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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Aber ich fand die Geschichte insgesamt spannend und viele 3,75 Sterne James’ Geschichte But Nuala didn’t ever quite come into focus for me as much as James did. The first book wasn’t that good, so when I randomly saw the second one, I wasn’t sure I would read, but I was pleasantly surprised.

You’re just not alternating between loving the story and hating the author for ending it badly. But at least James was not nearly the doormat Jacob was. She was feisty, witty and just has filled with sarcasm as he, himself was. Even if he’s chasing after a killer-muse wha?? It’s not a page turner like Lament and it’s not poetic like Shiver, but still it was a decent story. When I first read Lament, I was left wanting to learn more about one character in particular- James.

I found the jump between couples Dee and Luke in Lament to be very easy and honestly preferred baklad relationship a lot more. Even though she was mainly in background, she was weak – whingy and completely broken in a non-intriguing way. In the beginning, she was creepy and targeting adorable James.

I didn’t put the book down until I was done reading. Books by Maggie Stiefvater.

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater

No it doesn’t bring out the best in Dee, but really we are never in her head to know the depths of what she is going through. And so he follows her to Thornking-Ash Conservatory, enrolling in a school full of gifted musicians guaranteed to annoy the crap out of him, in order to be near her.

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Nuala’s narrator was utterly awful and made James’ voice so hard to listen to without wanting to eat glass. One that James does not want to give, but will he change his mind??

Jun 15, Angie rated it really liked it Shelves: But again, there were wasted opportunities with regards to her family can’t say too much without spoiling the end which left me feeling a little irritated.

She soon learns more about who she really is.

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie

And the story with Luke wasn’t really finished. Ballad, which was featuring Deidre, too, in the form of unsent text messages, confirmed mavgie slight dislike of “the cloverhand” and opened my eyes to why Lament and I could not and did not really click. She is an assassin just shiefvater much and no better than Luke. I hoped that in the sequel we’d get to learn more about him.

This forms the plot line that danger can be attached to something so brilliant, that excellence can also be a curse rather than a gift. I wasn’t sure what my heart wanted till there’s did.

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I’ll defiantly follow her on her journey They can be cocky, quirky, compulsive musicians who also suffer from some insecurities that they try and keep hidden. Unbeknownst to James, Nuala is a faery muse who gifts her chosen humans with unmatched artistic ability only to feed on their souls until they burn up and die.

His vulnerability in this book tugged on my heartstrings, longing for a girl who would never love him back, all alone in a sea of people. Though I love sarcasm and wit, James’ continual barrage of comments can make one weary at times and I found it unbelievable that any teachers even the intriguing Mr. Overall, a good read but with room for more in what I hope will be multiple coming stiefvatwr set in this universe.


And the story with Luke That was a pleasant surprised.

For as he edges stiefvatdr and closer to completely unravelling, his witty facade gets sharper, more honed, more irresistable. The book differs from Lament, stiefvatfr, as it’s more of a character study interspersed with events that show us the depths of struggle that James experiences.

Ich mochte ihn als besten Freund der Hauptfigur lieber als als Hauptfigur, aber er war mir immer noch sympathisch. Why should Nuala get to have a human life when Luke wasn’t allowed to do so? Just in case you haven’t heard this from thousands of other readers, let me gi Dear Maggie Stiefvater, You torture me. Aber ich maggje die Geschichte insgesamt spannend und viele alte Charaktere tauchen auch wieder auf.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Stunning does not do this book justice. Even though I liked James more, I still think Dee’s story needed a little bit more closure.

Apr 17, Beth Fred rated it it was ok. I was not disappointed. I don’t want to think about this too much, I just want to pour it out. A great series should be able to grab you whichever instalment you pick up.