- Publisher: Scholastic
- Format: Paperback | 432 pages
- Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 30mm | 299g
- Publication date: 21 July 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1407121081
- ISBN 13: 9781407121086
- Edition: 2
- Edition statement: 2nd edition
- Sales rank: 2,934
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...
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By MissPageTurner 07 Mar 2012
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!
By amalia 19 Jan 2011
When i first read Shiver i was actually very impressed! I liked the story, i liked the characters and i liked the way that Stiefvater wrote it, with a way that we could see the same story through the eyes of different persons. I absolutely adored it and cried till the end.
On the second book of the series, Linger, i have to say that i was expecting something more. I begun reading it with the excitement of the first but it just couldn't get to the point! That doesn't mean that i didn't like it, don't get me wrong!But i kind of had high standards from the first book and i kept waiting for someting exciting to happen! And so, from the second part of the book, the writer has your complete attention! You start having the previous enthousiasm and being captured once more! I also found very interesting that new characters were introduced, which means that Stiefvater will have the chance to unfold all of them on the third book of the series and give an appropriate ending!
i also loved the exchange of the narrators throughout the book, which gave us an insight about how the characters think, feel and motivate! And you could definately feel the how each characters felt trapped in his/her very own situation, which tells a lot about Stiefvater's talent!
Linger may had a slow start but it was capturing!And with this way, i believe, that the third book will prove Stiefvater right once more and give us what we all expect!!
By Emmi 10 Sep 2010
Linger is the second in the Trilogy of The Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy. Unlike Shiver it didnt make me cry, but i think Shiver was all about Sam and Grace. Linger allows you to get to know a character we have already encountered and a new character... a new werewolf! Adding these characters points of view made the story more interesting and i felt showed the development of the story and of the writers way of telling the tale. In Linger we see Sam and Graces relationship devlop. We also see the 2 new characters develop, but they are all still equal in there problems and dispear which i think is why the story just works. Maggie carried on her deep emotional writing and you still fell in love with the characters and you still felt there emotions. Even the 2 new main characters who i suppose you could consider 'the bad guys'. I am left a little disappointed after loving Shiver so much. But i think that Linger is the bridge between the middle and the end which for what i would call 'a bridge book' i thought it was pretty good, but could be better. Overal there's the characters we love! There's the characters were supposed to dislike but still love and there's still Maggies fantastic writing. But i am a little sceptical and hope Forever makes Linger better. Ill be ready with the tissues once more in July 2011!
By Hazel Loves Design 08 Aug 2010
I have to admit I absolutely ADORED 'Shiver' so I started reading Linger with a lot of excitement about how great it was going to be. I'm not going to say that I was disappointed with the book, because that would not be entirely true... however it did take a while for the book to get going!
Sam and Grace are absolutely adorable together! And I now can't wait to see what happens in the final book of the trilogy. This is definitely the book for lovers of great romances, and also for lovers of the Twilight series!
PS Let me know what you think of the book and others like it at my monthly book clubs..