Thursday, July 22, 2010

Review: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

In Maggie Stiefvater's 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 in the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabelle, 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.
Publisher: Scholastic

Released: July 13, 2010

My Rating : 4 / 5

Book Two in the Wolves of Mercruy Falls Trilogy introduing a lot of new things. We learn that picking up and moving to warm, sunny Florida isn't the answer to the shifting problem. Linger is told in four voices: Grace, Sam, plus we are introduced to Isabel (whose brother eas killed at the end of Shiver) and Cole (one of the newbies Beck brough back from Canada).

One of the things I loved about Shiver was the love connection of Sam and Grace. As this book brings into focus the "what now" I found this took a backseat...and I instead found a new clone worthy guy in Cole! Cole is a musician (score!) with a dark past (yay for bad boys!) and a tad cocky. Once he starts to open up and let you see who he is deep down inside, you can't help but crave more of him. Isabel is another great addition as she says what's on her mind and is super confident - put her & Cole together and you've got some fun times to be had :)

Maggie's writing is once again beautiful, poetic & flows so smoothly. Reading her books is like endulging on your favorite dessert. Mmmmm, chocolate!

Stop by tomorrow for an interview with Maggie...and a chance to win your very own copy of Linger!


  1. I agree it was a satisfying follow up to Shiver. Great review!

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  2. I'm really want to read this! I'd best try my luck in your contest tomorrow :)

  3. Oh, it sounds like Linger is wonderful! Glad that the new additions to the narrative were still likable. :)