Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
The Faerie Queen's Deception (Gathering of Faerie)

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"Vibrant and potent, YA readers searching for faerie stories will be happy to find this accomplished debut novel."
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"This beautiful and out-of-the-ordinary debut novel, with its authentic depiction of Celtic Faerie lore and dangerous forbidden love in a contemporary American setting, will appeal to readers of Nancy Werlin's Impossible and Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series."
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"Part adventure, part fantasy, and wholly riveting love story, Lament will delight nearly all audiences with its skillful blend of magic and ordinary life."
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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.



About Maggie Stiefvater

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Maggie Stiefvater is the author of the bestselling Shiver Trilogy (Shiver, Linger and Forever). She attended Mary Washington College, graduating with a B.A. in history. She is also an artist, equestrian, musician, and technical editor. She enjoys writing full time from her home in Virginia.
Published October 8, 2008 by Flux. 325 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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YA readers searching for faerie stories will be happy to find this debut novel, an accomplished take on well-loved themes.

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And Luke Dillon, the boy she's falling in love with, is a gallowglass, a faerie assassin sent to kill Deirdre by the faerie queen.

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Lament: the Faerie Queen's Deception follows teenage introvert and harp-sensation Deirdre Monaghan as she befriends a strange new boy, Luke Dillon, who appears at her school during a musician's contest.

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