25 July 2009


Pages: 325
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Condensed: Dee can not seem to shake off her dream from the night before. Then, from seemingly nowhere, the beautiful guy from her dream appears. Suddenly the world around her is changing. Four leaf clovers keep finding their way to her, beautiful people (who know her name) start stalking her, and ever her dog is acting funny. What is going on and why does her grandmother want her to stay away from the beautiful stoic Luke Dillon?

My take: Lament is absolutely amazing. I could not put it down. Maggie hooks you bit-by-bit with one morsel of truth at a time. I was hooked in the first chapter and consequently became incapable of putting it down. It was only five hours later (when I had read the book cover-to-cover) that I permitted my self to even contemplate sleep. Maggie's tale is both lyrical and spellbinding.

Adventure-o-meter: High on the adventure and intrigue.
Kiddie-o-meter: While there is no sex or social commentary there are various mentions of death and some curse words (sh*t, f*ck, and a**hole). Therefore, I caution parents that this is better reserved for older teens.
Adult-o-meter: Full of intriguing twists and turns that keep the older mind active with theories.

My rating: 5 stars

Noteable: Part two (Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie) is due to release this fall. I believe it will be from prospective of Dee's best friend James.

Worth-a-read?: Absolutely run to the store and buy this one.

Share worthy: "Together, we walked through the back yard, into the silvered trees, and down the worn deer trail that led to the cemetery. Around us, the air glowed and moved, changing and swirling touching us with invisible cold hands, hanging in the trees like gauze, glimmering on the leaves like precious jewels. There was nothing human in this night but me and Luke, holding tightly to each other's hands, surrounded by magic thick enough to touch."

Final say: I rarely re-read books. This is one I want to own and read again and again.


  1. < kicks self >

    This book is sitting on my shelf screaming at me to read it, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Must get there soon.

    Great review!

  2. I read this a while ago. I didn't think it was great, it took me a while to read it, but it was good.


  3. I can't wait to see what you think NotNessie! :)

    Thanks for commenting JS :) I wonder what did you think of Luke?

  4. I read this last week and had the opposite reaction to you! I was surprised, because I so enjoyed Shiver. Have you read that one yet?

  5. Hi Charley!
    I have not read Shiver yet.
    I can't wait to read it.

  6. I have about 60 pages left of this book. I don't know why it's taken me almost 2 months to read - it's not like I don't like it, because I DO! But I can't seem to read it in long sittings. Hmm.

    Now that I have finished a book I was reviewing for tomorrow I can finish those last 60 pages! I need to find out what happens!

  7. Ooooh I've never heard of this one but am VERY curious!

    Great review :)

  8. I have this on my shelf for a while and keep glancing over at it! I've only heard good things - but I think you might have convinced me to read it next! :)

  9. Cari: Me too :)
    Epic: Did you ever read it?
    Robin: Thanks :)
    Cat: I'm off to look up your review :)

  10. Oh my goodness, fantastic review, Juju. I would love to read this one. It sounds just completely...awesome. I'll definitely be on the lookout. This is actually the first review I've read on it and I'm completely convinced that I need to get it. Thanks a bunch, Juju! =D

  11. Bere: Thanks :) I can't wait for you to try it.