25 Jun 2014

Book Review / Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

As this is book 2 in a series, below is the description for book 1.  For more information on book 2, please click on the Goodreads link in the post below.

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without.

Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.



Published:     20th July 2010
Publisher:  Scholastic Press
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series:  Book 2, The Wolves of Mercy Falls
Source:  Bought
Review:   1000000000000000000 out of 10



MY REVIEW


What I loved about this story...   
What can I say, I am absolutely loving this trilogy so far.  With this book 2, it takes the story to the next level.  I still love the romance element of this story.  This book continues to introduce me to even more about the Wolves of Mercy Falls.  I thought I had learned a lot in the first book (Shiver) but apparently I hadn't leaned enough!  There are a lot of obstacles and questions in this book that I am hoping will get answered in the final book in this trilogy.   I cannot wait to find out so much that as soon as I have finished writing this review I am going straight back and reading the final book!  

What I was not fond of with this story...
In this story there are a couple of characters who have really started to irritate me and they are Grace's parents.  In book 1 they are 'absent' parents.  Never around and when they are Grace is really the one who is the parent, even cooking for the family every day.  In this story they seem to want to get more protective and want to tell Grace what to do.  For me, that just doesn't seem right for them to play the parent card when they have been absent for so long.  We'll see what the final book does to deal with that situation, I hope it is not ignored as I would love to see some kind of resolution in the relationship between Grace and her parents. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


 New York Times bestselling author of The Shiver Trilogy, The Raven Cycle, and The Scorpio Races. Artist. Driver of things with wheels. Avid reader.

All of Maggie Stiefvater's life decisions have been based around her inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space, and coming to work in your pajamas are frowned upon when you're a waitress, calligraphy instructor, or technical editor (all of which she's tried), but are highly prized traits in novelists and artists. She's made her living as one or the other since she was 22. She now lives an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, two neurotic dogs, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki.









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