Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception

Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception - Maggie Stiefvater Great little faerie story. It's on the more familiar (vs. strange) end of the spectrum; shrinking violet of a girl is elevated from her listless life. Romantic entanglement with probably tragedy at the end. Mercurial faery interference and intervention with rules to twist to one's advantage, scheming, secrets and half-truths. It did feel a little underdeveloped or distant in places; the 'aunt' character and the sisters storyline with Deirdre's mother barely registered. In general, I think Maggie Stiefvater writes is a more mature style than many YA authors, which makes for an unusual reading experience. Appreciate her insight and excellent characterization, as always.