Review: Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception (Gathering of Faerie) by Maggie Stiefvater

Review:  Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception (Gathering of Faerie) by Maggie Stiefvater

Deirdre finds her talent for the harp and singing has attracted unwanted attention, but also brought a mysterious man to her side. While he doesn’t shy away from the iron she wears as the faerie do, he cannot tell her the whole truth as to who and what he is before her life it completely thrown into disarray.

This story from the first chapter keeps the readers interest through not divulging many details. The plot unfolds as a mystery due to the first person narrative and the character of Luke being unable to talk about himself. Normally I find I want to know more, but as everything kept moving, I found this style fit great with the story. Looking back at the plot, there actually isn’t much there. The action takes place over very little time. There is very little action that actually occurs in the story- beyond someone being ripped apart. Somehow without all the action, it still kept my interest throughout.

I liked the book, and I might look into reading the sequel.

 

Next week: Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

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