Thursday, July 29, 2010

Maggie Stiefvater;Linger

  • ARC
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press (July 13, 2010)


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 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.

My Review

OO The excitement I had when I got this book. I couldn't wait to see what happened next to Sam and Grace. Who could not remember the chemistry those two carried. It did seem to carry into the sequel. You also got a better feel of the characters. I really had high expectations. I know now not to do that to myself. It's not as though Linger was a bad book by all means. It just didn't hit the mark for me even with Maggie's skilled hand. Maggie's writing always flows and seems to have a graceful technique. I just felt the story really lagged at the beginning. As for Cole...I kinda dislike him. I don't know why. He gives me the heebie geebies.  It took me quite some time to settle into the book. The ending though was impressive. It left a lasting image in my head.

 I do recommend you take the time to read Shiver the first in the series. otherwise you might be confused. Linger I am hoping is a stepping stone for a great 3rd book in the series. Yep, That means I plan on continuing the series.

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Kirthi said...

Haha, I didn't like Cole much either, and I do hope there's another book after this! I think there has to be, because the ending was a cliff-hanger!

Jan von Harz said...

I was not as enthralled with this one either and very unhappy being left with the ending and having to wait for the next one. That being said, I do love Maggie's prose and will be anxiously awaiting number three.

Mel said...

I am listening to the audio of this book now, and I have to say, that if I wasn't listening to it, I would have put it down by now. It is just too slow. I really agree with much of what you have said. Thank you for your review, I now have the ending to look forward to, so I know it will get better. Great review!

Adriana said...

Aw, I actually liked Linger more than Shiver. I didn't really like Cole at first, but he grew on me by the end. I can't wait to see how it all comes together in Forever.

Book Crazy Jenn said...

I felt the same way, it took me a bit to settle into the book, but once I did it was better...Sorry you were not as drawn in as with Shiver...I am thinking maybe if I had read them one two it might have made a difference, who knows! Great review.

Faye said...

Can't wait to read it! <3 Sam!


I haven't read this series. I'm considering it

Thanks for the review

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Both of these have run a bit slow paced for me but still enjoyable. Hopefully Forever can pack more punch! Great review!

Teens Read & Write

Steph said...

I just Started this one and am so very excited to jump into it. Great review!

Lily Child said...

Most of the reviews I've read seem to lean one of two ways...Either people love it or it fell short. Both Shiver and Linger are high up on my TBR list. I hope to get to them shortly. Thanks for the review!

btw...that is quite a lovely trailer! :)

Dominique said...

The trailer is awesome!! :D

Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) said...

I'm refraining from reading this review because I haven't read the book yet, but I wanted to let you know that I gave you a little awardy-award!