Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating: 4/5 stars!
In 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 dangerous secrets. For Sam, it means grappling with his werewolf past ... and figuring out a way to survive the future. But just when they manage to find happiness, Grace finds herself changing in ways she could never have expected...
I've been waiting for this sequel to Shiver for a long time. I wasn't disappointed. This werewolf tale is, heartbreaking.
Linger is told in 4 points of view. The first 4 chapters were all from someone different and I wasn't sure if I would like that, but I LOVED IT! I loved the new character Cole and loved that Isabel made a bigger appearance. There is more to Cole than meets the eye, and I ended up REALLY liking him.
Sam is human now. He is afraid of shifting back into a wolf and is trying to believe in his cure. Linger is his book. This is his story.
I really hated Grace's parents. Can I say that? They haven't been parent's her whole life, and NOW they decide they can tell her what to do? They just don't get it.
Linger is full of love, longing, hope, anxiety, and just so much more. The ending is heart breaking, and I just can't wait for the 3rd book Forever! It is going to be an epic fight for love!
"To Grace, these were the things that mattered: my hands on her cheeks, my lips on her mouth. The fleeting touches that meant I loved her."