Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie - Maggie Stiefvater I have become a really big Maggie Stiefvater fan. :) I have now read Shiver, Lament, and Ballad, and I loved them all! Focusing on this book … It was amazing. I thought it was better than Lament. I loved getting James's point of view; I thought he was cool in Lament and I was happy to learn so much more about him. He's both a really funny and a really compelling and realistic character. Nuala was also really awesome! I like her and James together better than Dee and James together. In fact, I got REALLY REALLY annoyed with Dee in this book. I didn't have much of a problem with her in Lament, but in Ballad I saw how much she was using James and hurting his feelings, and I started to kind of hate her. Although I understand she misses Luke … But still, she was getting a little needy/whiney.Okay, I guess I'm done now, before I start ranting. :D You get the idea - I loved it! I can't wait for the next book!!! ^_^