It is cold and Sam is still human--after so many years of fearing the cold, expecting the loss of his humanity, he is having a hard time adjusting to the new flow of his life. Grace just wants him to trust that it is really true. But as Sam is trying to cope, so many other things are happening. One of Beck’s new wolves, now Sam’s wolves, is shifting far too early. An even worse than the unpredictable Cole, Grace’s parents suddenly take an active interest in her life and he is getting seriously ill. There are no reasons or explanation. She could be dying, but even with all of them, Cole, Sam & Isabel on the task, they may not figure out what is wrong with her in time. Sam’s dreams and hopes for a normal life are slipping further out of reach.
Honestly, I am just as impressed with Linger as I was with Shiver. Sam and grace continue to develop as characters certainly, but I am so amazed with Isabel. Her character, while interesting and crucial in Shiver, shows so much more depth with pieces of the story told through her eyes. The story overall is just and engaging and compelling. The way it ends will just floor you, I really have no idea how things will turn out in the next book, Forever.
Those of you that follow Maggie Stiefvater know that she loves to make people cry with her work. Well, she did it again. You hear me Maggie, there were tears. Again.
I have the sneaking suspicion that I should buy stock in some tissue company for reading Forever. Love fantasy, love werewolves, love the paranormal genre, or a great story of love and friendship? Pick up this set, Wolves of Mercy Falls, starting with Shiver, continue on to Linger and wait with me for the release of Forever in July.
- Author website: http://www.maggiestiefvater.com/
- Publisher: Scholastic
- Date of publication: July 2010