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August 29, 2009

Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater

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 . . .

This book was very interesting and gripping! I sometimes felt as if I was in the book, which at times I have to admit was not really a good thing. But the description was so powerful and so well executed that I could not help but be drawn in!

The characters were very believable even the fake ones I really wished that I knew Deirdre I wanted to be her and James' friend! The plot fell together perfectly and had some red herrings along the way!

Also Maggie is so multi-talented that you have to experience it!


Here is the trailer for the sequel!!!! And yes Maggie wrote the book, played the music and drew the pictures!

See what I was talking about multi talented!



  1. This book has been on my wishlist for awhile now. I'm going to have to bump it up because it sound really good. Thanks for the review. And that's cool that she actually wrote the music and drew the pics for the book trailer.

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