Maggie Stiefvater is very happy with the cover for Ballad, the upcoming sequel to the awesome Lament. And rightly so, eh? It's lovely! And so very bright and fiery in comparison to the much colder cover of its predecessor, which, for the record, I really love. I also like the new subtitle for this one: A Gathering of Faerie. Here's the blurb:
In this sequel to Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception, faeries follow James and Dee to Thornking-Ash Conservatory, where James struggles with his feelings for Dee and with the dangerous faerie muse, Nuala. When Halloween plunges both Dee and Nuala into danger, James finds he can only choose one.
Sigh. Ballad is due out in October.