It is the day of the big music competition and as usual Deirdre is a bundle of nerves. She knows she'll feel better once she's thrown up, but she's still embarrassed by the necessity. This time is different though; this time there's a strange boy there to comfort her and let her know it will all be fine. Deirdre can't believe her eyes. She dreamed about this boy and now he's right in front of her. He introduces himself as Luke Dillon and offers to help her practice.
While they are practicing Luke pushes Deirdre to abandon safe and see what she's really made of. Deirdre makes music with her harp that she never knew she could. It's more than the music though. Luke's suggestion that Deirdre see what she's made of sets off a chain of events that Deirdre can't walk away from. Luke's sudden presence in her life is just the start of things to come. Everywhere she looks Deidre is seeing Them: Faeries, the Fair Folk, call Them what you will, but They are out there and They want Deirdre.
The more time she spends with Luke the more confused she becomes. Deirdre knows that what she feels for him surpasses anything she's ever felt before. However, she's beginning to suspect that even though he may not be one of Them, Luke knows more than he can say. Deidre is afraid that the answers she needs may come too late. Despite her better judgment, Deirdre can't help but stick by Luke, no matter what she learns of him. Can Deirdre find a way to save herself, her family, and still have Luke by her side?
While I had LAMENT in my hands I tuned out the world. Maggie Stiefvater kept me spellbound in the magical world she's created. I was captivated by the drama and the romance between Deirdre and Luke.They feel like long-lost friends that I can't wait to spend more time with. The love and emotions in this book are so strong you will feel it resonating within your own chest. The treacherous fey added the perfect amount of suspense, fear, and mystery to this story. I am beyond anxiously awaiting more from Maggie Stiefvater. I want to spend time with these characters again. LAMENT is a book that every fan of romance, fantasy, or young adult needs to read immediately, so rush to your nearest bookstore and get it now.
So that's my big recommend for the week. Seriously, you need to read it.