Sunday, January 4, 2009

Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater


Title: Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Flux
Publication Date: October 1, 2008
Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Age Group: Young Adult

Deirdre Monaghan is a very talented young musician. She leads a pretty normal life until she meets Luke Dillon. Suddenly, she beings to see things other people can't see and her life takes on a dangerous twist.

Maggie Stiefvater's first young adult novel, Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception, is a great read. Stiefvater's characters are complex and intriguing. The dialogue flows easily, even when Luke is forced to be cryptic about his situation and his part in what is happening with Deirdre. Emotions run high throughout the book as Deirdre struggles to understand her gift of sight, her family's history with the fey, and the current threat posed by the faerie queen. Stiefvater also blends historical faerie lore with the technology of today, creating a sense of drifting between times.

Overall, I greatly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the sequel, Ballad, which is scheduled for release sometime this year.

Thank you to Brooke Taylor for sending me Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception.