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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Instead she sends him dreams that bother him and constantly tries to convince him to do what she wants. I loved the argument James and Dee had in English class couched in terms of Hamlet. Ballad 34 37 Nov 08, I am off to add these to my list!

At this point I feel like I’m holding my breath with the anticipation of hearing if there will be more books in t Wow, I really liked this book. A book with lots to like, but enough flaws to make it worth a borrow, not a buy. The third of the trilogy, if you will. Knowing their history will provide more understanding and empathy with their characters. I liked this more than Lament I think. I think over the course of the story they both really grew as characters and no one can deny that it was because of the other.

It’s a completely different story with a lot of new characters none of whom appealed to me.

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Then hubby brought me Lament as a souvenir from his business trip to Seattle. There’s a lot of things that happen in Ballad and wow, I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds for all of them. Of course, he’s a hard act to follow. Will Dee always be the most powerful cloverhand?


The ending, as always, left me hurt and angry and sad at the sweetness — and totally unresolved. James mentioned in Lamen that this story attracted “freaks”- so why go there?

Though this can be read as a standalone balald, I would recommend reading Lament: Should I Read This? The books had a very lyrical feel all the way through them – but I do ask, what are 16 year olds doing playing the harp and bagpipes?

Ballad was a thrill.

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie

Jan 16, Kristi rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have been so excited to read this book, but something was missing in it for me. I felt that the ending was a bit rushed – technically very climatic, but not enough time for me to savor it. As Nuala got to know James, I liked her more and more, even though she was a threat to James in one way or another.

Magical and romantic as always, Ballad will leave you wanting more, even after you’ve turned the last page. A Gathering of Faerie to come out. No one can compare to James.

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater

At the end of the book I liked her marginally better. And despite the fact that he’s a piper and they have no program to suit his level of expertise.

Return to Book Page. Maggie said in one of her talks that she played the bagpipes when she was younger this I knew but it’s still not common outside of Scotland and that she has to relate to the character she was writing her example was Cole, but it still stands. I love your writing, I love your ideas, I love your books. The story was fantastic. That really bothers me.

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A little less than a year ago, I received an e-mail promising me homicidal faeries. Even though James has told Nuala he isn’t interested and to leave him alone, she doesn’t do that. James still has feelings for Dee, who’s still grieving over Luke. On the outside, James was this hilarious, talented charmer with a sarcastic magge of humor.

James’ narrator was excellent! Thank goodness we didn’t have to deal with her a lot! They humour is brilliant, the quirks are fresh, the character development is flawless.

They are in too much pain and it is hard to see outside that cage. I also feel like he had a lot of super severe anxiety traits maybe OCD?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. And James, like Marr’s Leslie, is in rather a lot of trouble. In another author’s hands, I’d have hated her. 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. Now James must choose whom he will save as he comes face to face with the Queen of the Fey who wants Dee dead sriefvater the Horned King of the Dead as he’s looking for his next predecessor.