Book Review: Lament

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

Released: October 1, 2008

Publisher: Flux

Pages: 325

Overall: 4 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. When a mysterious boy enters her ordinary suburban life, seemingly out of nowhere, Deirdre finds herself infatuated.

Trouble is, the enigmatic and conflicted Luke turns out to be a gallowglass—a soulless faerie assassin—and Deirdre is meant to be his next mark. Deirdre has to decide if Luke's feelings towards her are real, or only a way to lure her deeper into the world of Faerie.

I picked this book up multiple times in bookstores and ended up putting it back. After hearing so many great things about it, I decided to just give it a try. I have no idea why I didn’t read this sooner!! Lament was phenomenal. I’m a big fan of fairies, so I’m kind of surprised that I didn’t automatically read this. Maybe it was because of the cover (I know, that’s totally wrong) but I’m not too fond of it.

Maggie Stiefvater did a wonderful job in creating a unique fairy tale. I loved how music was thrown into the mix also – very refreshing and definitely fun to read. Her writing style was brilliant – it gripped me from the beginning and held my attention until the end.

This was a great read and I do recommend others read it. Maggie Stiefvater has just became one of my favorite authors and I can’t wait to read more of her work.



Nina said...

Great review! I do like reading fairy tales and this sounds good. I love books that grabs the readers attention from beginning to end.
Thank you.

Unknown said...

Nice review. This book is on my shelf and really needs to get read. Maybe I can get to it in the next week or so.

Tales of Whimsy said...

That's exactly what happened to me. She's such an amazing writer.

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