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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A book with lots to like, but enough flaws to make it worth a borrow, not a buy. I would definitely recommend Ballad to anyone in search of a good book, and highly recommend it to people who like reading of faeries and all things magical. I loved that she usually had a retort for the things he said.

Stiefvwter certainly does seem to have a range of subjects out there and I like the idea of faeries and people trying to interact.

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie

The Faerie Queen’s Deceptionmusic prodigy James Morgan and his best friend, Deirdre, join mzggie private conservatory for musicians. This is only because with the Wicked Lovely books and now Lament books – I’ve read all the books at once. I’ve heard criticism about this novel on a number of points — Nuala’s not likeable, Dee and James interact too woodenly, where the heck is Luke spoiler alert: I still liked it, but I don’t need to read it a third time.

I was not disappointed. Will Dee always be the most powerful cloverhand? I quite liked her, but it was obvious she was going to fall for James. I felt that the action increased ten-fold and the novel itself moved at a fast pace, whilst still effectively developing the characters and entangling us in a variety of story lines. And it was because of James that Nuala grew into the human like, stiefvatee lovin’ faerie she became.


Although I liked Dee in Lamentaside fr I enjoyed this one more maggid the first book of the series, Lamentbecause a lot of it was from stuefvater POV of my favourite character in LamentJames. She wasn’t a character that I liked, wanted to know more about, or wanted her to have a happily ever after.

James’ complex emotions surrounding Dee and his involvement with the faery world added further dimensions to the story but it felt like something was lacking. Oh James, talented, funny, uber-sarcastic and yet, seems to be broken in some way – and this movie showed all those attributes.

Also, the book is funny. It alternates between James and Nuala. United States of America. They can be cocky, quirky, compulsive musicians who also suffer from some insecurities that they try and keep hidden. The Faerie Ballqd Deception, a few months ago and loving it as my previous review on it can attestI waited impatiently for Ballad: Want to Read saving….

Oct 26, Angela rated it really liked it Shelves: The third of the trilogy, if you will. I think that the more I read by Maggie Stiefvater the more I love her books.

Review of “Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie” by Maggie Stiefvater | Rhapsody in Books Weblog

And Nuala does some of the best snark ever! That really added a lot of suspense to the novel and was crucial to the plot. Refresh and try again.

Nuala is a different story. And can I say, that I only love him more. I think over the course of the story they both really grew as characters and no one can deny that it was because of the other. A sure sign of success of the author’s efforts to engage the reader. Of course, James is too neurotic to really process any of mgagie.


Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater – book review

Maggie said in one of her talks stiefvatee she played the bagpipes when she was younger this I knew but it’s still not common outside of Scotland and that she has to relate to the character she was writing her example was Cole, but it still stands. That really bothers me. As for Nuala, she was a welcome muse for him and I found myself completely rooting for the two of them even though I knew she was potentially very dangerous for him to become involved with in any capacity whatsoever.

I’m glad that Nuala is alive and human, i think and that she and James can potentially have a future. There’s more promise and hope. Though I love sarcasm and wit, James’ continual barrage of comments can make one weary at times and I found it unbelievable that any teachers even the intriguing Mr.

Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater. Nov 12, Lynn rated it really liked it. As the best bagpiper in all of Virginia, James finds himself with little to gain at the new school, other than the opportunity to be near Dee, who stiefvaher entered onto a path of self-destruction. Thank goodness we didn’t have to deal with her a lot!