Saturday, August 20, 2011
Review: Linger (Shiver #2)
Title: Linger (Shiver #2)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Rating: 4/5 stars
In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.
At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love -- the light and the dark, the warm and the cold -- in a way you will never forget.
Another great novel.
In the beginning I was a little uninterested because things were a little slow. I felt like Sam's emotions were repeated too much. I wanted more action instead of everyone talking about their feelings. So for me, the beginning was too slow. But then stuff started happening and I became really interested in the story again.
There are two other characters this book focuses on besides Sam and Grace. Isabel, Grace's friend, and Cole, a newly turned wolf.
I couldn't figure out how Sam was able to stay human so much. I know he thinks he figured it out but it's just not making any sense to me really. It makes sense I just thinks it's somewhat of a stretch with all the other people turning into wolves so easily.
I LOVED that we focused on Cole and Isabel though. In fact, I think I even liked their stories and their characters better than I did Sam and Grace. Cole is a complex character but he's so interesting I found myself loving him. Isabel was the same way.
Sam and Grace were just a little boring in this book. Grace was really secretive and Sam was just blah. I love Sam, but I wasn't a huge fan of him in this book. His love is undeniable and I admire it but I don't understand how they couldn't talk to each other about their problems like a good communicating couple should.
Other than that, a good book. I would reread this story again simply for Cole and Isabel.