesome story.

I love how Maggie weaves the tale with a fine sheet of mist so you sense the story unraveling before your eyes with every page you turn. I found myself getting lost in the pages and my day slipping away into the evening as I read.

I can't wait to read Ballad when it comes out in October.


Anonymous said...

Wow this looks like a great book. I'm reading Wicked Lovely right now which features faeries too. I'm currently trying to read about faeries's a nice break from dragons and vampires. Great review and thank for the info!

Nely said...

I have only read Shiver too (which I loved. This sounds fantastic. I might just go out and buy a copy too. Wonderful review. :D

S. Krishna said...

This book really sounds great. I'm adding it to my TBR pile now - thanks!