Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater

Lament: The Faerie Queen's
Deception (Books of Faerie #1)
by Maggie Stiefvater
Summary from Goodreads:

"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."


Finally! It's nice finding a book about faeries where the protagonist isn’t a half-fey or princess. Deirdre being a cloverhand spiced things up and I found Maggie Stiefvater creating a new approach to the faerie world. 

The writing style was very insightful and the plot was quite unique compared to other faerie books. Although, I expected a little more action when Deirdre came face-to-face with the Faerie Queen near the ending but instead it lacked of thrill and excitement that I just heard myself say, “That was it?” 

Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading this book.

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