Monday, September 26, 2011
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception [Book Review]
By: Maggie Stiefvater
Publication: October 1, 2008
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Summary: Sixteen year old Deirdre Monaghan is a prodigiously gifted musician. She’s about to find out she’s also a cloverhand - one who can see faeries. Unexpectedly, Deirdre finds herself infatuated with a mysterious boy names Luke who enters her ordinary life, seemingly out of thin air. But his increase in her might be something darker than summer romance. When a sinister faerie name Aodhan shows up with a deadly orders from the Faerie Queen, it forces Dee right into the midst of Faerie. Caught in the crossfire with Deirdre is James her wisecracking but loyal best friend. Deirdre had been wishing her summer weren’t so dull, but taking on a centuries-old Faerie Queen isn’t exactly what she had in mind.
The plot was great also because it kept me interested and reading till the end just to know what will happen with Deirdre and Luke. Earlier I thought that this book was going to be similar to the Iron King’s settings (which I have not read yet but I heard that Megan was brought to a fairy world) but everything took place in her own town.
The characters were awesome as well. But then it felt as if the villains were only doing an OK job. Usually I would be screaming at the book because of the evildoing’s but I didn’t have that much of a reaction on this book. Deirdre didn’t get on my nerves at all and Luke was trying to be mysterious, if you know what I mean. James was probably the funny character because everything he mentioned had a joke to it.
This was an awesome read. I went at a reasonably fast pace. At first, I was skeptical to actually read this at all because it seemed very vague and I didn’t expect to love this book either at all. Surely enough, it wasn’t what I had expected it to be at all. It’s got romance, with a mix of mystery in it as well which I loved. This is the second book that I have read from Maggie Stiefvater and I definitely enjoyed this a lot more than Shiver.
The reason I didn’t give it a full 5 stars was because there were specific parts in the story that I felt they didn’t explain enough. Like it was just “glossed over”. Let me know if you felt that way as well if you’ve read it as well. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an easy and quick read and is also looking for a story with a mix of romance, mystery, and faeries. [:
Finished on: August 15, 2011