Tuesday, July 20


by Maggie Steifvater

Summary: 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.

My Thoughts:
After reading Shiver, I did not think I could be more blown away! I was wrong! Linger is even better! We are reintroduced to Sam and Grace. I love how the story shifts back and forth between four different point of views! We also get to know Cole and Isabel better. With each word of Linger, it brings me back to the beautiful love story between Sam and Grace from Shiver. Throughout this book we learn more and more about each character. Sam is working at the bookstore, living in Beck's place. Cole is shifting from wolf to boy. Cole was chosen to take Sam's place in Shiver. We learn more about Cole such as he used to be in a band, a really popular band. Isabel and Cole have really good chemistry. Part of me hopes they end up together. I love the first time they met, he was naked in her house!

Grace's parents catch Sam in Grace's bedroom and forbid her from seeing him. Like she doesn't have enough to deal with, she starts to get sick and faces problems of her own.

I can't really say much else without giving away spoilers. Linger was just as brilliant as Shiver and you need to read it as soon as possible. You'll never believe the ending. Part of me was happy, part of me was sad. The tables are turned and its devastating to the say the least.

Shiver and Linger are such beautiful books!

Overall: Loved it! Just as great as Shiver, maybe even a tad better. I still love Sam and Grace together. I am even starting to like Cole!

Cover: Its cute, green isn't really my color, but its still neat.

What I'd Give It:

Do you want to Win Linger?

How To Enter:
-Provided By Publisher
-Must be a US Resident
-Contest Ends July 29th
-All you have to do is comment with a way to contact you!


Unknown said...

ME ME ME!!! I sure hope I win!


Sarah said...

OMGSH! Linger sounds amazing!!!! :D I cannot wait to read it. Thanks for the review and contest! :D

Sarah L
two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

Kandace said...

I've been wanting Linger ever since I finished the last page of the last book. So of course I want to enter. :) i'm pretty sure it was your blog that pointed me in the direction of Shiver.

you an contact me through my blog http://thisblondereads.wordpress.com

linz said...

Maggie is an amazing author. I can't wait to read Linger. Great contest.


Amy J said...

I loved Shiver! Linger is an awesome read as well! would love a chance to win a finished copy!

Amy J

Cindy said...

Great review!!


marian said...

omg! would love to win linger!!! thanks for having this contest!!


Trini said...

I can't wait to read this book!! It sound so good.


Sab H. said...

Include me please!

yabliss AT gmail DOT com

Julie said...

I have Shiver on my to-be-read list and I'm so excited to read it! Linger sounds amazing.

Julie said...

Dang it, email: breakingdownslowly@gmail.com

Jenni said...

I would love to win Linger! Thanks a bunch for the contest :)


Bri Ahearn said...

Briheartsbooks at Gmail.com

Every since I heard a character quotes Rilke, one of my favorite poets, I've been dying to read it. All the great reviews didn't stop me either. :)

Zoë B said...

In anticipation to get Linger in my hands, I pre-ordered it...But, after waiting forever I find that the place I was getting it from was sold out and so they've had to order it to be re-printed! So I have to wait longer for it. Argh.

So, erm...It sounds absolutely amazing and am now really really looking forward to it.


Unknown said...

I have been wanting to reading Shiver and Linger for so long. Sounds like really great series. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

DeNiSe said...

I love Shiver I'm waiting for the weekend to start reading Linger though I'm going to have to wait a long time for Forever Great review
Denise Madness

Unknown said...

Oh me please...Shiver is on it's way to my house right now! it would be great to have the sequil to read right after.


Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Waving my hand --- yoohoo.
Linger is #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

bmcbroom @ gmail DOT com


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