Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

This is the author of Shiver and Linger, which are hugely popular stories about a couple whose love is threatened by his lycanthropy. Lament is not part of that series, but is a stand alone teen novel about a young harpist called Dee, who meets a gorgeous flute player at a recital. He keeps popping up everywhere, and soon they’re flirting with each other. Problem is, that when Luke showed up, so did a creepy freckled guy who keeps leaving four leafed clovers everywhere. And so did her powers of telepathy and telekinesis. Soon Dee is beginning to see fairies, and things start going horribly wrong for her and Luke and for her best friend, and her family too. Luke isn’t what he seems either.

Whilst this is a well-written fantasy, it didn’t have the same appeal to me as Shiver and Linger as there wasn’t the same depth of character and the peripheral characters were not as involving. Having said this, it is aimed at a younger reader, 13+ whereas Shiver and Linger are probably for older readers 15+. This book still packs a punch and once you’re into it, it’s very hard to put down. Especially good for readers who are into celtic mythology, faeries and romance.

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~ by ConsanguineousMind on November 8, 2010.

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