Monday, August 9, 2010

Review: Linger by Maggie Steifvater

Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Link goes to and teaser from

" 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 Isabel, 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 rating: 4 of 5 stars**

*My short but sweet review*

There is such suspense, and there is a new character that at first I wish would just disappear, but then, of course, I start to care about him and wonder what he will do next.
Grace is still lovable, and mostly opposite of me, but she also learns to stand up for herself in regards to her parents.
Sam is still drool worthy (by his physical description, his love, and big bonus he is a musician). Although he is one for ignoring issues that he really should face.
Part of me wanting to throw the book was the pace of the beginning, but once you get about halfway through, you understand the pacing, and why details were focused on more than you wanted when all you wanted to do was read about Sam and Grace's relationship.
Also, I wish that Isabel and Cole's POV was more distinctive. They have their own personalities, but often, because it is written from 1st person, I get very confused as to who is talking.
And, what a cliffie-- I have such a bittersweet relationship with series, because I am left with this longing----

I would love to hear what you think and if you have written a review, feel free to link it up and I will see what you think!


  1. I HATE the book. I love the way she writers. but ever thing else was so wrong. it is trash to me. like why is Sam never happy when he is with grace? and Grace is all in to Grace. there are all of these things that make me go crazy with this book.
    if you would like to hear more of what I think go to my blog.
    I do not want to keep telling you all these rude things on your own blog :)

  2. I'm dying to read this one! I was left hanging at the end of Shiver, and I just can't wait to see what Maggie has in store for Sam and Grace

  3. I haven't read this one yet - but am definitely looking forward to finding out what happens to Sam and Grace in Linger. I have heard a lot of mixed reviews for it, to be perfectly honest, but I do think I still want to give it a chance.

  4. Your reactions to this are very similar to mine! I ended up loving Isabel and especially Cole, but I was angry that they were there at first. And Sam! I just love Sam and his tortured past!!!

  5. I adored this book. I thought that it was sad at the end...but hey there has to be material for FOREVER right? I cant wait. Great review!

  6. The end is such a cliffhanger and I still haven't read Forever! :(


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