Source: ARC from Scholastic
Grade: 3 stars out of 5
"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 Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.A part of me LOVES this book only because the end was like ZOMG!, but another part of me, a larger part for sure, is frustrated by this book. I am frustrated because Linger took a hell of a long time to reach any sort of tension and meaning behind these novels. So Linger is told through a new perspective, Cole I believe, who was turned because he wanted to and his best friend, who didn’t know. Linger was pretty much about Cole and Isabelle and if you ever want to read about a bad boy, Cole is your man. (He is also a rock-star so there’s a double good isn’t it?)
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." (from B&N)
Then there was the build-up and the build-up and more building and finally, you guessed it, more build-up. It got to the point where I was clawing my face and complaining to my brother at how pissed I was at the point. By page 300 or somewhere around there I leaped up from my bed and screamed FINALLY! It was getting juicy and good and tension filled and emotional and wreaking havoc on my feelings and then it ended. Then I got pissed again because the ending was like super huge cliffhanger.
Linger is out now: Amazon / Indie Bound / Book Depository