Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie - Maggie Stiefvater Another strong offering from Maggie Stiefvater, in her authentic and haunting faerie world.

I loved James' perspective in this book, but the one thing that disappointed me was the loss of Deirdre's perspective. Where was the strong heroine of [b:Lament The Faerie Queen's Deception|3112850|Lament The Faerie Queen's Deception|Maggie Stiefvater||3144132]? What led her so far astray? (And what happened to Luke?) I wish we had been able to see her downward spiral through her own eyes, instead of sporadically through James and her unsent text messages. The story felt incomplete without it.

Then again, I have a feeling this world isn't over... maybe some things will be explained later.