Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception
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(starred review) "This beautiful and out-of-the-ordinary debut novel, with its authentic depiction... show more
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(starred review) "This beautiful and out-of-the-ordinary debut novel, with its authentic depiction of Celtic Faerie lore and dangerous forbidden love in a contemporary American setting, will appeal to readers of Nancy Werlin's Impossible and Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series."–Booklist(starred review) "Part adventure, part fantasy, and wholly riveting love story, Lament will delight nearly all audiences with its skillful blend of magic and ordinary life."—KLIATT (starred review) 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.
Publish date: October 8th 2008
Pages no: 325
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Urban Fantasy
, Paranormal Romance
, Young Adult Fantasy
, Young Adult Romance
Series: Books of Faerie (#1)
I liked the series about the wolves and that was why I wanted to try this series as well. I had little to no knowledge about fairies and whatsoever but I thought; lets give it a try. I was not really what I expected it to be. The love story was weak and not really imaginative, the story itself was n...
Great little faerie story. It's on the more familiar (vs. strange) end of the spectrum; shrinking violet of a girl is elevated from her listless life. Romantic entanglement with probably tragedy at the end. Mercurial faery interference and intervention with rules to twist to one's advantage, schemin...
For the next few days, I am going to start on a Maggie Stiefvater book marathon. My partner really loves her books and I've always meant to get around to them. Well, now is that time to read them all and I decided to start from the beginning! Lament is a really fun book. I enjoyed it a lot. It has...
The Faerie in this book are the faerie of legend, mean, capricious and like to play games with humans. Deirdre aka Dee is a cloverhand, a human who can see faerie. She finds herself drawn to the mysterious Luke who inspires her. However Luke is an assassin from the Faerie world. This is an inte...
I wasn't blown away, but I still really enjoyed it! :) Full review to come soon.