Sunday, March 22, 2015

Book Review: Lament

Tweet Synopsis: the best books leave you wondering what's going on #lovehaterealtionship 

Why Did I Pick It Up: I miss Gansey so much that I needed another Steifvater novel.

The Good: I think the best books are those ones that you hate a little. I had no idea what was going on at the beginning, here was a girl who was lonely and had terrible stage fright falling quickly and mysteriously for a mysterious boy. This was strange, yes, but I was okay with it. She was lonely, she was trusting, she wanted him and he wanted her and that was enough for innocent Deirdre. 

I love having no idea what was going on, not knowing the details, not knowing how all these figures worked together, not knowing the how and the why, and the ending made me keep reading. Gansey may not be recreated on these pages, but the dialog and tensions are similar, if you're heartbroken and missing the Raven Boys until Fall, then you might find comfort in these pages.  

The Bad: You do spend quite a bit of time thinking, "what is going on?????" Which can prove to be a problem, however, I was okay with the vagueness because I could relax and enjoy the story still. Questions get answers and, although there could be more character depth here, what is here is pleasant. 

The Ugly: As with so many books, I want more. More information on the awful aunt, more relationship between Deirdre and James, more about what draws Luke to Deirdre. More character, more development, just more. 

Who will love this book? Lovers of Stiefvater and the Raven Boys will like this book, readers who enjoyed Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series will also like this. 

How much did I like it?  8/10

Will I read more? Yep, Interlibrary Loan here I come ...

Bingo 2015: none

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