Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Published: July 20, 2010
Source: ARC from Around The World Tours
Description: 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 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.
I Give This Book 3.5 Stars!
I think this book might have been better if it would have been more of a companion novel instead of an actual sequel. With 4 narratives, the story seems almost mundane at times. Grace and Sam's story feels like it's just going through the motions. I wonder if the author included them because she was afraid her fans would be uupset if she left them out. I actually preferred the story when it was told from Isabel and Cole's points of view. I think it would have be just fine with just those two. We still would have got some of the story of Sam and Grace, but I think it would have felt more intense from an outside point of view. In fact, I was really annoyed with Grace at times. I'm not sure I'm a big fan of the attitude teenagers get with their parents in today's fiction. I wonder if it sets a bad example...
The book still has that wonderful poetic flow. It's easy to get caught up the story even if you're not enjoying it as much as you would like. I don't think fans of Shiver will be disappointed!