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The astonishing #1 New York Times bestselling novel!
the longing.
Once Grace and Sam have found each other, they know they must fight to stay together. For Sam, this means a reckoning with his werewolf past. For Grace, it means facing a future that is less and less certain.
the loss.
Into their world comes a new wolf named Cole, whose past is full of hurt and danger. He is wrestling with his own demons, embracing the life of a wolf while denying the ties of a human.
the linger.
For Grace, Sam, and Cole, life is a constant struggle between two forces--wolf and human--with love baring its two sides as well. It is harrowing and euphoric, freeing and entrapping, enticing and alarming. As their world falls apart, love is what lingers. But will it be enough?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 134 x 205 x 19mm | 299g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0545123291
  • 9780545123297
  • 25,118

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Praise for Maggie Stiefvater:

"If Shiver left fans wanting more, Linger will have them begging." -Romantic Times

* "Beautiful and moving...The mythology surrounding the wolf pack is clever and so well written that it seems perfectly normal for the creatures to exist in today's world. A must-have that will give Bella and Edward a run for their money." - SLJ, starred review

* "Stiefvater leaves the faeries of Lament and Ballad for a lyrical tale of alienated werewolves and first love....her take on werewolves is interesting and original while her characters are refreshingly willing to use their brains to deal with the challenges they face." - PW, starred review

"All readers will be able to enjoy Stiefvater's fast-paced storytelling and dedication to the old-fashioned art of creating a believable and enduring romance. Shiver is beautifully written, even poetic at times, and a perfect indulgence for readers of all ages." - BookPage
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About Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, Forever, and The Scorpio Races. She is also the author of Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception and Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. You can visit her online at
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168,705 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 33% (56,330)
4 33% (56,166)
3 23% (39,604)
2 7% (12,037)
1 3% (4,568)

Our customer reviews

I loved this book so much, I found myself clinging onto the words and not wanting to let go. Maggie Stiefvater seems to paint a picture on your mind with her words and that picture is beautiful. I liked that with her books in the Shiver trilogy until the last book the swearing, violence and intimacy was all put into a very small box and didn't surface until "Forever". I give "Linger" 4 out of 5 stars because I still think that "Shiver" was her best written book. I recommend this book to anyone because it is fantastic and a lovely read. This book is a book that everyone should read. ***show more
by ღThe Little Book Queenღ
This was yet another sweet addition to the mercy falls wolves series, the ending however was so unexpected! Made me cry too. Definitely worth any money to read LINGER :Dshow more
by Erin
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