Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Lament: a faerie queen's deception

Lament: a faerie queen's deception

by. Maggie Stievevater

# of pages: 336

Age range: 14 +

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.

Just to get it out there, i thoroughly enjoyed this book. But, don't judge the book by the cover because, much to your surprise and mine, the book takes place in the present time. Also, the synopsis isn't exactly correct, it's a tad bit exaggerated. So here's my synopsis of the book.

Deirdre (love the name) is your typical sixteen year old, typical musical genius that is. At a music competition she meets a mysterious and enchanting boy by the name of Luke. Gorgeous as an angel, Deirdre doesn't know why he's interested in her. But when in Rome...

So Luke and Deirdre hook up, the Edward and the Bella so to speak, but Luke has many secrets. Secrets that could seriously ruin a relationship. And there's the whole problem of the creepy clover boy who keeps popping up everywhere. And why is it that Deirdre just discovered she has, some interesting abilities to say the least, just when Luke came into her life? And why does her grandmother know Luke, he's only a year older than her, right?

So of course Deirdre finds out Luke was sent to kill her buy the faerie queen, who made Luke her assassin after he rejected her - tough breakup, huh? But Deirdre is in too deep - in love that is - and so is Luke. And deceiving the queen is never a good idea, so both Deirdre and Luke find themselves paying the high price of love.

A page turner for sure, Lament was a very entertaining novel and i can't wait to read the sequel, Ballad coming out in the fall. It's a great series for all you faerie lovers, twilight lovers, and paranormal romance lovers. You won't be disappointed!

If you liked Lament, check out:

Deadly little secrets - laurie faria stolarz
Bones of Faerie - Jammie Lee Simner
Night world series - L.J Smith
Vampire Diaries - L.J. Smith
Tithe - holly black
Posion Study - Maria V. Snyder
Evernight - Claudia Gray

Here's the URL to Maggie Steivaters website - http://www.maggiestiefvater.com/index.php

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