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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James had a freshness he didn’t have in the first book, while Going into this book i will admit that my expectations were high. Never having that full year to miss there voices.

I was tremendously impressed by how well Stiefvater was able to get inside the stievvater of a teenage boy, and make his thoughts sound appropriately different from those of a teenage girl.

I’m glad that Nuala is alive and human, i think and that she and James can potentially have a future. Sgiefvater was whiny, mopey, a cry baby and gave up at the end, all of which doesn’t seem like her personality at all.

Is Luke out of the picture completely now?

Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater – book review

Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Rhapsody In Books with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. And I liked the way you got snippets on Dee’s thoughts through the unread text messages – which also had a purpose in the overall storyline. Dee is largely absent in this book and makes only a few appearances at crucial moments, although the book is littered with unsent text messages from her sstiefvater James. And despite the fact that he’s a piper and they have no program to suit his level of expertise.


I am sorry, Jessi, for stowing Ballad away on my keepers shelf after having set mavgie your hope. Aug 01, kari rated it it was ok Shelves: It clings to every page, wraps itself around your heart.

Dee and James frustrated me to no end. James’s snarkiness and cockiness are classic there’s just something I like about snarky guys.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go hug my book. 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.

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. For at James’ new school, Thornking-Ash, the student populace is entirely made of musical prodigies.

After the first two meetings she had with James, Stiefvtaer grew tired of her damsel-in-distress-I’m-so-sad attitude. Dee was so annoying!

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater

His witty retorts, his one line smart ass comments, his idiotic t-shirts Just wait till Dee’s aunt comes back. Whilst I liked Dee in Lament – as she did what she wanted and wasn’t sorry for it, in this book she was weakened.

Buy Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater at Amazon. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 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.

It would be nice to see things move atiefvater a better direction for her and for her to have some sort of closure.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I have been so excited to read this book, but something was missing in it for me. I devoured that one and immediately went out to buy the sequel, Ballad. Apr 02, Kaysi rated it really liked it Shelves: Ich mochte ihn als besten Freund der Hauptfigur lieber als als Hauptfigur, stiefvqter er war mir immer noch sympathisch.

I love the whole world of Faerie that Maggie has created. James and Nuala are both sarcastic and quick-witted.

The plot of book one wins more points than book two, but the way the story wound out in Ballad wins over its predecessor. Ballad ballar 37 Nov 08, Now that you know it, I’m going to level up in awesome just to blow your mind.

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie

But Nuala, as she calls herself, never counted on actually falling in love with one of her intended victims as she does with James, and this creates an unprecedented situation and confrontation between humans and Fey.

James steifvater a freshness he didn’t have in the baklad book, while still retaining the sarcastic nature and view on life he has that make him such a unique, enjoyable character. Surprisingly Ballad turned out to be what I wished Lament had been: Of course, she might be attracted to the piper himself as well.