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Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

Books of Faerie #1

Goodreads rating: 3.68

325 pages
Published: 8 October 2008
ISBN13: 9780738713700

My rating: 1.7

This typical girl meets boy faerie novel was quite disappointing, it is  Maggie Stiefvater’s first book and it wasn’t great.

The book is about Deirdre, a musical prodigy who is very shy and insecure. She meets the mysterious Luke and it’s basically love at first sight – maybe I’m biased because I am not a fan of love at first sight stories (fairy-tale issues). Dee then also discovers that she is a cloverhand and can see faeries. Dee is a very emotional character that I didn’t really enjoy and I didn’t think that the story was about much other than her and Luke. But if you enjoy love stories with a sprinkling of faerie then give this one a read. I am going to read the second novel in this series which is about James, Dee’s best friend, review to follow.

I still have hope for Stiefvater as I have heard good things about her later novel’s so I have a few of them on my TBR 🙂


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 . . .

Lament is a dark faerie fantasy that features authentic Celtic faerie lore, plus cover art and interior illustrations by acclaimed faerie artist Julia Jeffrey.


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