Thursday, September 19, 2013

Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls Series #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

In Maggie Stiefvater's thrilling sequel to Shiver, love is the question and the answer.
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.

My thoughts:
At the end of Shiver Grace and Isabel has given Sam the injection with meningitis in it hoping that the high fever it will produce will kill the wolf infection and all him to return to being human for good.  They did the same thing for Jack, Isabel's brother, but he died at the end of the first book.  Since she hasn't seen him in so long, Grace is convinced that Sam is dead too until he walks into her backyard.

It seems like that should be the end of the story, Sam is cured and they can live happily ever after, but of course there is more.  Isabel and Grace find a wolf dead in the woods with blood leaking from the nose and mouth, one of the new wolves Beck made before becoming a wolf for what he believes will be his last time has been having a hard time remaining a wolf, and Grace is getting fevers and feeling sick and smelling like a wolf all the time.

Who is Cole? The mysterious new wolf who would rather be a wolf than human.  Who is Victor who has so much anger towards Cole and has a hard time remaining human?  Will Olivia be coming back out of the woods?  How much danger are the wolves in from hunters?  Is Sam really cured?  How does the fever work in killing the wolf infection?  Why do they only get so many years of changing before they are wolves for good?

Grace has a secret, one she isn't sharing but that Isabel and Sam know is there, but only she knows how big the secret really is.  When her parents finally start acting like parents they can't see how she could possibility be mad at them for their absenteeism. 

I think Stiefvater did a good job with the twists and turns and how things work out.  Each of the characters gets fleshed out more than in the first book and seem more like real people.  Cole especially goes through a transformation for the reader where you get a glimpse of what in his life led him to be where he is now and how the choices he made were based on his family and his life.

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