Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Review: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Published: July 2010
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 420
Age Group: Young Adult 
Other: Part of the Wolves of Mercy Falls TrilogyShiver came out in 2009, the final book Forever will be published in July, 2011. 
Buy the book: Bookdepository

Grace and Sam must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping dangerous secrets. For Sam, it means grappling with his werewolf past ...and figuring out a way to survive the future.
But just when they manage to find happiness, Grace finds herself changing in ways she could never have expected...

Linger is the second book in the trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater about the Wolves of Mercy Falls, and oh my does she know how to build up the tension. I loved Shiver and was stunned by the ending of it, so I couldn't wait til this book finally came in - and I read it within 24 hours. 

In Shiver, Grace falls for the yellow eyed wolf in the woods, and after he turns back into his human form, they get together. Sam fights the cold to stay human - to stay with the girl he loves.  Linger takes off where Shiver stopped and without telling you too much about what happens (because I think it's better to read it for yourself!) I loved it. Maggie Stiefvater knows how to build up the tension in the book and she got me on the edge of my seat within the first 100 pages. At some points, the pieces about Cole were a little long, but I loved seeing the situation from other characters' perspective. Plus, I think Stiefvater was building up to something that we will see happening in Forever - but I could be wrong :)

In  Linger, Sam and Grace have to fight to stay together with parents who suddenly seem to realize that they have a daughter, and the fight Grace has to put up herself. I have to be honest and say that I loved Shiver more than I loved Linger, but as the sequel to my favorite book of last year, it lived up to my expectations. And now.. I'll have to wait for Forever to come out in July. I don't think I can wait that long..

My overall rating: 

Because I love it. I love the way Stiefvater writes the story. Her storytelling is great and has me hooked - I want more!

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