Friday, 31 January 2014

Review: Lament by Maggie Stiefvater


Title: Lament

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Series: Books of Faerie #1

Publisher: Scholastic

Publication date: October 8th 2008

Format: Paperback | 356 pages

Genre: YA | Fantasy


Sixteen-year-old Dee is a cloverhand - someone who can see faeries.

When she finds herself irresistibly drawn to beautiful, mysterious Luke, Dee senses that he wants something more dangerous than a summer romance.

But Dee doesn't realise that Luke is an assassin from the faerie world.

And she is his next target.

My thoughts:


I'm a big fan of Stiefvater and one of the things I love about her most is the way she writes. She has the ability to completely draw me into the story from the very first page as if I was always a part of the world she's created. This book was no exception.


I fell in love with the characters of Lament straight away. Dee was so relatable and vulnerable at times that I couldn't help but hope she got a happy ending. Luke was the perfect enigma for a story like this - I loved his mystery and the way Dee had to figure him out. 


The plot revealed no secrets until the very end - the ending of this book was a complete surprise to me which was brilliant since I hate being able to predict what will happen. Lament was packed full of suspense even when there wasn't much action involved. I couldn't help but wait for the moment that everything would go wrong for the characters.


Overall I really liked this read, despite my usual aversion for books involving faeries. I would definitely recommend it for both fans of this author and of this genre.


My rating: 8/10


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1 comment:

Francis Casabuena said...

I haven't read any fae related books but maybe I should start reading Stiefvater books. I didn't notice I have 3 books of her on my wish list.