Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publication: Scholastic Press (July 13, 2010)
Description: 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: I need some synonyms for "outstanding". I loved this book. I have been having a restless reading summer. I'll read a page or two and then check my blog or get a drink of water or go look out the window and then come back for another page or two. Not that the books I have been reading aren't good but they just didn't compel me to read. Linger did. I don't think I moved while I read this one. The story was so engaging for me.
I liked that the story was divided between four viewpoint characters - Grace, Sam, Isabel and Cole. Each character was so distinct. The tension was so high in this book. Sam was so uncertain that his "cure" would last. Grace was so frightened about what was happening to her. Isabel was feeling so guilty. And Cole was just so lost.
I know there will be many much more articulate reviews this week. But I am lost for words. All I can say is "read it, read it NOW!"
"Hick allergy," Isabel said. "Grease allergy. Where I used to live, we had real coffeehouses. when I say panini here, everyone says Bless you."Challenges: 2010 YA Reading Challenge, Paranormal Reading Challenge, RYOB Reading Challenge