Friday, 21 January 2011
Lament by Maggie Steifvater
I picked this up foolishly thinking it was part of the Mercy Falls Wolves series - so a complete delight to find that it was in fact a different series completely. As I love all things fay, I was quite enchanted by this.
The novel is about an ordinary girl and a not so ordinary boy. Steeped in Irish fay legends, and well researched folklore, this book was both magical and 'educational'. Maggie Stiefvater is a natural storyteller, intelligent and skilled in narrative and dialogue. Her work is always a complete pleasure to read.
The only criticisms I have of this novel is that the beginning was a little flat and that the twist (can't reveal) was a little laboured in its clue giving. But these really are minor points. A definite recommended read.