Jess's Reviews > Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception

Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
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May 27, 09

bookshelves: fantasy, young-adult
Read in May, 2009

On the surface, the plot is a lot like Wicked Lovely (and probably a lot of other YA fairy books, too, but it's a newish genre to me) - the setting is our real, ordinary, contemporary world, and a teen girl finds herself interacting with fairies - malevolent fairies, or as one of the characters says, homicidal fairies. That's right - the key difference between this and Wicked Lovely is that this has snark. Lots of delicious snark. It's got the drama, the romance, the frightening undercurrent, the evil queen, etc., but it's also got characters who feel like real, nerdy, snarky high school students. While it turns out that I'm not a big fan of the fairy genre on its own, when it's presented like this, I'm sold. Looking forward to the sequel.
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