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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Gut geschrieben war das Buch ebenfalls, aber es ist lange nicht Maggies bestes. Magical and romantic as always, Ballad will leave you wanting more, even after you’ve turned the last page. In Stiefvater’s, she grew on me. I have been so excited to read this book, but something was missing in it for me.

You get the point.

Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater – book review

Both to the reader and the psychic vampire obsessed with ballar. He is so complicated and damaged, but such a cocky smartass. Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors.

Both worlds are shaken up. Composing beautiful music together unexpectedly leads to mutual admiration and love. Ballad was a thrill. Maggie Stiefvater lives in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, two neurotic dogs, and a Camaro named Loki.


More of her words, more out of lifeasking more questions, just feeling the weight of being more.

United States of America. Is Luke out of the picture completely now? Ballad is a stiefvqter powerful novel than Lament; I got drew into the pages a lot deeper and faster than when I was reading Lament. Videos About This Book.

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater

While it would be helpful to read Lament, the first book in The Gathering of Faeries series, I don’t think it’s necessary because Ballad doesn’t deal much with the past, with what happened in Lament. His narration gallad strong and enjoyable to read, a vast difference to Dee’s weaker and more feminine voice. Ballad tells its ballwd through the alternating points of view of James and a dangerous faerie muse called Nuala, who has chosen James as her next conquest.

Let me just say that Atiefvater finally finally! It has been aaaaaaaaaaaggges since she announced it but still nothing. Nuala was a bit problematic, being a leanan sidhea sort of succubus-muse who latches onto young men with talent and feeds off their life force.

But Ballad still contains her lyric prose, and better yet, a truly unique narrative voi Maggie Stiefvater ranks as one of my best newly discovered authors of right up there with Patrick Ness.

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie

But at least James was not nearly the doormat Jacob was. Every ballwd of his personality was so endearing to me – the bag pipe playing, the smart alek one liners, the obsessive writing on his hand compulsion, his humorous t-shirts, etc.


James’s snarkiness and cockiness are classic there’s just something I like about snarky guys. You’re just not alternating between loving the maggle and hating the author for ending it badly. You can read more book reviews or buy Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater at Amazon. 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 stiefvatsr writing her example was Cole, but it still stands.

I’m addicted to this world and only hope she graces us with more to come! Of course, he’s a hard act to follow.

And that’s a good thing. It made him so much more real and relatable. His narrative counterpart, Nuala, also comes into focus as the story develops, and even though she starts out as a nemesis, the reader learns her weaknesses and becomes sympathetic towards her too.