- 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.
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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