Book Review: Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

Ok, so I know I was supposed to post about Linger next, but I just finished Lament last night so Linger will have to wait.

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. When a mysterious boy enters her ordinary suburban life, seemingly out of nowhere, Deirdre finds herself infatuated. Trouble is, the enigmatic and conflicted Luke turns out to be a gallowglass—a soulless faerie assassin—and Deirdre is meant to be his next mark. Deirdre has to decide if Luke's feelings towards her are real, or only a way to lure her deeper into the world of Faerie.

Once again Maggie has managed to impress me with her amazing writing skills. It definitely wasn't what I was expected after reading Shiver and Linger. It was almost a totally different writing style. I couldn't even tell it was her, because I'm so used to Shiver. :)
I love the way this book starts. That's why I bought this book in the first place. I read a chapter sampler on Amazon and it caught my attention. I loved the characters too, though I'm a little disappointed there wasn't more about James. If you've ever read The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, James kind of reminded me of Simon at first. I stress the words At First. Haha. I think I like James more than Simon. James is pretty cool. For a bagpiper. And then there's Luke. Hmmmm, I was just trying to decide weather or not I liked him or Sam (from Shiver and Linger) better. Luckily they're completely different so I don't have to decide :D Oh and I loved the Faeries. Especially Una, and Freckle Freak. Well actually I don't like Freckle Freak. He's scary. If you read it you'll get what I mean.
But anyway, I love this book. I'm definitely going to keep it and read it again. I started Ballad this morning so keep an eye out for that one!

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