Publication Date: July 20, 2010
Dates Read: August 27 to September 7, 2010
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.
I absolutely loved this book. If not better it was definitely as good as Shiver.
It follows Sam and Grace as their relationship blossoms, however her family do not approve of their relationship and they must fight as hard as they can to stay together. But when Grace falls ill with symptoms looking suspiciously similar to that of a changing werewolf Sam doesn't know what to do to save her and he must make the hardest decision of his life.
I loved this book, I'm not sure whether it is better than Shiver because I loved both. I was so surprised that I loved this as much as I did. Usually in a trilogy I love the first book and I love the last book but don't enjoy the middle book quite as much because it seems like it's only building up to the last book without good substance as well. This was not the case as all, obviously it was still building up to the last book but with the storyline progressing at the same time and I could not say one bad thing about this book, it's just incredible.
I loved that we got different POVs in this other than Sam and Grace. We were introduced to Cole and Isabel and I loved seeing their story progress as well as Sam and Grace's.
This book was so emotional for me and I couldn't stop crying at the end of the book. I was heartbroken and I just wanted Forever straight away so I could see what happened, I pray that Sam and Grace will get their happy ending and I just can't wait for Forever to be released so that I can finally see what happens.