Thursday, April 19, 2012
Review: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Linger is the second book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater, following Shiver.
Linger didn’t grab me at first the same way that Shiver did. But there came a point that I got more invested in the story. One thing I love is a good paranormal story that approaches an old myth in a new way. Shiver introduces this by presenting werewolf-ism (is that word?) as a scientific process. This idea was really expanded in Linger and I thought it was a really fun, innovative approach to the legend.
While there are some characters I love in this book (Isabelle) there are some I really hated (Grace’s parents). But the most interesting of all was Cole. I just couldn’t decide if he was gonna be the evil mastermind that ruined everyone, or the genius that saves the day. Reading the Linger, you know Stiefvater is headed one way or the other, but Cole’s attitude fluctuated so much, it was hard to tell where he was going to go. It was fun to figure it out though.
And the ending? The ending I loved. I can’t wait to start Forever.
You can read other reviews for this book HERE and HERE.
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