Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Series: Books of Faerie #1
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.
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