Monday, August 16, 2010
Linger by Maggie Steifvater
Author: Maggie Steifvater
Published: July 2010
Source: The library
Synopsis from Godoreads:
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 par ...more 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.
So, I must admit that I was a bit afraid of this book. I mean, Shiver's ending was absolute perfection. Would Linger take something away from that? No, no it wouldn't. It added to it. It continued the absolutely beautiful story that Shiver set up.
The most noticeable difference between Shiver and Linger are the two new POV's that we get to read. One of them is Isabel's. She was in Shiver, and played a rather large role. I liked being in her head a lot. She's a very multi-dimensional character. The other is Cole. He was not directly in Shiver, though he was indirectly mentioned. What a character. I didn't know whether to love him or hate him most the time, and I was always struck by his frankness.
I loved the continuation of Grace and Sam's relationship. It was just so honest and real. And sweet, very sweet. I got really, really annoyed with Grace's parents by the end of the book. They were just so frustrating.
The mystery of the wolves, how they change, and why they change was still a big part of this book. We learn that some of the things we thought were tied up at the end of Shiver are far from it. I thought that everything that happened in this book kept with Shiver really well. It was all consistant.
Basically I loved this book, and thought that it was a fitting sequel to Shiver. I'm really, really looking forward to Forever!
Overall: 46/50 A-
Cover/Title Comments: I love this cover! I think that it's just gorgeous. The title's nice too.