Saturday, November 14, 2015

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater Book Review

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater 

Published July 13th 2010 by Scholastic Press
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Fiction, Supernatural, Paranormal
Page: 360
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review by: Tina


the longing.

Once Grace and Sam have found each other, they know they must fight to stay together. For Sam, this means a reckoning with his werewolf past. For Grace, it means facing a future that is less and less certain.

the loss.

Into their world comes a new wolf named Cole, whose past is full of hurt and danger. He is wrestling with his own demons, embracing the life of a wolf while denying the ties of being a human. 

the linger.

For Grace, Sam, and Cole, life a constant struggle between two forces--wolf and human--with love baring its two sides as well. It is harrowing and euphoric, freeing and entrapping, enticing and alarming. As their world falls apart, love is what lingers. But will it be enough?


Book 1 was so satisfying and ended beautifully as a standalone book. With book 2, I was right in thinking it will present a twist.

The theories of this werewolf "cure" was black and white in book 1. Then new wolves are introduced in book 2 and they did not follow the pattern of the previous pack. That changes "magic" to "science."

Wolfism is so cleverly constructed. I could not believe shifting is part of human natural response for survival. The solutions are logical and brilliantly thought out.

I enjoyed reading from different narratives. You can feel the characters' hearts in each narrative. This seems to be a common style by Stiefvater. It was a really fun read and the beginning chapters were hysterical. The romance scenes were lovely. The tone is still the same but less descriptive. The feelings are focused on urgency and helplessness. I'm dying to know about the other wolves/humans. I'm hoping book 3 will cover their stories.

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