Narrated by: Jenna Lamia (Grace), Pierce Cravens (Sam), Dan Bittner (Cole), and Emma Galvin (Isabelle)
- Pub. Date: July 2010
- Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
- Format: Hardcover, 362pp
- Sales Rank: 184
- Age Range: Young Adult
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.My Thoughts:
Lets just start with I love the new Sam narrator! He sounds more his age than the other one. Jenna is just as good as she was in Shiver, and I love the two new narrators for Cole and Isabelle, Dan and Emma. Oh I almost forgot to mention Sam sings in the audiobook, really sings. I thought that was very cool aspect they added in.
Linger continues on with Maggie's lyrical writing style. There's just something about it that draws me in. Maybe my love of wolves in general help out a bit but I just love this series. Parts of this book had me literally on the edge of my seat.
I'm loving the addition of Cole and enjoyed getting to know him some. I kinda missed the other wolves we got to know a bit in the first one. It's not like they're not there, they're just more in the background this time.
If I had any gripe, it would be about Grace's parents. Last book they couldn't be bothered and now they've done a complete 360? Kind of seems unrealistic and it was a bit annoying at times. Other than that, I loved the book.
~EDIT~ I wrote this right after I finished it a couple days ago. Now that I've had time to think about it, maybe her parents 360 isn't all that surprising. As a parent watching my oldest, who's going to be 18 very soon, I've realized he'll be out of the house soon. It makes you want to hold on even tighter. Maybe that's what Grace's parents are starting to feel.~
Author's Website: Maggie Stiefvater