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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Nuala while intriguing on her own with a spitfire personality, inner turmoil, and her own conflict with the fey, just did not grab me.

I laughed shiefvater gasped and wrung my hands with worry for this boy. I got sucked into this story really wanting to find out what happens. I didn’t like a certain scene which showed exactly the relationship between her and the other fey, but I thought that particular scene showed you alot about her personality, and she TRIED to percieved herself – heartless and uncaring, ie, saying she couldn’t be crying as she doesn’t cry.

I also liked how she was the dead kings daughter It’s not like he is the best main character ever, but he was sort of funny and most importantly he was way more enjoyable than Dee. Ballad is a completely different story than it’s predecessor.

And I am also glad that Dee didn’t get what she wanted in the end. That is seriously hard territory to cross for a mentally healthy person, much less someone who is struggling and further more a teen. I am off to add these to my list!


Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater.

I loved the argument James and Dee had in English class couched in terms of Hamlet. I’ll agree that Nuala was, in some ways, underdeveloped.

Nuala is cursed to die every 16 yrs only to have to come back and not remember a thing about her last 16 years. The plot itself was lovely and captivating. 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 was writing her example was Cole, but it still stands.

Preview — Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater. I also like the new characters that are introduced, as it seems like they’ll be back balald the third book. I like the way Maggie develops him and all the facets to his personality.

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie

And what’s there is richer and more painful than one might expect from stieffvater humorous exterior. So go ahead and click on the cover and buy yourself a copy. I did feel sorry for him a little at the end of Lament, knowing he would never get Dee – but also in saying that, at least he was alive. It made him so much more real and relatable. This site uses cookies.

I am a fan of the writing. But with Hallowe’en approaching, Nuala knows she can’t afford to get close to anyone. Balpad book if from James’ perspective and takes off on a different but related direction th I think that the more I read by Maggie Stiefvater the more I love her books. What is Sullivan’s story? Ich mochte ihn als besten Freund der Hauptfigur lieber als als Hauptfigur, aber er war mir immer noch sympathisch.


And I loved Ballad even more. We do ge Ballad starts with Stiefvatdr and Dee at the private school for musicians. I wasn’t sure what to expect at magfie. I knew there would be great things to come when I read Lament. Even if he’s chasing after a killer-muse wha??

I quickly became emotionally invested in their journey together and found the ending to be very suitable. But I will be happy to hear if another one comes out!!!!

I loved that she usually had a retort for the things he said.

Just send us an email and we’ll put the best up on the site. Paperbackpages. Others said she seemed like a b! Thus, Thornking-Ash is pretty much crawling with The Fey and their human fellow travelers.

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Katie Downing This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [Yes. James’ narrator was excellent! When I read a book I put myself entirely into it. And she would be the absolute bitch Nuala thinks she is if we didn’t have those messages to tell us what she’s repressing.

I wasn’t sure what my heart wanted till there’s did. It would not be impossible to follow this story without having read Lamentbut I think it is a much smoother read if you read Lament before Ballad. Everyone she’s been attracted to dies after she feeds on them.