Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Published: 2008 (us) 2011 (UK)
Find it: Amazon
Sixteen-year-old Dee finds out she is a cloverhand, basically, she can see faeries! Unlike the nice sparkling faeries, Dee is quick to learn they are deadly and dangerous with tricks up their sleeves! A romance isn’t as it seems when she finds herself drawn to the mysterious Luke, a faerie assassin, with his next target being Dee!
I loved this book and was turning pages fast. The faerie lore used was traditional with a twist! Didn’t want this book to end. I think Dee as a character was fantastic! She’s a shy type but also curious, clever and smart. And YES! she wasn’t spineless. Not forgetting a gifted musician. She grows an infatuation with Luke, turning her ordinary life upside down with danger around every corner! Had me gripped, and the faeries were rather scary! I also had a lot of love for Luke, the faerie assassin. With his tormented soul, poor guy!
I’d recommend this book because it has everything a great fantasy story should have, romance, humor, action, danger and magic! I really liked how the faeries were portrayed as frightening and dangerous. As upsetting as the ending was, it was real, unfortunately bittersweet, but it worked.
I can’t possibly give you a favorite part as I loved every second of it, that delved into my imagination!
Some fab quotes
– “Luke, I said, and immediately added, ‘My boyfriend.’ My supernatural, doomed, gorgeous, killer boyfriend.”
– “I once again fought against the desire to bitch-slap a faerie”
-“Wow, you’re never allowed to sleep late again. You’re crankier than a fat guy in stilettos.”
-“she’s the only thing that’s made my life worth living and if that’s all I get, a few months with her- a few days, it’s more than I’ve ever hoped for (Luke)
-“Delia was an overbearing cake with condescending frosting, and frankly, I was on a diet.”
-“I let him get a few steps away, and then I asked the burning question. ‘Why were you here?’ Luke shrugged. ‘You wanted saving, didn’t you?”
I could go on forever…… you should 100% read this book. I will review Ballad the second book soon. Hope you like my fanart…. getting creative!
About the author
Maggie Stiefvater’s life decisions have revolved around her inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space, and coming to work in your pyjamas are frowned upon when you’re a waitress, calligraphy instructor, or technical editor (all of which she’s tried), but are highly prized traits in novelists and artists (she’s made her living as one or the other since she was twenty-two) Maggie now lives a surprisingly eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, and multiple neurotic dogs. ( This is reference to the “about the author” page taken from Lament)
Ha! Just wow! Maggie has truly found her calling and I have great admiration for her. She reminds me of myself having tried and tested so many paths in life…. I hope and feel like I have found my calling also. If I ever get as close to having even one successful novel as Maggie, I would be over the moon…. ( round it twice and back again!!)