Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception is by Maggie Stiefvater. The first book in The Gathering of Faerie series. Deirdre is a sixteen-year-old who is an extremely gifted musician. She can also see faeries. What she doesn't know is that she has been marked for death by the faerie queen and that the new hottie in her life, Luke, is the one sent to kill her. As their relationship deepens, Luke realizes he loves Deirdre and attempts to protect her from other assassins. Can they survive the wrath of the queen? Will they be able to stay together if they survive? A charming story by the author of the Wolves of Mercy Falls series.
Ratings: 9th grade - 8 out of 10 - MP (mild profanity).