Friday, June 1, 2012

Lament: The Fairy Queen's Deception

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Series: Books of Faerie Book #1
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Publisher: Flux
Released: October 8, 2008
Summary: courtesy of 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.
For Fans Of: Wings, Shiver, and Paranormalcy
My Review: This has got to be the best faerie book I’ve ever read. It holds true to the myth of the Fae. Beautiful, lyrical, loves music and are very sly. I tend to like the mythological creatures that stay true to the main myth.
I also enjoyed the ‘forbidden’ love between Deirdre and Luke. I always love the forbidden love- can’t ya tell? He was so good to her trying to protect her from the faeries and the Queen. It was also heartbreaking to find out Luke’s past story of why he is what he is.
And of course the love triangle. Hate ‘em but can’t live without ‘em. This one was good because it ended how I wanted it to end. Those are the best love triangles; when they go your way.
I love, love music, so this book really spoke to me whenever they would talk about music.
It was a magical read. Definitely everything I like in a fantasy book; romance, action, adventure, and music!

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