Review: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

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.

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.

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater is a great sequel. It’s hard to top a book like Shiver but Linger gives a good attempt.

I really enjoyed the plot line and the characters in Linger. The characters were all flawed or injured in one way or another and yet all likable. The plot moved along quickly and kept my interest from start to finish. If you liked Shiver then read Linger. Book 3 Forever comes out 9 months from today on July 12th. If you haven’t started the series just wait until the release of Forever comes closer since Linger ends on a cliffhanger and left me wanting the next book.

Rating: 4.5 Stars – a great read – but please see the content info.

Content: A little language scattered throughout. No actual sex scene but teen sex is implied during several conversations and there was plenty of innuendo and characters sleeping together without actually “sleeping together”. I’m saying 16+ but I would probably wait until my daughter is 18 or perhaps even married before I would suggest this series to her.

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