Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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

Synopsis: 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 . . .

Lament is a dark faerie fantasy that features authentic Celtic faerie lore, plus cover art and interior illustrations by acclaimed faerie artist Julia Jeffrey.

My Review:  "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 nonstop.

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.

Go read this book! I dare you...

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