Saturday, July 10, 2010

Book Review: Linger

I wish I had had the chance to reread SHIVER before this, but when I saw LINGER on the shelf early, I snatched it up. And, of course, had it read in two days. It was amazing. But what else can you expect from Maggie Stiefvater? Her writing is amazing. Whether or not you like the story, the writing is beautiful.

When I finished SHIVER, I loved the ending, and I felt that there didn't need to be more. It felt very much like a stand-alone novel. But, man, am I glad it wasn't.

I liked this one even better than SHIVER. However, with four POVs it was a little more difficult. I had to go back several times to see you was narrating. It states very clearly, but sometimes I forgot to look. Anyway, I liked Isabel even more. And I liked Grace better. Sam was swoon-worthy as before. He may be too perfect, but not too perfect for me. Perhaps this is why I'm single. I'm picky and haven't met my Sam. New character, Cole, was introduced. It took me til the end of the book to decide whether or not I liked him.

And... this one made me cry. SHIVER got the tears filling my eyes, but LINGER had them rolling down my cheeks. Wonder what FOREVER will do. I seriously can't wait to read it.

On a side note, something interesting about these books. SHIVER has a blue cover, and the ink inside is blue. LINGER has a green cover, and the ink inside is green. I don't know if FOREVER has been assigned a color. I hope it's purple, but I see it in my head being rose colored. Hmm...


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.


Sandy said...

I see is either reddish or orangey or yellowy for Forever, some kind of Autumn colour xD. Great review I really want to read this book. And I agree Maggie's writing is very beautiful and romantic. I'll probably cry for sure.

Catie S (Book Bound) said...

I love the 4 POV's. Cole is the character I want to beat the crap out of, but he makes me a bit curious.

Name: Aine said...

@Sandy, it'll have to be a darkish color because if it's too light, the print will be hard to read.

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