FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING NOVEL SHIVER “”Ballad is giddy, intoxicating, and threatening all at once. Tamora Pierce. Editorial Reviews. Review. Brenna Yovanoff and Maggie Stiefvater: Author Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie (A Lament Novel Book 2) – Kindle edition by Maggie Stiefvater. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC. Summary: A book with lots to like, but enough flaws to make it worth a borrow, not a buy. Strong major characters, lyrical prose and interesting.

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I really should try some of her books…for something new…. Oh, and Stiefvqter liked the Aunty getting what she had coming Right from page one I knew that this was going to be an introspective novel.

View all 10 comments. Thank goodness we didn’t have to deal with her a lot!

Ballad (Books of Faerie, book 2) by Maggie Stiefvater

stiedvater I was tremendously impressed by how well Stiefvater was able to get inside the mind of a teenage boy, and make his thoughts sound appropriately different from those of a teenage girl. James had a freshness he didn’t have in the first book, while Going into this book i will admit that my mabgie were high. Great review on this one Jill. As for Nuala, she was a welcome muse for him and I found myself completely rooting for the two of them even though I knew she was potentially very dangerous for him to become involved with in any capacity whatsoever.


It had so many moments of wit, sarcasm and charm. Her prose is spare and lyrical, her characters interesting and relatable, her world set up fascinating. Nuala connected with James in a way that i think nobody, including Dee ever had before. I was in awe of that alone.

What neither of them excepts is to develop a relationship. The book differs from Lament, though, as it’s more of a character study interspersed with events that show us the depths of struggle that James experiences. Jan 05, Krystle rated it it was ok. Despite their issues with each other in the beginning of the story, they both seemed to find something in each maggiw that others hadn’t before.

Stkefvater and try again. Just in mafgie you haven’t heard this from thousands of other readers, let me give you a brief list of mysteries that I need solved: No trivia or quizzes yet. The Faerie Queen’s Deceptionmusic prodigy James Morgan and his best friend, Deirdre, join a private conservatory for musicians.

I’m glad that Nuala stjefvater alive and human, i think and that she and James can potentially have a future. However, I’m just going to have to go unreconcilable differences on this one.

A sure sign of success of the author’s efforts to engage the reader. More about that in a sec.

I hoped that in the stiiefvater we’d get to learn more about him. The story is told in the voices of James and Nuala with the occasional unsent text message from Dee, giving some small clues, very small, to what’s happening with her.


Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie

It’s not like he is the best main character ever, but he was sort of funny and most importantly he was way more enjoyable than Dee. Ballad 34 37 Nov 08, Nuala just was who she was, not feeling any guilt or trouble by doing what she did as Luke did.

She certainly knew how to put in him in place at times. James kaggie will love this book, as boy is he vallad with a bang. Now James must choose whom he will save as he comes face to face with the Queen of the Fey who mmaggie Dee dead and the Horned King of the Dead as he’s looking for his next predecessor.

Although I liked Dee in Lamentaside fr I enjoyed this one more than the first book of the series, Lamentbecause a lot of it was from the POV of my favourite character in LamentJames.

I won’t give away anything really important but some people stirfvater want to read anything so those people beware. Also I so permanently love the way Maggie Stiefvater does faeries!