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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His narrative counterpart, Nuala, also comes into focus as the story develops, and even though she starts out as a nemesis, the reader learns her weaknesses and becomes sympathetic towards her too. It was good, but I had too many problems with this one. Maggie’s writing hooks you right from the start and you become entranced in her stories and emotionally invested in her characters.

There is a little of Gallad in myself so I can relate to him especially. Sullivan would put up with it for very long. Even though James has told Nuala he isn’t interested and to leave him alone, she doesn’t do that. As far as books go as a stand alone this one would have been okay. Allerdings hoffe ich, dass in Teil 3 Stiefvwter wieder die Kurve kriegt, denn in diesem Buch mochte ich sie nicht sonderlich und habe alle Naselang nur gedacht, dass sie doch endlich mit James sprechen soll und diese SMS abschicken soll.

James’s biggest worry is the fey are coming for Dee and for Nuala, and for two different reasons.

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater

He is understandably and rightfully hurt by the things Dee says and does. They can be cocky, quirky, compulsive musicians who also suffer from some insecurities that they try and keep hidden. Perhaps a trip to Barnes and Noble to day…. Quick note on the audiobook?


Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie

I didn’t think that James would get his happy ending, but I am glad that he did. I mean that’s like obvious I am SUCH a fan of everything she writes afjdksla but they’re so gorgeous and ethereal and vicious here. And his story told in turns with faerie muse Nuala tucked at my heart strings in a way Deidre’s narration would not and could not.

I wanted to kick Dee’s butt when she encouraged James to kiss her and then told him it only made her think about Luke.

Did she really care for him or just want to rub Dee’s nose in it which was how it seemed to me. A great series should be able to grab you whichever instalment you pick up. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Bqllad account. Nov 12, Lynn rated it really liked it. View all 6 comments.

Twists and turns that I never saw coming. Here’s the only real issue i had with Ballard Ballad, although could be considered a sequel to Lament, is more of a companion novel.

The maggue she helps him make is better than he could ever manage on his own, but James knows the deadly consequences of making a deal with faeries, and he knows Nuala won’t give him freebies for long. I loved being able to see him in a whole new way and i will say my view on him is completely different than the one i had after reading Lament. Both main characters change because of the encounter.


I still liked it, but I don’t need to read it a third time. Thank goodness we didn’t have to deal with her a lot!

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 bllad live up to my expectations. I thought she was good for him. Feminism takes a small step back.

Follow me on Twitter My Tweets. James still has feelings for Dee, who’s still grieving over Luke. Oct 04, Heather rated it really liked it Shelves: Maybe it would’ve been easier to believe if sstiefvater got to see some scenes from her point stiefvated view and no, the 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. However, I still skimmed most of it, even with two stiefvateg, very likeable main characters.

I loved the argument James and Dee had in English class couched in terms of Hamlet. Dee is a minor character in the sequel to her own story.

But his character was so much more complex than that. Jun 09, Sherrie Petersen rated it it was stiefvatwr Shelves: Both Lament and Ballad showed Maggies knowledge on mythology That may be because it’s the second in a series of which I’ve not read the first, and granted that did mean it took me a while to initially get into it.