Sunday, August 1, 2010

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Wow, this book really took me by surprise.  After reading Shiver the first book in the "Wolves of Mercy Falls" series, you never know if the next book is going to live up to its predecessor.  In the first book there was a lot of character development between Sam and Grace.  I have to admit I really enjoyed reading about their relationship in the first book.  Then I wondered now that they are together where is the second book going to take me?

Well, I was not disappointed at all.  In fact I thought that Stiefvater created a more complex and thought provoking book than the first.  In this book we get to read the story through more perspectives than just Sam and Grace, which thickens the plot.  In the story, things become far more complicated for Sam and Grace and they must work harder to stay together.   In order to make sure that the wolf pack survives new wolves had been created.  Cole is one of those wolves, his lifestyle lead him to becoming a wolf and now he struggles with who he wants himself to be and who he should become.  He was probably the most dynamic character in this story.  I had many thoughts about this character, both good and bad, while reading the story.  Another fun character is Isabel, I feel like we really get to learn more about her and her struggles in life.  Ultimately the struggle for Grace and Sam to be together continues.  Grace is such a strong character, practically stubborn and Sam is an emotional person.  Their relationship with each is young yet enduring at the same time.

 Now that I have read Linger,  the sad part is waiting so long for the third book.  Forever is not scheduled to come out until next July.  Waiting a whole year to find out what happens is going to drive me crazy.  In the mean time I will continue to read more great titles.  Although, If you have not read Shiver or "Linger,  you need to do so!!!!


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