Lament by Maggie Stievfater
by Maggie Stievfater
Release Date: January 3rd 2011
Series: Books of Faerie
Other books in series: Ballad
Buy it: Amazon
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 . . .
Deirdre Monaghan is a gifted harp player, like she is one of the best there us. Not only that shes a cloverhand- someone who can see Faeries! How cool is that? And she only discovers this when she meets the alluring Luke Dillion!
The Faeries have even noticed Diedre. (Not a big fan of her name) and so they want to cause some bad business. The Faerie Queen has sent someone to kill ...Deidre doesn't really know Luke very well so as she does she explores her feelings for him as well.
I enjoyed reading this book. I didn't think it would be very good seeing as it's a debut novel and all but what can I say? I was definitely surprised! The plot was even well paced and I was thoroughly engaged. I had a pretty hard time putting this book down, even when I really needed to! Deirdre's character is so cool. I love her and how she's the perfect female heroine.
Fey are kinda common in literature but boy did I love Stiefvater’s take! I also enjoyed the musical element that was portrayed throughout the novel, it added so much to the novel.
Ballad the sequel to Lament, will be available very soon ...I can’t wait!