Ballad The Gathering of Faerie Books of Faerie #2 Kindle

Ballad The Gathering of Faerie Books of Faerie #2 [Read] ➪ Ballad The Gathering of Faerie Books of Faerie #2 ➲ Maggie Stiefvater – In this mesmerizing seuel to Lament The Faerie ueen's Deception music prodigy James Morgan and his best friend Deirdre join a private conservatory for musicians James' musical talent attracts Nuala a In this mesmerizing seuel to Lament Gathering of PDF Å The Faerie ueen's Deception music prodigy James Morgan and his best friend Deirdre join a private conservatory for musicians James' musical talent attracts Nuala a soul snatching faerie muse who fosters and feeds on the creative energies of exceptional humans until they die Composing beautiful music together unexpectedly leads to Ballad The ePUB ñ mutual admiration and love Haunted by fiery visions of death James realizes that Deirdre and Nuala are being hunted by the Fey and plunges into a soul scorching battle with the ueen of the Fey to save their lives.

10 thoughts on “Ballad The Gathering of Faerie Books of Faerie #2

  1. C.G. Drews C.G. Drews says:

    2nd Read | 2018Ohhh it's been TOO LONG since I had the absolute marvellous pleasure of a book narrated by James I seriously can't even with how much I love him He is so complicated and damaged but such a cocky smartass I also feel like he had a lot of super severe anxiety traits maybe OCD? that he's suppressing by being so glib But likeJames 😭I want the best for my musical genius faerie captivating piper brokenhearted son I can't evenAlso I so permanently love the way Maggie Stiefvater does faeries I mean that's like obvious I am SUCH a fan of everything she writes afjdksla but they're so gorgeous and ethereal and vicious here My only thing is there was a lot of shit going down in the faerie realms but we mostly only see James' POV of it and he's trying to stay out of it I want mooooore So I can know what's going onI actually read somewhere that Maggie Stiefvater's #1 goal for readers is to make them want I FEEL THIS SO MUCH More of her words out of life asking uestions just feeling the weight of being It's so beautifully tied around every page And holy wow I jUST WANT A THIRD BOOK PLEASE UNIVERSE?Also Dee freaking annoys me I get that she was struggling but that's never an excuse to treat people badly ffsBasically yes I am Stiefvater trash and this reread has left me so messily inspired and emotionalPS uick note on the audiobook? Do not recommend Nuala's narrator was utterly awful and made James' voice so hard to listen to without wanting to eat glass James' narrator was excellent Why couldn't he have narrated the whole book??·゚✧·゚✧ 1st Read | 2012Maggie Stiefvater’s Lament and Ballad are probably the closest I’ve read to Paranormal I must say no matter the genre I'm a huge fan of Maggie Stiefvater’s writing voice She could write about a puppy going on a holiday and I’d still read it Reading Ballad I had an intensely hilarious time with the characters First off they are real They humour is brilliant the uirks are fresh the character development is flawless In Ballad we move into James’ head and the most we see of Dee’s thoughts are text messages she never sends The story alternates between James and Nuala James is a remarkable character written so well you can’t decide whether to laugh or cry at his personality I particularly love his obsession of writing notes to himself all over his hands Dee is a jerk At the end of the book I liked her marginally betterWhile there aren’t action scenes on every page the plot moves at a comfortably zinging pace No dull moments I love the banter between characters the progression of school life and the character development that flows through the pages And as always I love the musical theme It still astounds me how an author can write about music and have the readerwell hear it TalentThe ending as always left me hurt and angry and sad at the sweetness – and totally unresolved Sources tell me there’s a third book I want it Now I would have to say Ballad is my favourite Purely because James is a interesting character then Dee The plot of book one wins points than book two but the way the story wound out in Ballad wins over its predecessor I am a fan of the writing The books are filled with their own brilliance

  2. Krystle Krystle says:

    Ballad is the seuel to Lament which I reviewed earlier It’s got a bit of everything; romance devious faeries magic and teen dramaMaggie Stiefvater’s writing is much the same as in the previous book; pretty descriptions and a definite knowledge of mythology There were a whole lot of new characters too and I just did not connect to any of them Nuala while intriguing on her own with a spitfire personality inner turmoil and her own conflict with the fey just did not grab meSeeing as how this book was from James’s pov I was a bit disappointed we didn’t have Deidre front and center Instead she was barely visible and hardly appeared not to mention she was a pretty soft weak and weepy character compared to her older herself which had a touch spine than this one did The romance and attraction between James and Nuala never clicked with me and I was hoping they’d just both find someone else or off themselvesThe pacing of the book was pretty slow compared to Lament and things didn’t pick up until about the halfway mark When you near the ending there’s this thought of “Oh man this is just going to be exactly the same as the first book” but then there’s a slight twist that doesn’t really make you think twice about anythingEh The cover is pretty ish though

