Monday, February 8, 2010

Review for LAMENT by Maggie Stiefvater


by, Maggie Stiefvater


published: October 1st 2008 by Flux
Paperback, 326 pages

Placement in Pile:

Reaching New Heights


From the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Shiver... Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a prodigiously gifted musician. She's about to find out she's also a cloverhand - one who can see faeries. Unexpectedly, Deirdre finds herself infatuated with a mysterious boy named Luke, who enters her ordinary life, seemingly out of thin air. But his interest in her might be something darker than summer romance. When a sinister faerie named Aodhan shows up with deadly orders from the Faerie Queen, it forces Dee right into the midst of Faerie. Caught in the crossfire with Deirdre is James, her wisecracking but loyal best friend. Deirdre had been wishing her summer weren't so dull, but taking on a centuries-old Faerie Queen isn't exactly what she had in mind.


I have been interested in reading this series for a while, ever since I read (and loved) SHIVER so much last year. I finally checked it out from the library, and I'm glad I did! While I think her writing has matured, and even improved with SHIVER, LAMENT was still very well-written and intriguing. I wasn't totally sucked in right off the bat--I was actually really confused about why she wouldn't question some guy just "showing up" in the bathroom, and everything that happened in the first 50 pages. But by the end, I was competely engrossed. This was a fast, easy read. I'm not sure how I feel about the ending; I'll have to wait and see what happens in the sequel...

Between this and FAIRY TALE ( the other "fairy" based book I read recently) this one was the better one, in my opinion, by far.


SB said...

good review -- did you change your banner? very nice if you did. i apologize that i didn't pay attention before if you didn't

Jami said...

I have been wanting to read this series since Shiver too. I would wonder too why she doesn't a guy just showing up in the bathroom! :)

Book Crazy Jenn said...

Great review, I loved this one - Maggie is a fav. of mine! :)

Aubrey (AKA Stacey) said...

yet another one on my to read list that sounds just FABOULOUS! Thanks for the review Guinevere!