Book Reviews

Book Review: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls, book 2
Rating: 3/5
Recommend to Others?: No


My Summary:
Sam and Grace battled against the old to stay together and made it through. But the past still lingers in the present, creating an uncertain future, and must be overcome. Then there’s the out-of-the-norm and damaged new wolf, Cole, to contend with. The battle against their wolf halves gets even more complicated. Sam and Grace will have to fight even harder to stay together.


My Review:
Linger picks up not too long after where Shiver ended. Grace isn’t feeling well but doesn’t know why. Sam is struggling with adjusting to being a boy who now has a chance to grow up. He also has to deal with Cole – a cocky, rock-star, badass with a damaged past who just wants to lose himself completely.

This book was okay but plot progression was slow going and kind of boring because, in my opinion, there was too much retrospection by all four main characters. There also wasn’t much action – mostly denial, arguing, and withholding of truths and feelings. Linger basically felt like a role reversal in struggles from the first book.

Cole’s character certainly added an interesting contrast to what Sam, Grace, and Isabel experienced in the last book. I liked that we get four different POVs – Grace, Sam, Cole, and Isabel – instead of just two, and liked the development of Sam and Grace’s relationship. The last few chapters were really emotional – definitely felt the feels then.

But overall, this was an okay book. I’ll still – probably – read Forever (book 3) though.


My Book Review of Shiver, book 1 of The Wolves of Mercy Falls series

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