The Faerie Queen's Deception

eBook - 2010
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Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a painfully shy but prodigiously gifted musician. She's about to find out she's also a cloverhand-one who can see faeries. Deirdre finds herself infatuated with a mysterious boy who enters her ordinary suburban life, seemingly out of thin air. Trouble is, the enigmatic and gorgeous Luke turns out to be a gallowglass-a soulless faerie assassin. An equally hunky-and equally dangerous-dark faerie soldier named Aodhan is also stalking Deirdre. Sworn enemies, Luke and Aodhan each have a deadly assignment from the Faerie Queen. Namely, kill Deirdre before her music captures the attention of the Fae and threatens the Queen's sovereignty. Caught in the crossfire with Deirdre is James, her wisecracking but loyal best friend. Deirdre had been wishing her life weren't so dull, but getting trapped in the middle of a centuries-old faerie war isn't exactly what she had in mind . . . Lament is a dark faerie fantasy that features authentic Celtic faerie lore, plus cover art and interior illustrations by acclaimed faerie artist Julia Jeffrey.
Publisher: [United States] : North Star Editions, 2010
ISBN: 9780738722290
Branch Call Number: Hoopla eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Alternative Title: Faerie queen's deception


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Maggie Stiefvater is a powerhouse YA author. You don't want to miss her first novel, a darkly romantic tale of Faerie.

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Dec 30, 2019

I'd forgotten about this book but rediscovered it while reading some of this authors other books. As always, amazing writing that draws me in and doesn't let go!

mvkramer Jun 19, 2016

The main character in this book has a major case of the Bella's. Her supernatural boyfriend says she's wonderful and amazing and "good at everything" - yet the only things we see her do are brood, sulk, make ice cream sundaes, and play the harp. She plays the harp well, I'll give her that, but otherwise she's kind of a vague shadow-person.

Jun 24, 2015

This is a slightly different take on the myth of fairies but it works. A lot goes on in a very short space of time and not really an end to the story of Deirdre.

Oct 09, 2014

I really liked this book. Having the Tuatha De Danaan as creatures of music was an idea that make sense, but had never occurred to me. Her use of folklore and Celtic music was incredible. I normally am not a fan of romance, but in this book it really makes sense, considering the old stories with faeries always had love and romance in them.Omitting that element would seem untrue to the original form.
At times this book can get a bit slow, but you just need to hang in there.

Sep 28, 2014

Great series steeped in amazing folklore. The ballads she's written herself in the books have the ring of tradition, and had me looking for their sheet music for days (until I finally asked her on line and was told she wrote them). A story of love and impossible odds, this story will definitely stay with you.

ChristchurchLib Feb 03, 2014

"Throwing up due to stage fright isn't usually a great way to meet people, but when handsome Luke helps talented harpist Deidre through a bout of performance anxiety, the connection between them is undeniable. But as Deidre's feelings for Luke increase, so do the strange, apparently magical occurrences that lead Deidre to the truth: she is a cloverhand -- a person who can see faeries -- and Luke is an assassin sent by the faerie queen to kill her. This haunting, "beautiful and out-of-the-ordinary debut novel" (Booklist) from the author of Shiver is sure to enchant readers who can't get enough paranormal romance." Teen Scene February 2014 newsletter

Dec 19, 2013

“Lament” is a haunting novel that follows the increasingly mysterious life of sixteen year old Diedre Monaghan. Diedre is a young and wonderful harp player whose life is turned upside down when she meets Luke Dillon, a town newcomer. Her life soon becomes entangled within a world of secrets regarding Faeries, murder, and Luke himself.
Maggie Steifvater has not disappointed readers with this novel. It is a breath-taking read, and will keep readers on the edge of their seats the entire way through. The characters are incredibly likeable, and readers will find that they are not simply reading the story, they are actually living it. The setting is vividly described and well thought out, and the plot is never boring. The entire story is incredibly interesting, and there is never a dull or slow moment. Overall, the novel “Lament: The Fairy Queen’s Deception” is a read that is worth any reader’s time.
Due to some rather colourful swears that are found throughout the novel, the author of this review recommends this novel for teens who are fourteen and above. There are no real “hidden meanings” within the book, and (with the exception of a few spots) there is no need to “read between the lines” while reading “Lament”. Due to this, this novel would not be recommended for a “book talk” or school assignment, but would be better suited as a pleasure read. “Lament: The Fairy Queen’s Deception” can be described as a dark, fantasy/romance novel, and is highly recommended by the author of this review.

Sep 01, 2013

Had I not known that 'Lament' was Maggie's debut novel and the fact that she has written incredible books like 'The Raven Boys' and 'The Scorpio Races' (which is my current favorite book!) I would've stopped reading it after the third chapter. For the first 5 chapters I kept thinking that there was a prequel to 'Lament' because the interaction between Luke and Dee was too familiar, as if they've known each other for a while. The shift from strangers to acquaintances to lovers was a little strange for me and the faerie history too vague. I still don't understand why Luke called his keys his 'secrets' (maybe I'm just stupid). the book got better towards the end but generally it left a lot to be desired. Like I said, if it was anyone but Maggie I would not continue with this series but I'm curious to see how she does in 'Ballad.'

Dec 16, 2012

Soooo good. I was addicted. Going to read "Ballad" soon!!!!

Hufflegirl Jul 29, 2012

I loved the Shiver series and was super excited to be able to read another one of her books. It was an amazing story, with many twists and secrets revealed. I cannot wait to read Ballad!

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