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 . . . (Source: Goodreads)
I loved loved loved Maggie Stiefvater’s other work, especially the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy. Naturally, I wanted to read more by this author and picked up Lament when I was in London for a weekend. The book was okay, but it didn’t sweep me off my feet, like Shiver did for example.
I had a hard time connecting to Deirdre in the beginning. She wasn’t very likable to me. Also, I didn’t think it was very believable how blind she trusts Luke, even when all the signs are screaming DANGER, she still does not even question him when he does something really awful. The last thing that was a bit annoying that the plot twists and suspenseful moments for some reason were so rushed, that I had to go back a page to see if I missed something, because at times I had NO CLUE what was going on….
However, I did like the story itself and wished it had a bit more depth here and there. I think I will read the second book in this series, just because I want to know how the story unfolds 🙂