(ARC Review) LINGER by Maggie Stiefvater

May 21, 2010 5 flames, Maggie Stiefvater 4

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Source: Donated to blog
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press (July 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545123283
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545123280
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.

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.

It has been so long since Shiver came out, I almost forgot who the characters were!  With that being said,  as soon as I opened the book to the first page, I was instantly transported back to Mercy Falls.  I still get the warm and fuzzy feeling with the romance between Sam and Grace.  The author did a wonderful job with these two characters.  She included romance, drama and aching suspense that had me pulling at my hair.  The book flowed nicely and everything about it kept me consumed with finishing it in one sitting. 
The characters have grown, the author introduces old and new characters to the story, and she kept the goosebumps on me like I was in the snow with Sam and Grace. The ending about did me in though. Amazing is the only word I can think of at the moment to describe it. Amazing AND Breathtaking!

Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf

For Rereading! 5 STARS

4 Responses to “(ARC Review) LINGER by Maggie Stiefvater”

  1. Candace

    I read this over a month ago but haven’t posted my review yet. I’m glad you loved it! I didn’t. I mean, I didn’t hate it or anything. I just didn’t LOVE it. And I’m a HUGE fan of Maggie. I still gave it 3 stars, I just felt like it was more of a bridge book and the last book is going to be brilliant!

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