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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They sneak up on you, going, “Hey, I’ve been here this whole time. These answers are kind of important to me. I would definitely recommend Ballad to anyone in search of a good book, and highly recommend it to people who like stiefvafer of faeries and all things magical. It hooks you right from the start and seems to flow with a lyric all of its own.

While i was initially hesitant seeing that the story was now focused on James, but i’m happy to say my worries were not needed. Syiefvater rhapsodyinbooks We’re into reading, politics, and intellectual exchanges. I thought Nuala was a wonderful character also, and a fitting match for James. She knows how to create a unique narrative voice, so that you don’t need the name before the chapter or the epigraph to know whether James or Nuala is speaking.

Both Lament and Ballad showed Maggies knowledge on mythology Oh, and I liked the Aunty getting what she had coming The story was interesting, and I liked the idea of baplad faeries being dangerous, cunning and feeding off humans.


Meanwhile the faeries stieffater far from finished meddling in James’ life. I wasn’t sure what to expect at first. There are also some plot points that weren’t terribly clear, but they didn’t detract too much from the reading overall; I hope these will be cleared up or expanded in the books to come in this series. I devoured that one and immediately went out to buy the sequel, Ballad.

She was feisty, witty and just has filled with sarcasm as he, himself was.

I had several problems with this one. She did a complete from I’m not sure what I was expecting, but this wasn’t it. How so many things can be fixed when mgagie communicates?

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I felt that the ending was a bit rushed – technically very climatic, but not enough time for me atiefvater savor it. Nuala is a different story. It has been aaaaaaaaaaaggges since she announced it but still nothing. He is so complicated and damaged, but such a cocky smartass. Gut geschrieben war das Buch ebenfalls, aber es ist lange nicht Maggies bestes.

And then I went back and read certain parts over again. Maggiee was a thrill.

Her prose is spare and lyrical, her characters interesting and relatable, her world set up fascinating. I don’t feel like this book had much at all to do with the last one except for James mentioning the events of last summer a few times. This book does not disappoint. His witty retorts, his one line smart ass comments, his idiotic t-shirts Fans herself and swoons Is it wrong to fall in love with a character who lives only between the covers of a book?


Quite Brilliant of Maggie to make us want two different things as we struggle along side with James and Nuala!

She wasn’t a character that I liked, wanted to know more about, or wanted her to have a happily ever after. I went out and bought this book in hopes of discovering how Luke and Dee would work out in his new life as an almost fairy.

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The one thing I did enjoy was James’ voice. What are the details of Dee’s experiences in Ballad, because it seems she went through some freaky-deeky stuff.

My love affair with this book started on the first page, like it was written just for me and me alone. Nuala’s narrator was utterly awful and made James’ voice so hard to listen to without wanting to eat glass.

I, being the sort too dumb to know when a deal is too good to be true, said yes. Katie Downing This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [Yes. The characters were more fully formed in this novel and spoke to me in a way that those in Lament did not.

Every aspect of his personality was so endearing to me – the bag pipe playing, the smart alek one liners, the obsessive writing on his magvie compulsion, his humorous t-shirts, etc.

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