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Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
  

Ballad

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The stunning sequel to Lament is a new compelling, romantic and absolutely addictive novel from Maggie Stiefvater set in the vicious world of fairie. For anyone looking for something both creepy and fantastical this is it.

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Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater

When his best friend, Dee, fell in love with a faerie, James realized she'd never feel the same way about him. The only way he could survive the hurt was to throw himself into music. But James didn't realize this path would lead to Nuala, a faerie who promises she can make all his dreams come true.

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Praise for Shiver:
‘A truly engrossing novel about star-crossed lovers who would do anything to stay together. A magnificent and haunting love story’ youngscot.org

‘An engrossing story of teenaged love. Humourous and witty with wry observations of suburban existence’ Books for keeps

‘Shiver has a sense of unfolding mystery, a genuine quest and threats from humans and wolves alike’ Observer

About the Author

Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater is a twenty-seven year old writer, artist and musician. Her debut novel, Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception, was published by Flux in 2008. She lives in rural Virginia, USA, with her husband and their two young children. As well as being an author, Maggie is an award-winning artist and plays several instruments including the Celtic harp, the piano and the bagpipes. Maggie says her greatest literary influences for Shiver were Crow Lake and The Time Traveler’s Wife “because they tell quiet, bittersweet love stories.”

Maggie Stiefvater on Maggie Stiefvater:

All of my life decisions have been based around my inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space and coming to work in your pyjamas are frowned upon when you're a waitress, calligraphy instructor or technical editor (all of which I've tried), but are highly prized traits in novelists, musicians and artists (I've made my living as one of these since I was 22).

I now live an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with my charmingly straight-laced husband, two small kids, two neurotic dogs, one criminally insane cat and a 1973 Camaro named Loki.

I'm an avid reader, an award-winning coloured pencil artist and play several musical instruments, including the Celtic harp, the piano and the bagpipes. I also make great cocktail party conversation.

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Publication date

5th May 2011

Author

Maggie Stiefvater

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Publisher

Scholastic

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage)
Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781407121123

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