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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Though this can be read as a standalone novel, I would recommend reading Lament: It was good, but I had too many problems with this one.

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie

The characters were more fully formed in maggle novel and spoke to me in a way that those in Lament did not. He is mentioned but does not make an appearance. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Maggie Stiefvater enabled us to see James on a very personal, deep level. I particularly bwllad his obsession of writing notes to himself all over his hands.

I really enjoyed seeing and learning more about James.

For as he edges closer and closer to completely unravelling, his witty facade gets sharper, more honed, more irresistable. Magical and romantic as always, Ballad will leave you wanting more, even after you’ve turned the last page. I wasn’t sure what my heart wanted till there’s did. And as she gets to know and appreciate James, I came to like her more and more. Instead she sends him dreams that bother him and constantly tries to convince him to do what she wants.


My love affair with this book started on the first page, like it was written just for me and me alone. Though perhaps starting with Lamentthe first in the stiedvater, would be advisable! 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.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Mxggie your comment here I am a fan of the writing.

I like my characters feisty; The tender tease of Dee and Luke in the background through out this book made the ache come back as I flipped through balladd pages. And it’s saying something, for me, that I read two books about faeries — never my favorite topic, especially after my Melissa Marr experience gone bad — just to read more of her stuff, even though Lament, and Ballad are not, in some ways, as tightly written as Shiver, my hands-down favorite of hers.

The plot ballad was lovely and captivating. That is seriously hard territory to cross for a mentally healthy person, much less someone who is struggling and further more a teen.

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater

Ballad starts with James and Dee at the private school for musicians. We do ge Ballad starts stieffvater James and Dee at the private school for musicians. The thing I liked the most was that Dee wasn’t the main character. Maggie Stiefvater knows how to string together a sentence. As the book progresses, you become more and more bu for him and what compromises he may make, even at the risk of his life or soul, to stand out and feel worthy.


I enjoyed the new voices and James is Hilarious! James’s snarkiness and cockiness are classic there’s just something I like about snarky guys.

A sure sign of success of the author’s efforts to engage the reader.

Maggie cannot write a character playing and instrument that she cannot play herself, it does not feel right – this I can understand, and respect. Jan 16, Kristi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 26, Angela rated it really liked it Shelves: Whilst this left it open – there is more in store for Sullivan at least, and possibly James he liked death and Sullivan was coming for him at some stageI was quite happy where it closed off, without “hanging” for a sequel that we are not sure will ever come.

Dee was so annoying! He showed her all the good things about being human and it was this that lead her to want to become a human herself. After a certain amount of years, she must burn alive, to be reborn without her memories.