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 Isabel, 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.
The second book of the Mercy Falls Wolves. While SHIVER was interesting I wasn't that hooked to really want to read the next and I thought maybe I'd wait for the third book. Well, I'm not a delayed gratification type girl when it comes to reading so I didn't wait.
LINGER had an interesting storyline and new characters. The writing makes the book a story. I liked that Sam is now human and the possibility of his girlfriend becoming a wolf can be a problem.
I was taken out of the story with the two main characters at the beginning of the book. I kept wondering why parents aren't screaming about the relationship like they screamed with TWILIGHT. Edward watched Bella sleep; Sam slept in the same bed as Maggie (who didn't deny anything went on but also didn't say it did).
Cole (the newest wolf) was naked a couple of times after transforming from wolf to human and Isabel acted like it wasn't a big deal (sometimes to make her mother mad). At one point, she was willing to give up her virginity to Cole, who said no.
My favorite character? RACHEL! Love her! I hope she has more page time in the next book.
Overall, I think half of the book could have been cut out without missing much.
Rating: PG 17
L: A little
Page 69 test:
""You better go move your car," I told Sam. He cat an anxious look toward the ceiling, as if Mom could read his thoughts through the floor of her home studio. Then toward Rachel, And then toward me, his unasked question clear in his expression: Are you really telling her? I shrugged.
Rachel looked at me quizzically. I made a gesture like, Wait and I'll explain, and Sam went to call up the stairs, "See you later, Mrs. Brisbane!"
There was a long pause. Then Mom said, not in a a nice way, "Bye."
Same came back into the kitchen. He didn't say that he felt guilty, but he didn't have to. It was written all over his face. He said, a little hesitant, "If I'm no back bu the time you go, Rach, see you later."
"Back!" Rachel said in surprise as Same went out the front door, car keys jingling. "What does he mean 'back'? What's he doing with his car? Wait--has The Boy been sleeping here?"
"Shhh!"I said hurriedly, with a glance toward the hallway. Taking Rachel by the elbow, I propelled he oer toward the corner of the kitchen and released her quickly, looking at me fingers. ":Whoa, Rachel, your skin is cold."
"No, you're hot, she correct. "So what's going on here? Are you guys like--sleeping together?"
I felt my cheeks flush despite myself. "not like that. Just like..."
Rachel didn't wait for me to figure out how to finish my thought. "holy freakin' holy freakin' holy...I can't even think of what to say to that, Grace! Just like what? What do you guys do? No, wait, don't tell me!"