“The astonishing #1 New York Times bestseller.
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.”
-Taken from Goodreads (original here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6654313-linger)
This was one of those books that I was relieved to finish. Put simply, I did not like this book. And definitely don’t have much to say about it.
Plotwise, next to nothing happens. There is a lot of parental drama involving Grace, which was quite dull. There is one big thing that happens at the very end, but at that point, I was sort of numb. I’m not sure there was much of a plot to start with, as the book felt, to me, like chapters and chapters of teen angst, with varying POVs.
I could not relate to any of the characters, either. Grace, by keeping secrets, was putting herself in danger. Sam became, in my head, an emo teenager. Isabel sort of lost the spark I remembered from the first book. And Cole, the new character, did not strike a chord with me.
Things that I wanted to see weren’t shown, In one word: Olivia. I’m not saying anything else, so as not to spoil the book.
This series is, as of now, definitely abandoned. I have no intention of finishing it.
Rating: 1 out of 5.