Review: Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater Published: October 8, 2008 Publisher: Flux Pages: 325 Series: Books of Faerie #1 My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
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 . . .
is a dark faerie fantasy that features authentic Celtic faerie lore,
plus cover art and interior illustrations by acclaimed faerie artist
"Then They will kill you. Haven't you heard the legends? Don't
you know what happens to cloverhands who cannot control the fey? Eyes
gouged out. Paralyzed. Killed."
Why oh why does Maggie Stiefvater write so beautifully? I
can't help but love all of her books and I think I loved this book even
more than the Shiver trilogy but I think this book ties with The Scorpio Races.
I have to say I'm a sucker for a good faerie book. I love them. I would
live in the world of faeries if I could...well maybe not because the
fey are vicious creatures.
Deirdre Monaghan is shy as you can get
and also ordinary. Completely ordinary...until Luke Dillon comes along
and she finds out that she is a cloverhand. One of her many problems is
that Luke is a faerie assassin and he's supposed to kill her because the
Queen wants her dead. And if Luke doesn't kill her Aodhan (a.k.a
Freckle Freak) will.
I can't even begin to tell you how much I
loved this book. It was just plain amazing! Well how do I know I loved
this book? First it's about faeries and as I explained before I love
faerie books. Second Maggie Stiefvater is an amazing writer. And third
but definitely not my last reason I found myself thinking about the book
I also loved the characters. I especially loved James
and Luke even though we didn't really get much of James I felt like I
knew him without really knowing him...anyway he was one of my favorite
characters and my heart broke for him when Deirdre found out that he
loved her because she didn't love him back. I actually started screaming
at the book about how I'd take James...it's a good thing I was at home.