Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Review: Linger

Title: Linger
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Page Number: 360
Series: Wolves of Mercy Falls Series - Book 2

In Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabel, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love—the light and the dark, the warm and the cold—in a way you will never forget.


The breath-taking love story Maggie Stiefvater started in Shiver continues in Linger. Sam and Grace are back and continuing their fight for love. There are also new characters introduced that add another remarkable tail (yes, I am lame☺) to the Wolves of Mercy Falls series.

Grace and Sam's fight to be together continues. For Grace that means more lying to her parents and keeping a dangerous secret from those she cares about. For Sam it means figuring out how to survive into the future. Isabel, who had already lost her brother to the wolves, is suddenly drawn to new werewolf, Cole whose past has the potential to destroy the whole pack.

The breathtaking writing in Shiver blew me away, and I was so happy to see Maggie's beautiful prose continued in Linger. Sam and Grace's story becomes even more intense. I swear I might have stopped breathing a few times. Isabel also comes into the story more. She and Cole have a relationship that is completely different from Sam and Grace. It's just... I loved it!

You have no idea, probably, unless you read the book, how much I wanted to shake Grace silly in this book. That "dangerous secret" mentioned in the synopsis... Yea. Why would you not TELL ANYONE?!? Seriously, though, I was getting really worried about her. She was getting worse each chapter, but she wouldn't tell Sam. Ah, Sam. We get to see more of Sam's life and his personality in this book. We also get to see more of Isabel, which I was super thrilled about. She's a really interesting character, and I loved her humorous one liners. Cole was yummy. He almost the polar opposite of Sam. I want to see more of him. *nods*

As was with Shiver, this book is very romance heavy, but I loved every single minute of reading this book. When I hit the last page, all I wanted was more. Sadly, though, my copy of Forever, the last book in the trilogy, has not yet arrived in the mail. I am eagerly awaiting it because I am hooked!




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