January 27, 2013

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Hey everybody!  Cassia here!  It's the start of a new week!  Here's my review of Linger by Maggie Stiefvater.

WARNING:  Linger is the second book in The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater.  If you have not read the first book, Shiver, I highly suggest that you stop reading NOW.  Thank you!

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Sam and Grace can finally be together.  But Grace can’t hide Sam from her parents, and they aren’t happy about him.  Grace is also sick.  She can’t say what it is, but every time, she reeks of wolf.  She doesn’t tell her parents that, either.
Sam has taken control of the pack.  All the others haven’t changed yet, which leaves Sam with one of the new wolves: Cole.  Sam can’t figure out what to do with him, and he still isn’t sure how he’s supposed to take Beck’s role as leader.
Isabel still hasn’t gotten over Jack’s death, and Sam’s survival.  When she meets Cole, she can’t help but be attracted to him, even though she knows she shouldn’t.  Cole can’t help but be attracted to her, either.  He became a wolf to get away, and he wants it to stay that way.
Can Grace and Sam still be together?

This is the second book of the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy.  I always like the second book to be better than the first, and this book did not disappoint.  If you read the Whatcha Readin’ Wednesday that said I was reading this book, you know that at first, I couldn’t form an opinion on Cole St. Clair.  Eventually I did: He’s one of my favorite characters.  There’s also a little bit of science in this book.  Well, more like werewolf science.  So when you get there, grab a dictionary.

So you know Sam’s past.  In this book, he struggles with it.  He doesn’t try to forget it--that’s impossible.  Instead he tries to cope with it, which is really hard.  Grace struggles with her parents, and when they’ve been there for her.  She loves Sam, and she’s not giving him up anytime soon.  Or, well, ever.  Then you have Cole St. Clair.  I have two words for Cole: suicidal rockstar.  As I said before, music is in these books A LOT.  Cole plays piano, and he sings.  He loves music like Sam does, and like Sam, it’s part of his escape.

In the sequel to Shiver, Stiefvater explores what it means to love, to fight for the ones you love, and dealing with grief.
Five stars!
Goodbye for now,

No comments:

Post a Comment