February 11, 2011

Lament by Maggie Stievfater

New novel by best-selling author Maggie Stievfater (Shiver, Linger) comes a dreamlike love story that you will love.

Deidre Monahaghn is just a reserved, harp-playing prodigy. But when a mystifying guy named Luke befriends her, Dee can't help but fall for him. But something is off about him, something's strange, out of the ordinary. Dee's becoming a Cloverhand, someone who can see fairies & Luke is somehow tied into the equation in a deadly way. Can Dee figure out what it is before it is too late?

I really enjoyed reading Lament, the writing was detailed, yet easy to understand and not convoluted. 
I thought the  idea of learning to see fairies instead of being born with a 'magical gift' was an interesting and enjoyable alternative from the usual 'gifted at birth'.

Filled with sassy, hillarious one-liners, Lament has comedic characters as well as serious characters that provide a good balance between comedy, romance, fantasy and real life.
 I highly reccomend Lament for fans of Maggie Stievfater, or girls aged 13-16.

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