Sunday, May 6, 2012

Book #15 - Lament

Maggie Stiefvater could write a vignette on a napkin and I would eagerly lap up every brilliant word - in the world of awesome young adult fiction, she's tops the list of my favorites.

Lament is a fine example of her literary genius.

While it lacks the poetic flare of her blockbuster werewolf love trilogy, Shiver, Linger and Forever, Lament is a page turner in its own right.

At its core, Lament is a love story, featuring the human Diedre, and the faery assassin sent to kill her, Luke Dillon. He's a formidable hero, worthy of a few teenage crushes.

While the story is reminiscent of Melissa's Marr's amazing WICKED LOVELY series, Lament incorporates music - Deidre is a harpist, Luke plays the flute, James, Diedre's best friend is a wizard on the bagpipes, and each chapter begins with a snippet from an Irish tune.

To my surprise, Lament is actually Stiefvater's debut novel - which makes its brilliance even more impressive. Drawn in by the first chapter, I read this novel in almost one sitting. Definitely worth adding to your TBR list.

- Dawn

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  1. hmm... interesting. I had problems w/SHIVER, but not b/c of her beautiful writing. More I felt like it stalled out in beautiful writing land. :D But this might be worth revisiting~ Thanks, Dawn! <3

  2. I want to read her other books, but I loved the Wolves trilogy so much, I'm afraid of not liking her other work!