  3. oliviasbooks oliviasbooks says:

    On re reading it in 2017 I still liked it but I don't need to read it a third time Read first and reviewed in December 2010 4 stars I am uite overwelmed by how much I liked Ballad since after reading Lament I expected a seuel that would also barely make it into the It was enjoyable but didn't touch me category In most cases seuels even take a slight or not so slight drop for me Surprisingly Ballad turned out to be what I wished Lament had been A beautiful but eerie story in which humans meet dangerous but alluring and likable faeries Both worlds are shaken up Both main characters change because of the encounter James was the character I liked best in Lament anyway And his story told in turns with faerie muse Nuala tucked at my heart strings in a way Deidre's narration would not and could not Oh how I wished for a miracle in the end A sure sign of success of the author's efforts to engage the reader I was so very afraid of Nuala hurting James in the beginning but after a few chapters she started to grow on me which is how it should be in my opinion Ballad which was featuring Deidre too in the form of unsent text messages confirmed my slight dislike of the cloverhand and opened my eyes to why Lament and I could not and did not really click A short comment on the cover It fits like a fist on an eye as we would say in GermanPS I am sorry Jessi for stowing Ballad away on my keepers shelf after having set up your hope Borrowing is certainly possible ;

  4. kari kari says:

    Wow really didn't care for this one and I'm disappointedI was hoping this seuel was a continuation of Deirdre's story but this one is all about James and Nuala a muse faerie who sucks the life from her sexual partners to live Yeah nice huh?James doesn't like her isn't interested in what she has to offer until suddenly for no apparent reason other than it would seem he wants to make Dee unhappy he is interested Even though James has told Nuala he isn't interested and to leave him alone she doesn't do that Instead she sends him dreams that bother him and constantly tries to convince him to do what she wantsThe story is told in the voices of James and Nuala with the occasional unsent text message from Dee giving some small clues very small to what's happening with her I was interested in Dee and to a lesser degree James and Nuala not at all She wasn't a character that I liked wanted to know about or wanted her to have a happily ever after Why should Nuala get to have a human life when Luke wasn't allowed to do so? She is an assassin just as much and no better than Luke That really bothers me Luke was at least forced to be the ueen's gallowglass Nuala just was who she was not feeling any guilt or trouble by doing what she did as Luke did I don't care for Nuala didn't like her attitude toward Dee or James Did she really care for him or just want to rub Dee's nose in it which was how it seemed to meThe one thing I did enjoy was James' voice He's wonderfully sarcastic and funny and I think he deserves better that NualaCan't recommend this one

  5. Tara Tara says:

    Dear Maggie StiefvaterYou torture me I love your writing I love your ideas I love your books I DO NOT love the way you leave me hanging I get that you have your Mercy Falls books to finish though I think that Shiver ended fine and I am certainly excited about those BUT I NEED RESOLUTION TO THIS STORY There is just so much story in LamentBallad that needs to be told so many uestions that need answeringJust in case you haven't heard this from thousands of other readers let me give you a brief list of mysteries that I need solved Where has Luke been and why was he AWOL when all this almost kill Dee stuff went down? What are the details of Dee's experiences in Ballad because it seems she went through some freaky deeky stuff What is Sullivan's story? And Paul's since he kind of saved the day Will Dee always be the most powerful cloverhand? Will she ever be HAPPY again?These answers are kind of important to me I would really REALLY appreciate you dropping what you're doing RIGHT NOW and write another follow up book The third of the trilogy if you willBest regardsTara

