Thursday, July 22, 2010

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

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.

I think I liked Shiver more, but Linger was still great. I have only read these two books by Maggie Stiefvater, but they are making me want to read her other books. The Prologue made me want to read more, but I also found that it was really confusing. I was stuck asking other people if certain things happened in Shiver *they hadn’t*. The book ends up making a circle and what you read in the beginning relates to what is in the end of the book.
The relationship between Sam and Grace, I love! It is so adorable, and Sam is the perfect guy. (And he works in a bookstore!). Their chemistry is great, and it’s something that keeps me looking forward to reading the book. I wish that there was more werewolf- type stuff in Linger. It was mostly informational and Sam trying to figure out information and discovering himself more.
I loved the relationship between Cole and Isabelle, it was really cute!
Overall, I really liked this book. Though it had it’s faults, it was good. I’m excited to read the next one.

FTC- Received from a friend.