As anyone knows who has read my review of Shiver, I am an absolute crazy fan of Maggie Stiefvater. I therefore decided that I would read her 2 other published books whilst I wait for Linger to come out in July.
So, yesterday while I was waiting at a clients office I pulled out this little divine black paperback, Lament also by Maggie Stiefvater. I had been thinking about it ever since I finished up The Forest of Hands and Teeth, looking for something a bit happier to perk up my spirits.
I was not disappointed! Not only did it deter me from mangled zombies, but it also made me laugh. I loved the main character Deirdre and her development from push over to pusher. She definitely seemed like someone I would befriend... well, that is if I lived surrounded by harpists, flutes and homicidal faeries. However, as I don't I will have to remain content to read about her and her most wonderful love interest Luke.
Luke. What a wonderful name, don't you think? Just kind of rolls off your tongue. Like no description necessary, sexiness implied (which he was by the way *wink*). Though they were 2 wonderful characters, my favorite character of all was by far Deirdre’s best friend James.
James you sweet, snarky boy you! I think one of my all time favorite parts (but only semi important) was when Deirdre asked him when he got so smart and he replied thus:
…He tapped his forehead. “Brain transplant. They put in a whale’s. I’m passing all my classes with my eyes closed now, but I just can’t get over this craving for krill.” He shrugged. “And I feel sorry for the whale that got my brain. Probably swimming around
What can I say, I’m a sucker for funny sarcasm.
Now, in my opinion it wasn’t anywhere near as wonderful as Shiver for which I carry an unabashed adoration for, but it did push many of my Jen buttons with its little white rabbits, cemeteries, iron keys, freckly freaks, harps and a particularly nasty bull whipping. Nonetheless, I would have wished for some extra explanations and some heartfelt revenges. Other than that, maybe a bit more of James the piper (he played the bag pipes whilst he wore a kilt…grrrrruff ;-D) But, all over I really enjoyed it and it was definitely worth my time. Love you Maggie!!
3 out of 5 Stars