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Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
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Jun 02, 10

bookshelves: 2009, ya
Read in November, 2009

I liked this book, enjoyed the storytelling. I was disappointed by the bittersweet ending, but, even so, I think it was the right ending, even as I was holding out for the happily ever after.
I still had lots of questions when the book ended. I'm hoping some of them will be addressed in the sequel.
I didn't know how/why the aunt was able to steal her sister's voice. Did she make a deal with the faeries? How did that happen?
What makes Deirdre able to see the faeries, read minds? Why is James psychic? I liked how all the various threads came together and I enjoyed her take of the faerie world.
So, on to the sequel.
I'd recommend this for fans of urban fantasy.

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Albie46 Oh, I'm glad you liked this book. I had a feeling it was a good book, just not one that I enjoyed so much. I have the sequel here, and am going to try and read it soon.


kari Albie46 wrote: "Oh, I'm glad you liked this book. I had a feeling it was a good book, just not one that I enjoyed so much. I have the sequel here, and am going to try and read it soon."

The ending was kind of a disappointment but I really like her storytelling. I do think Shiver is a far better book and I was left with lots of questions but I did like it overall.


Albie46 I think Shiver was far better too. I think I read on her interview somewhere that Lament is supposed to be a five book series? Five books! That's a lot of faerie stuff to flesh out I guess.

I think one reason I didn't like the book so much was I didn't understand much of what was going on at the time. I shouldn't have read it when I was sick!


kari Albie46 wrote: "I think Shiver was far better too. I think I read on her interview somewhere that Lament is supposed to be a five book series? Five books! That's a lot of faerie stuff to flesh out I guess.

I..."


Well, now that I've read the sequel, she's going to lose a star on this one. The sequel I didn't care for AT ALL. It's all about Dee's best friend James, who has some kind of muse/sex faerie attracted to him and lots of running around and I didn't care much for it. I'm giving it only a 2.
I don't understand why James got to have his happily ever after and Dee is still just a tortured soul, not okay, didn't like it.
I still enjoy her writing style and the voice of James is wonderfully snarky and funny but this book wasn't good.


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