Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater Review

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1 edition (July 13, 2010)
Second book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series
This review will contain spoilers for anyone that has not read the first book Shiver.
Linger begins where Shiver leaves off. Sam is still human after having blood go through his wolf form from patients with meningitis. Grace and Sam still have a strong bond together if not even stronger. Cole, a new bad boy wolf that Beck created is immediately seen as Isabel's love interest. He comes from a stranger background than Sam, that causes an unease when reading his point of view. Sam becomes very worrying when he loses Beck and when he is not able to see Grace. With Beck's new wolves and Grace's past sneeking back up to her, Linger draws an even more vived experience with the wolves of Mercy Falls.

Maggie Steivfvater has craeated another amazing book to follow up her bestseller Shiver. Her writing is still impeccable and her flow of wrtiting point of views from different characters blows my mind at times. Personally I don't connect with Grace much , but her headstrong and brave character brings what you want to be through Grace's adventure.

Cole and Isabel have a weird love/hate realtionship - which I don't really mind - but Cole's hard to like until you find out more about him. Isabel's shallowness blows away a bit, but is still there when Cole is intruduced  and I can kind of see how the two are good for each other. The two of them together sets a double love story, while drama rises with Grace.

All in all, I would read Linger again, and I would recommened it to any hopeless romantics out there. While I prefere Shiver and believe it should have been a stand alone book Linger does answer some of the questions I had while reading Shiver that did not get answered.

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