  6. Kristi Kristi says:

    Three words; addictive magical wickedI've been eagerly awaiting this novel since the last pages of Lament Eagerly awaiting to fulfill my craving of James I mean Ballad although could be considered a seuel to Lament is of a companion novel Let me just say that Ballad finally finally satisfies that insatiable hunger for James after that enticing all to short glimpse during Lament And can I say that I only love him His witty retorts his one line smart ass comments his idiotic t shirts they only add to his charmBallad is a completely different story than it's predecessor And I don't mean that in a negative way but it's apparent from page one that James' story is deep He is so much than his humorous exterior it's heartbreaking The beautiful complexity of his character is unbelievable I was in awe of that aloneHowever I cannot fail to mention the extremely talented Maggie Steifvater I can't explain her writing It's addictive it almost has it's own melody the chorus from a song that gets stuck in your head It is absolutely beautiful which is a completely simplistic depiction yet there is no other word for it It Is Beautiful And the thing is the writing for this series feels totally different than it does for Shiver Another one of Maggie's novels And Shiver is beautifully written as well but it's a different kind of beauty am I the only one that feels this way? Maybe I'm crazyThe story was fantastic It alternates between James and Nuala There are a few texts from Dee thrown in there which I thought were crucial to the plot but really she's sort of background music in this novel It was fast paced but never felt rushed Twists and turns that I never saw coming Entertaining as well as enjoyableAnd I'm just going to stop right there because I could keep going but I'm not one for a long review and this is like the longest in my history Needless to say I love this series And I loved Ballad even I knew there would be great things to come when I read Lament I'm so very glad to see it a reality

  7. Kayla Kayla says:

    A really good spin off novel following an other character which I loved a lot

  8. nova ryder ☼ nova ryder ☼ says:

    “I stared at the stars and wanted than what I was and than what the world was and just—wanted”why isn’t james real? i want him to be my best friendthis book focuses on james while also giving you a rare look into life after a young adult fantasy novel ends less than happily ever after which is interesting and also really fucking mopey but i mean if the love of my teen life had to run off and join the fairies so he wouldn’t die and i couldn’t ever see him again i’d be pretty mopey too “If it had been Dee I’d have needed to comfort her or make a joke but with Nuala I didn’t have to pretend”i love james i love nuala i love james nuala i also like dee but as mentioned she’s really mopey in this book i forgive her for it though i enjoy this one the the first book as much as i liked dee luke’s relationship nuala james’s felt genuine and less insta love james is trying to work through his feelings for his best friend and nuala is trying to not die all good fun honestly i think this series is worth a shot just for james’s witty one liners but i also know this series isn’t for everyone it’s an interesting spin on the usual fae paranormal young adult romance but it’s also very paranormal young adult romance

  9. Alexandra (Books-In-A-Storm) Alexandra (Books-In-A-Storm) says:

    So I really try to love this book But sadly I could notIt's a good book don't get me wrong but it's not my cup of teaI mean I've been reading this book for almost two years I wasn't going to give up on it I just took forever to read it But the first book was so much betterhttpsbooks in a stormtumblrcomp

  10. Heather Heather says:

    Maggie Stiefvater ranks as one of my best newly discovered authors of 2009 right up there with Patrick Ness And it's saying something for me that I read two books about faeries never my favorite topic especially after my Melissa Marr experience gone bad just to read of her stuff even though Lament and Ballad are not in some ways as tightly written as Shiver my hands down favorite of hersBut Ballad still contains her lyric prose and better yet a truly uniue narrative voice If you liked James in Lament Ballad is a tribute to him And his sarcastic sometimes crude commentary is a strange juxtaposition to the dreamy bittersweet descriptions she peppered throughout Lament and in Ballad to a lesser degree But he works Even if he's chasing after a killer muse wha?? which was only slightly less weird to me than all the harp playing Dee did in Lament he still works From his commentary t shirts to his compulsive writing on skin habit this guy is someone you enjoy hearing from Her narrative claims that he's uniue super talented and unusually intelligent never struck me as swagger because his own voice supports the claims 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 he makes no appearances etc but I'd argue against them all Although the plot dragged a bit in the first 100 or so pages there's no uestion that Stiefvater's character interactions are planned and deliberate In Ballad we see Dee and James coping with the trauma they experienced in Lament and the silences and gaps develop into a telling display of just how broken the two of them have been by these events Luke's profound absence means he's never far from your mind and all the unanswered uestions have me wondering if he'll show up in book 3 Readers are constantly directed to James' ugly scar but much subtly we hear him talk about the accident and his attempts to reconcile Dee's sacrifice with the arms' length she now puts between themI'll agree that Nuala was in some ways underdeveloped She was so similar to James that her voice was not as distinctly apart from him as some may have preferred and I could have done with hearing a little from her And it was troubling to think that the strongest female character in this novel claimed she was created to be so based on what James desired Feminism takes a small step back nevertheless Stiefvater is always about the individual making the right choice even when it's the hardest and in Ballad Nuala shows a fair amount of pluck and verve In another author's hands I'd have hated her In Stiefvater's she grew on me

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