Linger continues the story of Grace and Sam just as beautiful and exciting as Shiver begins it. The skilled writing style of Maggie Stiefvater as we've experienced it in Shiver, isn't absent on one single page of Linger always drawing us deeper into the young love story.
Beside the perspectives and stories of Grace and Sam, Linger offers us two more point of views. There is Isabel, a sarcastic and rich girl who seems to snap at everyone who tries to get closer, just like a wolf-at-heart, trying to protect herself from being hurt. Then there is Cole, the former lead-singer of NARKOTIKA who now tries to escape the fame and problems that came along with it by forcing himself into wolf-form.
Just as the love between Grace and Sam is very balanced and filled with emotions, the relationship between Cole and Isabel hasn't been clearly defined yet.
While reading Linger I couldn't decide if I was more interested in the romantic relationship between Grace and Sam or in Cole's and Isabel's desperate and wild one. Both still have to define themselves, their personality and to decide if they are capable of letting someone get really close (not to their bodies, they already showed they both are capable of THAT) but to their hearts.
I've always loved the winter, when the cold reigns, animals move to hibernation and I wrap into a cosy blanket, read a good book, drink hot chocolate and wait for the first snow to fall. After reading Linger, summer can't come early enough, because I need to see Sam and Grace united again. We are starving for more Grace and Sam so don't let us wait forever to read the final book!
Although in Linger four young adults still have to find their positions in life, they've already found one in the middle of my heart. You love romances? You love wolves? Then you'll love Linger aswell!show more
by David Whitehouse