BALLAD. Read an excerpt from Flux. Nuala is part muse, part psychic vampire. Her mark across history is unmistakable: a trail of brilliant poets, musicians, and. Information and extras for Lament and Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater, including Celtic music written for the books. 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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She doesn’t leave you dangling off the edge of some precipice for ten months while you wait for the gods of publishing to put out the next book. I loved it and i recommend it!!!!! Another great novel by Maggie Stiefvater, this author can do no wrong! Notify me of new comments via email. This is probably a 2.

Is Luke out of the picture completely now? And Paul’s, since he kind of saved the day.

The previous one, this one and other stories not related to Maggie. I had expected Ballad to be a continuation of Dee’s story, so the complete lack of development and conclusion of her character was underwhelming. The third of the trilogy, if you will. Still magtie for Requiem This is only because with the Wicked Lovely books and now Lament books – I’ve read all the books at once.

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater

While she slowly withers away inside, due to prior events, a fire is kindling between James and Nuala, a faerie who feeds on the energies of others to survive. So she takes all this stuff into herself. Ballad starts right where Lament left off; James and Dee have enrolled a After reading the mesmerising Lament, I was eagerly awaiting this book with so much anticipation, that I wondered on more than one occasion, whether the story would live up to my expectations. But once he gets there, Dee barely talks to him.


He is mentioned but does not make an appearance. I didn’t think that James would get his happy ending, but I am glad that he did. Paperbackpages. She is an assassin just as much and no better than Luke. One of the criticisms I had heard about for this book was involving Dee.

And it’s saying something, for me, that I read two books about faeries — never my favorite topic, especially after my Melissa Marr experience gone bad — just to read more of her stuff, even though Lament, and Ballad are not, in some ways, as tightly written as Shiver, my hands-down favorite of hers.

James had a freshness he didn’t have in the first book, while Going into this book i will admit that my expectations were high. Going into this book i will admit that my expectations were high.

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Jun 27, Jenny rated it really liked it Shelves: James practically jumped out of the pages and came to life for me, and I felt sad when it was over. It hooks you right from the start and seems to flow with a lyric all of its own.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. I actually read somewhere that Maggie Stiefvater’s 1 goal for readers is: Sullivan would put up with it for very long. I still liked it, but I don’t need to read it a third time. I am looking forward to reading the next story, as there’s so much more to explore as Dee, James and those who survive the latest round of attacks from the fey will be dealing with.

James was the character I liked best in Lament, anyway.

Yes I did like Nuala’s character — she was a great mix of vulnerability and toughness, and her particular breed of faerie was unusual and posed all sorts of interesting questions about life and living forever. I’ll agree that Nuala was, in some ways, underdeveloped. You won’t regret it. I’ll defiantly follow her on her journey I read Shiver last fall after Myra McEntire raved about it repeatedly.

But with Hallowe’en approaching, Nuala knows she can’t afford to get close to anyone. Jan 16, Kristi rated it it was amazing Shelves: My love affair with this book started on the first page, like it was written just for me and me alone.


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. Katie Downing This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [Yes. Seeing as how Ballad is the sequel to Lament, which I reviewed earlier.

Thank goodness we didn’t have to deal with her a lot! No longer are we focused on Dee, but on her best friend James. View all 3 comments.

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie

It is pretty mmaggie by the end of the book and for me throughout the book if you pick up on the clues that Dee is spiraling down into a deep depression and is not in stiefvqter good frame of mind.

Ballad was my favourite out of this and Lament although I was happy with the non-happy sttiefvater in Lament but I think that James is made of awesomesauce – so, you know, I was bound to like this one better: The cover is pretty-ish though!

Buy Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater at Amazon. A Gathering sgiefvater Faerie to come out. I would have given this book 5 stars, but I did feel like there were some holes in the story when I really wanted detail, a chapter would end and then pick up right after an event instead of hearing about an event.

This book if from James’ perspective and takes off on a different but related direction th I think that the more I read by Maggie Stiefvater the more I love her books. These answers are kind of important to me.