If you think fairies are cute, small women with wings in frilly dresses--think again. Stiefvater weaves a lyrical tale of Deidre, a talented musician, who also happens to be terribly introverted. When Luke Dillion strolls into her life with flute in hand, Deidre instantly feels drawn to him. They play a duet at the music competition that wins them the grand prize and then Luke mysteriously disappears. Deidre tries to come to terms with the changes that are happening in her life that began with the appearance of Luke.
Deidre starts to realize her own telekinesis and she begins to have strange encounters with beings that are nothing like the fairies she is used to reading about. She learns that she is the target of the illusive fairy queen, the cruel and soulless master of the fairy folk. Now, Deidre's whole family and her best friend James find themselves under attack. As the solstice approaches, a time when the fairy world is in close contact with our own, Deidre must brace herself. When she comes to the realization that she may lose the ones she loves the most to the Queen's wrath she knows there is only one solution--to fight.
Maggie Stiefvater's story of forbidden love joins voices over the ages adding to the epic nature of Celtic mythology. With a name like Deidre...you have to wonder is her story one of passion and love or one of infinite sorrows?
This young adult title will have fans of paranormal romance craving more!