Girls*Heart* Books: Review: 'Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception' by Maggie Stiefvater

Monday, August 13, 2012

Review: 'Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception' by Maggie Stiefvater

Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception
Books of Faerie #1
By: Maggie Stiefvater
Published: On October 8th, 2008 by Flux

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. 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...

Let me start by telling you all that I have read this book 100 times if I've read it once. I don't reread books, people. I just don't. Sure, I'll flip through it again if and when a movie comes out so I can have it fresh in my mind (easier to complain that Hollywood-did-this-Hollywood-did-that that way), but I don't tend to miss characters so much that I stop reading my newly-purchased book (which is wonderful) to go back into this universe again. So this alone should tell you how good this is, but I suppose you want a real review, yes? But of course.

Lament is the story of Deirdre Monaghan, and how those psychopathic faerie peoples evilevilevil the Fae wants to kill her, which is very dramatic and frightening and gripping, but in all honesty...I think I love this book for Luke. I love Luke. I don't care if he's the villain, shh! I find him charming and wicked and absolutely lovely- Come on, who doesn't love a guy who will wander into the "despicable" girls bathroom, just to hold your hair back while you vomit? And still think you're worthy of the name, "Pretty Girl" afterwards? Tell me that is not awesome..

Ahem. Book. I love the story itself, too, guys, really. It is probably my favorite love story, story of the Fae, of all time. None of the characters are forgotten or brushed aside, none of them pointless, and I can say honestly there have been useless characters in many books I have read (this bothers me...)

It takes a lot to get me to love a book this much, and have no complaints. This book right here is the reason I am a fan of Maggie Stiefvater. This book secures me as a Forever Fan, and I will always have a copy of this book on my shelves. I recommend this book every which way :3

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About The Author:

All of Maggie Stiefvater's life decisions have been based around her inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space, and coming to work in your pajamas are frowned upon when you're a waitress, calligraphy instructor, or technical editor (all of which she's tried), but are highly prized traits in novelists and artists. She's made her living as one or the other since she was 22. She now lives an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, two neurotic dogs, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki.

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