Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lament 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.
Review: I am always a little skeptical when getting into faerie stories, but I thought this one was pretty good. The mystery started pretty early on and that kept me interested. I did think that the plot dragged a little bit in the middle. I think Luke's story added a lot of intrigue and made the story line unique and entertaining. Deirdre and Luke were both interesting characters and overall, I liked getting to know them, although Deirdre had a few moments where she was kind of annoying. James was really funny and I hope he continues to have a part in the sequel. I wish Delia's role in everything had been explained more, hopefully it will be in the future. I also thought the ending was a little bit anticlimatic after everything leading up to it. I was pleasently surprised with how captivating this book was. I didn't want to stop reading unitl I was done. I'm glad i won't have to wait for the sequel.

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