BALLAD. Read an excerpt from Flux. Nuala is part muse, part psychic vampire. Her mark across history is unmistakable: a trail of brilliant poets, musicians, and. Information and extras for Lament and Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater, including Celtic music written for the books. 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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I’ve been eagerly awaiting this novel since the last pages of Lament. She certainly knew how to put in him in place at times. Paperbackpages.

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. It is a beautifully composed ode to longing, hope, joy and love — that just happens to include a few homicdal faeries.

Eagerly awaiting to shiefvater my craving of James, I mean! It definitely feels dates.

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie

His fate made me sad, and I wonder if there will be more to it. I would have to say Ballad is my favourite. 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.

It is pretty clear by the end of the book and for me throughout the book if you pick up on the clues that Dee is spiraling down into a deep depression and is not in a good frame of mind. 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.


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And I don’t mean that in a negative way, but it’s apparent from page one, that James’ story is deep. Nothing against her character, but I don’t like that “perfect” ever after ie: It’s so beautifully tied around every page.

What are the details of Dee’s experiences in Ballad, because it seems she went through some freaky-deeky stuff. The first book wasn’t that good, so when I randomly saw the second one, I wasn’t sure I would read, but I was pleasantly surprised. Other books in the series. James’s biggest worry is the fey are coming for Dee and for Nuala, and for two different reasons.

It was good, but I had too many problems with this one. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: He is understandably and rightfully hurt by the things Dee says and does. His self-deprecating wit, his intense feelings, his fierce protectiveness — everything about him made me love him from page one.

I can’t explain her writing. I particularly love his obsession of writing notes to himself all over his hands. In this mesmerizing sequel to Lament: Maybe magtie would’ve been easier to believe if we got to see some scenes from her point of view and no, stiefvaetr text messages in between most of the chapters does not count but as it was, I just did not understand her motivation, or lack there of.

The only negative about this book is Dee. It would be nice to see things move in a better direction for her and for her to have some sort of closure.

I devoured that one and immediately went out to buy the sequel, Ballad. His vulnerability in this book tugged on my heartstrings, longing for a girl who would never love him back, all alone in a sea of people.


The plot itself was lovely and captivating. I think over mqggie course of the story they both really grew as characters and no one can deny that it was because of the other.

There’s a lot to like about Stiefvater’s writing. And why did Sullivan spill blood and flowers if he was totally human?

Oct 17, oliviasbooks rated it really liked it Shelves: James practically jumped out of the pages and came to life for me, and I felt sad when it was over. Composing beautiful music together unexpectedly leads to mutual admiration and love. After his best friend fell in love with a faerie, James realised she would never love him that way.

Lists with This Book. And what is with all faery queens being physco???

Even though James has told Nuala he isn’t interested and to leave him alone, she doesn’t do that. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I love the whole world of Hallad that Maggie has created. More of her words, more out of lifeasking more questions, just feeling the weight of being more. Let me just say, if you felt the same way- then Ballad will not disappoint you.