Someone please tell me there are more books after this. I don't think I can handle not reading more about James and Nuala.
Ballad is the sequel to Lament. As much as I like Lament, I loved Ballad more. Instead of the story revolving around Dee, Ballad is the story of James, Dee's best friend, and Nuala, a leanan sidhe. Leanan sidhe need humans to keep them alive. At first James is Nuala's mark, her next victim, but something changes in both of them. It's a beautiful, haunting story. I was racing to the end to see how this turned out.
I loved how the music was so much apart of the story. I loved how James would wake up with music filling his head and blurring his eyes. I loved that he wrote the songs on his arms and his music teacher played the song off his arms. James is a musician and I have a soft spot for a guy who plays an instrument.