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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A sure sign of success of the author’s efforts to engage the reader. There are some weaknesses to the plot, in that the climax doesn’t seem too climactic and some of the characters don’t show the strong emotional reactions one would expect given what they’ve experiencing. Again, we suffer with him because we are in his head and hearing everything from his perspective. On his way back to school after a spectacularly failed piping lesson, James runs into an unusual faery named Nuala. Nobody writes longing like Maggie Stiefvater.

Jame’s talent attracts Nuala, who just happens to be a soul snatcher who’s also a faerie muse who finds and feeds off of those with exceptional gifts.

Maggie Stiefvater enabled us to see James on a very personal, deep level.

View all 4 comments. That, was wrong on any standard Oct 04, Stiefvaher rated it really liked it Shelves: Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors.

I get that you have your Mercy Falls books to finish, though I think that Shiver ended fine, and I am certainly excited about those. Still, praise for Paul and his sticking around to be there for Nuala while she burned.


I liked that some familiar characters were brought back and some lingering questions I had from Lament where answered in Ballad. When you’re done reading one of her books, you are ready to make the person laying next to you happy.

Ballad (Books of Faerie, book 2) by Maggie Stiefvater

When I read a book I put myself entirely into it. And, as always, I love the musical theme. She wasn’t a character that I stiefgater, wanted to know more about, or wanted her to have a happily ever after.

Jun 15, Angie rated it really liked it Shelves: How so many things can be fixed when one communicates? Even though James has told Nuala he isn’t interested and to leave him magige Wow, really didn’t care for this one and I’m disappointed.

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie

I liked it so much I bought more copies and gave them away for Christmas gifts. All she needs is an invitation Some people said she seemed weepy and weak. And despite the fact that he’s a piper and they have no program to suit his level stieffater expertise.

After the first two meetings she had with James, I grew tired of her damsel-in-distress-I’m-so-sad attitude. Wow, really didn’t care for this one and I’m disappointed. Overall, there was enough here that was good for the story to be enjoyable, and I would definitely recommend a borrow, if not a buy. Hopefully she will start writing it once the Raven Boys series is bzllad I know!!

I was so very afraid of Nuala hurting James in the beginning, but after a few chapters she started to grow on me, which is how it should be in my opinion. This is only because with the Wicked Lovely books and now Lament books – I’ve re See, I have this strange thing about me.


Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater

From his commentary t-shirts to his compulsive writing-on-skin habit, this guy is someone you enjoy hearing from. She is not adjusting to the things that happened to her the prior summer. However, I cannot fail to mention the extremely talented Maggie Steifvater. One that James does not want to give, but will he change his mind?? And that’s a good thing.

He showed her all the good things about being human and it was this that lead her to want to become a human herself. Haunted by fiery visions of death, James realizes that Deirdre and Nuala are being hunted by the Fey and plunges into a soul-scorching battle with the Queen of the Fey to save their lives. Ballad starts right where Lament left off; James and Dee have enrolled a After reading the mesmerising Lament, I was eagerly awaiting this book with so much anticipation, that I wondered on more than one occasion, whether the story would live up to my expectations.

There are a few texts from Dee thrown in there which I thought were crucial to the plotbut really she’s sort of background music in this novel. I prefer the character she was in the first book and i hope that she can find the strength to over come the hardships she’s facing to be that person once again.