Friday, January 21, 2011

Review: Linger

Title: Linger
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Source: Library
Date Finished: January 14th, 2011

Summary of Book:

The Longing.
Once Grace and Sam have found each other, they know that 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 human.
The Linger.
For Grace, Sam, and Cole, life is 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?

The cover, much like Shiver's cover, is perfect, as always. It has a story of it's own. Shiver's cover has Sam in the woods. He was the one fighting it, he was the one who knew that every winter he would be gone to the wolf part of him. 
Linger's cover has Grace, this time fighting for her life. We knew it would happen, but we didn't know that it would happen like this. Not everyone fights to stay human, to convince yourself that it's nothing, just another cold. But we know the true, something is going to happen. And it isn't going to be good.
Stiefvater's series will always be one to remember. Twilight and the Hunger Games are big and famous, they were fabulous, but they are nothing compared to this. The Wolves of Mercy Falls is a whole new category. Not dangerous(Hunger Games) and definitely not full of vamps(Twilight). 
Linger kept me awake night after night. Even though I devoured it in one sitting, it definitely was the series of the year. I mean, what series can make you think, feel and cry like this story? 
It may not be the end of the series, especially with a cliffhanger like that, but I know. The end is near.


  1. I loved Linger. The ending still makes me sad when I think about it, and I'm not an emotional person. Maggie Stiefvater is such a great writer.

  2. @Skye - I know. I hope FOREVER is good enough to ease our sadness :/ I love Stiefvater! Am going to try Lament soon!

  3. I think Shiver could have worked well as a stand-alone, even though i've read Linger (and loved it) i have to admit i'm a bit weary about Forever, the story could easily become over-fleshed. Then again Steivfater's writing style is beautiful...

    Anyway great review :)

    Come check out my Eternal review?

  4. Nice review! I had to skim it, since I have yet to read Shiver LOl

  5. @Khadija - I love Stiefvater's writing. I think that both books were kind of equal to me, and I'm hoping that FOREVER is something that was worth the wait.

    @L - Heehee. Sorry, L ;)


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