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Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Reviewed by LadyJay for TeensReadToo.com

Deirdre Monaghan is an excellent harpist. At least she thought so until she met the devastatingly handsome Luke Dillon.

Luke's amazing musical skill unlocks something deep within Deirdre. Her talent at the harp becomes unmeasurable; however, other things begin...
Deirdre Monaghan is an excellent harpist. At least she thought so until she met the devastatingly handsome Luke Dillon.

Luke's amazing musical skill unlocks something deep within Deirdre. Her talent at the harp becomes unmeasurable; however, other things begin to happen as well - strange things. Dee discovers that she possesses the power of telekinesis. She also learns to read the thoughts of those around her. Dee knows that Luke is somehow a part of all the craziness that is taking place, but he is unable to reveal his secrets.

Those secrets have the potential of killing both Luke and Dee. Dee must unravel the mystery surrounding Luke before it's too late - for both of them.

Stiefvater has created a novel that is reminiscent of Melissa Marr's WICKED LOVELY. The story centers on a girl who captures the attention of Faerie creatures. Of course, it is the responsibility of the human girl to set the wrong things right once again.

The author's formula veers from the norm by incorporating music into the plot. Dee plays the harp; Luke is a flautist; James, Dee's best friend, plays the bag pipes; all the while snippets of old Irish songs adorn the pages before each section of the novel.

The world of Faerie is becoming more prominent in young adult fiction, and this will be a welcome addition. Look for its sequel, aptly named BALLAD, due out next year.

posted by TeensReadToo on November 2, 2008

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6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Why. . .?

I wish I didn't even pick this book up. I thought it was incredibly unoriginal. Some of the lines seemed like they were straight out of Twilight. The relationship between Deidre and Luke wasn't even close to being believable. "Oh my goodness. I've known you for three...
I wish I didn't even pick this book up. I thought it was incredibly unoriginal. Some of the lines seemed like they were straight out of Twilight. The relationship between Deidre and Luke wasn't even close to being believable. "Oh my goodness. I've known you for three hours--DON'T LEAVE ME." Seriously? She knows NOTHING about this guy but she automatically trusts him? Stupid, stupid, stupid. I could barely get myself to finish it. Its just a fairy version of Twilight. Not an orginal plot at all.

posted by 1766584 on August 16, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2009

    Why. . .?

    I wish I didn't even pick this book up. I thought it was incredibly unoriginal. Some of the lines seemed like they were straight out of Twilight. The relationship between Deidre and Luke wasn't even close to being believable. "Oh my goodness. I've known you for three hours--DON'T LEAVE ME." Seriously? She knows NOTHING about this guy but she automatically trusts him? Stupid, stupid, stupid. I could barely get myself to finish it. Its just a fairy version of Twilight. Not an orginal plot at all.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2010

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    Not So Much. . .

    It took me awhile to get into this book, I can usually tell if I like about after reading the first few pages, but this book it took me longer to find out and I'm still confused about my thoughts on this book. It was like this guy Luke pops up out of nowhere (in girls bathroom to be exact) and Dee completely trusts him and starts hanging out with him like they're old friends or something. And then like a few days later after knowing pretty much absolutely nothing about the guy she practically in love with him! It was weird if you ask me. And I've know a few other books like this where it was love at first sight of whatever, which is fine if the author can pull it off and the chemistry there. But here in this book, not so much. And the ending? I didn't get that at all, I'm sorry it was like it got cut off, like pages seemed to be missing. And then I heard there's a sequel, so I'm like yay, maybe it continues and I won't be oh so confused anymore. Ha, Luke wasn't even in it, and it wasn't even from Dee's point of view. And from what I hear, there isn't going to be any other books. So I'm just wondering. What happened to Luke is he dead or what? So not worth the read if you don't even know what gonna happen. But it was okay, i Suppose. It was better than the Sequel I'll give you that. I wouldnt even waste my time on the Sequel. A book's that great by this author is her most recent one- Shiver. Now that's a captivating book. So worth the read on that one!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    Twilight rip off

    If you held a mirror up to this book you would see Twilight in the reflection. Instead of vampires you have fairies. Instead of the male lead reading minds,the female lead does. The lines are hokey,the plot weak. Alot of the scenes in the book are close to Twilight scenes and lines.You can interchange the charcters to Edward,Bella ad Jacob and not miss a beat.You come to the point where you are hoping the fairies kill her just so the story will end. I finished the book cause I paid for it. But it was awful and a HUGE was of money and time. I could of just reread Twilight. And I didnt want to even give it a star but you cant post till you do.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!

    This book was terrible. Although i only read the first few chapters so far the plot makes no sense. She meets Luke in a funny situation and talks to him like shes known him forever. On their next encounter she he leaves quickly and she doesnt even question it. Im just like wth. She barely knows the guy and suddenly she falls in love with him?! Dont even waste your time reading it. The writing is awesome but the romance makes no sense! The stuff about faeries is cool but come on she doesnt even questions the guys background! Seriously dont try this. The review makes it sound a lot better than it actually is. DO NOT TRY THIS....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2011

    Very poorly written

    Really stupid book. There is no plot whatsoever, and certainly no character development. Suddenly, they are in love, suddenly they are in trouble, suddenly the book ends. No explanation. Don't bother picking it up, its not worth it. If you want a really excellent series, read The Iron Fey series, Iron King, Iron Daughter, and Iron Queen.

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  • Posted April 23, 2011

    Dislike.

    I agree wholeheartedly with Anonymous. I thought this book was atrocious. Rarely do I pick up a book and hate it--in fact, I can't remember a time. But this one, I did. The character's reactions were just unbelievable, except for James, the only SANE and rational character, who of course isn't the one she picks. I can't remember much of the story anymore (I must have blocked it from my memory) but there's a time when she thinks Luke had murdered someone or some such thing--and she just writes it off. SHE HARDLY KNOWS THE GUY. This book just appalled me. I'm sorry I ever read it, and sorrier still that I paid money for it. I'm usually not this harsh... but good LORD. It was bad.

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