Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a painfully shy but prodigiously gifted musician. She's about to find out she's also a cloverhand--one who can see fairies. When a mysterious boy enters her ordinary suburban life, seemingly out of nowhere, Deirdre finds herself infatuated. Trouble is, the enigmatic and conflicted Luke turns out to be a gallowglass--a souless faerie assassin--and Deirdre is meant to be his next mark. Deirdre has to decide if Luke's feelings towards her are real, or only a way to lure her deeper into the world of Faerie.
Lament is now my favorite "faerie" tale. Seriously.
Stiefvater weaves her words together brilliantly, and so vividly to create a beautiful story. I felt like at any second, one of "Them" would show up in the shadows or a clover would drop in my lap. Deirdre was an amazing protagonist. Seemingly normal, if a little bland and boring in those first few pages, she grows more enjoyable as a protagonist as the pages turn. James and Luke were great supporting characters. I favored James a bit more, just because he was such a great friend, believing in all of this craziness and sticking by Deirdre.
Highlights: Definitely towards the end of the novel, when Deirdre figures out who she can't trust. I already disliked this character, but was surprised at the betrayal.
Lowlights: I honestly cannot think of anything I disliked. It was a great novel, and I couldn't put it down no matter how hard I tried.
Rating: 5 out of 5