Monday, February 20, 2012

Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

genre: young adult urban fantasy

Deidre is wicked talented - she sings and plays the harp like an angel.  But on the day of just another competition, she meets Luke, who is as talented as she is and takes a wonderfully uncanny interest in what Deidre is capable of doing.  Happy enough to not ask too many questions, Deidre soon realizes that Luke is much more that he seems and that the shadowy figures that dart in and out of her consciousness are part of the same mystery.  In a world where Faeries are NOT your friend and special powers make you a threat of the worst kind, Deidre has to skirt a fine line between what she really wants and what is good for her.

As my first Celtic-urban-fantasy novel, Lament was great fun.  The Faeire world was actually a bit more complicated than I would've liked, even at the end I felt a little bit like, "huh?" and not all plots were actually tied up as well as I would've liked.   But it's kudos to the author that I still had a great time reading it.  I loved how much music was a part of the story and while following the age-old formula of regular-girl-loved-by-amazing-guy, the romance was still enjoyable to read.  I'd try another book by this author.

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bermudaonion said...

I've read one Faeire book and didn't love it so I may not pick this one up.

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm sure that you may know this quote: "don't judge a book by it's cover". If the faerie book you read wasn't good, you don't have to apply the same thought to this one. Believe me, it is great! I loved it! And... can't wait to read it's sequels!!

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