Lament (Books of Faerie #1)
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING NOVEL SHIVER
" Vibrant and potent, YA readers searching for faerie stories will be happy to find this accomplished debut novel."
– Publishers Weekly
"This beautiful and out-of-the-ordinary debut novel, with its authentic depiction of Celtic Faerie lore and dangerous forbidden love in a contemporary America...more
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1) Why are fictional YA female characters so stupid?! I don't care how much you are awed by a hot body and perfect blond hair (I'm not too old to appreciate that, though I prefer brown hair) you should not be following around a mysterious guy who openly admits he is dangerous and you think might be trying to kill you! Seriously?! Mysterious is one thing, maybe he's just brooding or misunderstood. Potential first-degree murder - especially your own - is ...more
I can see where people are coming from comparing Luke to Edward Cullen, but...well...I didn't like Twilight, and I DID like this bo ...more
I pre-ordered Lament when I first heard about it a couple months ago. You can imagine my surprise when I received an email confirmation that the book was on the way a little less than a month early!! Needless to say when it showed up on my doorstep Friday, I did a little happy dance right there in front of my neighbors.
And The Story Siren even got a shout out in the novel! Okay, not ...more
Deirdre Monaghan is the average above-average sixteen-year-old. A gifted musician, she goes through the everyday notions of practicing for performances and satisfying her ca ...more
This is my unofficial review to which I honestly don’t know what else to write because, in typical Stiefvater fashion, Maggie has managed to ensnare me on yet another journey of whimsical beings and doomed love. I’ve heard from so many various sources (yes, book friends included) that anything else Stiefvater has written cannot amount to the sheer radiance of The Raven Cycle (so don’t bother), and while I somewhat agree, p ...more
Also, the first chapter was SO FUNNY! Come on, they just started playing toge ...more
Besides that (removing at least 2 stars for the terrible cliche of it all), the fae side of this was handled beautifully. I had fun, once the compulsive eye-rolling stopped. The writing is actually pretty good, and the illustrations were nice too.
Fairies done right (intriguing and vicious), the joys/sorrows of young love, and natural feeling amusing dialogue; combined with a seductive sadness undertone to the writing makes this book freaking brilliant.
My biggest peeve in this book (other than the whole "let's just not ask questions about anything") is that upon learning that Luke Dillon has killed...a hell of a lot of people, Dee is repelled...for 5 seconds before she's throwing herself back at him, it was ridiculous. Yes, Luke has good reasons for everything he's ding ( a psycho queen tortures his caged soul to get him to do her biddi ...more
First of all, can I just say that I don't read all that much YA, but I am sick to death of the inevitable love triangle. Sick of it! Lament was a little more low-key than others ...more
So here goes (spoiler alert!): Girl meets mysterious Boy who has no personality but is really hot, and Girl decides she is in love with him. Boy is supposed to kill Girl (oops!). Girl finds out Boy has murdered 100s of people and is supposed to murder her. Girl decides she is still in love with Boy even though he has murdered ...more
Surprisingly I didn't enjoy it as much as I did all her other works. o_o I think the main thing that turned me off was the insta-love. <_< It only took a few days for Deirdre and Luke to take off romantically. Even the heroine herself realized this and would think things like "I'm an idiot for doing this. Every nerve is telling me reasons not to but I'm just stupid in love." I hate it when girls lose their sense, and worse- they KNOW it- over a guy.
What's crazy is, rea ...more
I liked the concept of those evil faeries, inhumanly beautiful, powerful and always enjoying to toy with human prey. The connection to Irish folklore and Irish traditional music was well crafted. The suspense factor was also really high.
What did not reach my heart was the supposedly romantic atmosphere - though ...more
Deirdre Monaghan is a normal teenage girl but with musical talent that is well beyond her years. A musical gift that comes so naturally that it could even make the angels weep. Only problem ...more
Deirdre plays the harp. Her best friend James is a piper. And hilarious with it. The two of ...more
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