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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: Linger
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls (Shiver) Book 2
Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Release Date: July 2010

My Rating: 4/5

Now that Grace and Sam have found each other, they know they must fight to stay together. For Sam, this means a reckoning with his werewolf past. For Grace, it means facing a future that is less and less certain.

Into their world comes a new wolf named Cole, whose past is full of anger and hurt. He is wrestling with his own demons, embracing the life of a wolf while denying the ties of being human.

For Grace, Sam and Cole, life is a constant struggle between two forces, wolf and human, with love baring its two sides as well. It is harrowing and euphoric, freeing and entrapping, enticing and alarming. As their world falls apart, love is what lingers. But will it be enough?

I was extremely lucky to get an advanced copy of Linger and I was so excited as Shiver was one of my favourite books of 2009. Just as good as Shiver, I feel it paves the way for what is sure to be an amazing book 3 which I believe will be called Forever.

Just like in Shiver, we get to hear the story from the perspectives of Sam and Grace and I can't think of any fictional characters or couple that I like more than sensitive Sam with a love of reading and indie music, and strong, independent Grace. What I like about Linger is that we also get to read the story from the point of view of two other characters as well, new wolf Cole and troubled Isabel, which I feel gives the story more depth.

While I don't want to spoil what happens in Linger, I will say that I was not surprised by the path the book took, nor was I surprised by the ending. That said, it did not take away my love for the book or my excitement as I went from chapter to chapter. I have quite simply fallen for the characters in this world Maggie Stiefvater has created. And my favourite line from the book?

'I never knew there were so many different ways to say goodbye'

Fans of Shiver will not be disappointed! My only criticism is that it was too short and I now have a very long wait for book 3!


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  2. 'I never knew there were so many different ways to say goodbye'

    OMG i cant wait to see where that comes from!! DUDE!!!!!

  3. July can't here here quick enough!

  4. That's an extremely tantalising review! You haven't given much away, but you've made me want to read Linger even more. I absolutely can't wait!

  5. Great review---it has me running out today to pick up Shiver!

  6. i just finished shiver it was AWESOME !! but like i thought sam was cured? :S

  7. me and my mum love shiver and cant wait for linger!its supposed to be out 20/7/10!
    brillant review:)

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  9. I am your 10th follower!! Great review of Linger, ARC tours are the best... if you would like a few suggestions of other tours shoot me a message :)


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  10. i cant wait for the book to come out next week!!!!!!! ahhhh <3

  11. i love shiver need linger like NOW!!!!!
    getin it tomoz cant wait to start!!!

  12. Finished linger!!! Can't wait for #3!!!

  13. It was awesome getting an ARC for 'Linger' back in February but it meant that I had to wait even longer for 'Forever' :) Glad you liked 'Linger' :)


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