Monday, November 16, 2015

Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater Book Review

Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater 

Published July 1st 2014 by Scholastic Press
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Fiction, Supernatural, Paranormal
Page: 357
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review by: Tina



Cole St. Clair has come to California for one reason: to get Isabel Culpeper back. She fled from his damaged, drained life, and damaged and drained it even more. He doesn't just want her. He needs her. 


Isabel is trying to build herself a life in Los Angeles. It's not really working. She can play the game as well as all the other fakes...but what's the point? What is there to win?


Cole and Isabel share a past that never seemed to have a future. They have the power to save each other and the power to tear each other apart. The only thing for certain is that they cannot let go. 


This is book 3.5 to The Wolves of Mercy Falls series.
The summary above is...laughable. It sounds cheesy. Grotesque. Smut. Bleh.

What the book really is... is delectable. A perfect side story of beloved side characters and the conclusion to a fascinating clever book. 

So the book really is about Cole moving to LA to be with Isabel. In order for him to be in LA, he sells himself to be on a reality tv show; I like how it is referred as "filming voyeurism". It is supposed to be about music. But the show brings out the worst demon in him. Each time he feels he's about to fall, he turns himself into a wolf. I've never read of wolfism in a narcotic sort of way. The thought is refreshing. Each shift, he is relieved and less tense. Each shift, he forgets a little more about his problems.

And Isabel is humanized in this story. She's not the painted villain in book 1 or failed heroine in book 2. It makes me a little giddy because it reads like a fanfic. But what appeals to me is the wittiness, beauty, and story. Occassionally, 0.5 books lack story; sometimes 0.5 fail to wrap up a story. This book delivers. It really can be sold as book 4. Full 357 of heart, laughter, and joy.

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