Giveaway: Maggie Stiefvater’s Ballad & Lament

In honor of her book, Forever, I am giving away a copy of both Ballad and Lament to one lucky winner!

All you have to do is comment and you can win!

Book Blurb for Ballad :

James Morgan has an almost unearthly gift for music. And it has attracted Nuala, a soul-snatching faerie muse who fosters and then feeds on the creative energies of exceptional humans until they die. James has plenty of reasons to fear the faeries, but as he and Nuala collaborate on an achingly beautiful musical composition, James finds his feelings towards Nuala deepening. But the rest of the fairies are not as harmless. As Halloween—the day of the dead—draws near, James will have to battle the Faerie Queen and the horned king of the dead to save Nuala’s life and his soul.


Book Blurb for Lament:

Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan, a gifted harpist who regularly plays for weddings and other events, has the kind of stage fright that makes her physically ill before a performance, which is an inauspicious way to start a romance; but while vomiting before a competition she meets a gorgeous boy who comes into the restroom to hold her hair. He is Luke Dillon, a flautist who proceeds to accompany her in a truly stellar performance. As four-leaf clovers start appearing everywhere, Deirdre develops telekinetic powers and encounters strange, unworldly people who seem to bear her ill will. Her best friend, James, also a talented musician; her beloved grandmother; and her mother all are in danger, as Deirdre is targeted by the queen of Faerie. Deirdre eventually discovers that she is a cloverhand, a person who can see the denizens of faerie, and Luke, not the only immortal who has her in his sights, is a gallowglass, an assassin assigned by the queen of Faerie to kill Deirdre but who falls in love with her instead.


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  • Both books sound awesome! I cant wait to hear them! I love faeries! These sound great! I'll definitely be getting these! Thank you!

  • You have my attention. The books sounds so good and I sure hope to be entered for a chance to win them. I was very interesting in the video here and I loved everything about the whole site. I am so glad to say I met some one new to me and I am looking forward to keeping in touch now. Have a great day. susan Leech

  • Oh my goodness, what a great giveaway! I called my 15 yr-old daughter in to read the blurbs, and she immediately listed Ballad, Lament and Forever at the top of her TBR list. She plays piano and violin and LOVES fairies.

    We can't wait to read Ms. Stiefvater's musical series!!!


  • That’s all the most wonderful news, has raelly made my day! I love hearing when great things happen to people I like… and when they’re writers, it’s even nicer 😉 Of course now totally intrigued as to what you can never tell, ever, and about the fabulous short story commission! You’d say if it was the New Yorker, right????!!!Agents, schmagents…(yes, I have none either). More fool them, you are a shooting star!

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