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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.

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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 July 24, 2010

    Sad!

    Great characters and plot, but if you have a heart, this book will break it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2011

    Okay...

    Maggie's Shiver is one of my favorite books so reading Lament felt like a natural thing to do. However, I'm on the fence w/ this one. Maybe b/c I didn't grow up hearing stories about Fairies, but Dee's easy acceptance of fairies hopping around and running amuck seems almost silly! And Luke showing up basically out of thin air and then the two of them becoming joined at the hip! No one seems to question the reality of this. It's just "Oh hey, strange guy. What? Fairies are messing w/ us? Okay."

    Also, the editing seems a little sloppy. One example - I think it's the point where Luke tries to explain to Dee why he is being controlled, he hasn't made mention of any name/title, but Dee knowingly comments on the existence of a queen. Little things like that bother me; It jolts the reader out of the moment. I'm hoping Ballad will be better. I still love Maggie though!

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  • Posted October 24, 2010

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    The book in general was really good. I loved the characters and the plot but in the beginning i was confused. How did everyone just know about faeries. Maggie Stiefvater never really explained that which had me confused for the first few chapters. If you enjoyed Maggie Stiefvaters other books or maybe Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely then you will enjoy this book

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