Monday, October 13, 2008

LAMENT is seeing stars!

Congratulations to Maggie Stiefvater whose debut novel, LAMENT: THE FAERIE QUEEN'S DECEPTION, just got a starred review in Publishers Weekly. A quote from the review:

"YA readers searching for faerie stories will be happy to find this debut novel, an accomplished take on well-loved themes.... Stiefvater brings to her story several layers of romance, a knowledge of Irish music and a talent for
plot twists. She is also unafraid of taking plot developments to their logical outcomes, even when they mar the characters' happiness. Vibrant and potent, her
writing will hook genre fans. "

The "she is unafraid" line is one of my favorites. As you can imagine, having just started in this position, my every waking hour is spent reading every single Flux book that I either didn't work on as a publicist or that we've acquired for future publication. With every book and manuscript I read, I'm gaining familiarity with the scope of our authors and when I started reading Maggie, the word "fearless" was one of the first to pop into my brain. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks so.


Andrew Karre said...

If I may be permitted to comment on my old blog, I am so excited for this review. Maggie deserves this. This is a book she rewrote more times than either of us cares to remember (and I don't mean simply "revised extensively," I mean tare the thing down to the studs Money-Pit-style-renovation rewrites) and that took serious guts. This is, I am sure, just the first of many confirmations of her talent and tenacity.

cuileann said...

I am ever so excited to get this book...thinking about it as a prize for a giveaway.

A.S. King said...

This is awesome! And well deserved! Congratulations, Maggie!

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Y'all are making my ears burn and my face blush over here. Seriously. Andrew deserves the star as much as me.

Christy Raedeke said...

Such great news for Maggie and for Flux! Cheers, Christy