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Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
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Jul 24, 09

bookshelves: fantasy-paranormal, young-adult, read-in-2009, favorites, for-review
Read in July, 2009

After reading Shiver and and falling in love with Stiefvater I hurried up and got my hands on her debut, Lament.

Stiefvater has crafted Deirdre, her best friend, James, her love interest, Luke, and the world they inhabit into such great blends of quirk, intelligence, and darkness - in other words, the right elements for the perfect faerie story. The smooth and, quite literally, lyrical writing that Stiefvater brings to the tale add to the magical quality of it all.

As a writer, Stiefvater has a knack for building an air of urgency and making feelings and events develop rather quickly without falling into the trap of melodrama. The loneliness that seems to plague almost all of the characters serves to make the relationships between Deirdre and her two boys seem all the more precious and important...

...To continue reading this review, head over to my blog, The Eclectic Book Lover.
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