Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (ARC)
Publication Date: July 20, 2010
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Versions: hardcover, kindle
Received from: Around The World Tours
Summary (from goodreads):
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.
I really enjoyed this sequel and I know everyone is super excited for the release of this book since everyone loved Shiver. Linger starts out with Sam and Grace together and in love. Even though Sam is cured, he still has doubts and feels like it didn't completely work. And when Sam sleeps in Grace's room every night, their relationship gets stronger while Grace has to keep lying to her parents. Then Cole, a new wolf, shows up and starts turning into a wolf way too early. Isabel starts having feelings for him and the story overall turns out very cute.
I kind of felt it was a duplicate of the first book, but I was pleasantly surprised with Cole's story. Whenever Cole was in the book, I couldn't stop reading and felt myself wishing he was in the book more. I loved his bad boy personality and his and Isabel's relationship. It was overall very cute.
Will I reread it?
Maybe? I don't know but I really enjoyed the book overall. Cole was defiantly my favorite character but fans of Shiver will not be disappointed in this awaited sequel.