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.
Listen to the previous book, Shiver.
©2010 Maggie Stiefvater (P)2010 Scholastic
Linger was good but I must say that I enjoyed Shiver (the first book) more. Linger did just that...Linger. I enjoyed the overall story plot but wished it could have been condensed somewhat. I would only recommend reading if you have already read Shiver.
I really enjoyed this audio the multi-voice was just perfect all the narrators were spot on.This was a great story that you didn't want to turn off .Just wish I didn't have to wait till July 2011 for the next in the series and I hope that the next one has all the same voices.
The narration in this book is so much better than the first. SO MUCH BETTER. I was on the fence after reading Shiver and I think because the author decided to live in that mindset that we as young adults have. This is the first time we are feeling or understanding this so it is a big deal. A huge deal in fact. Grace and Sam have fallen in love and no matter what her parents say she feels like she will die if she is not with him. That is the intensity that Maggie Stiefvater kept going through out these stories. It becomes a little exhausting after a while, but if you connect to the characters i think it is worth the credit. So if you enjoyed Shiver i think you should get this.
I don't think I would finish the book or series...
It did, the narration was not the issue; the story was.
I did not finish this book or series. I have a friend that read it with me and did not like it. I think the story is there but the execution was not good.
The story was still really rich and well thought out. The performance by Jenna Lamia was still fantastic. The addition of the other characters and narrators was amazing! It made the story so incredibly rich, I couldn't believe! The story was full and meaty and left me extremely happy that I'd already downloaded Forever so I could go right into the next part of the story!
The story was really such a nice pace for me. It kept rolling forward but lingered in places where I felt like was warranted. I would have liked a bit more intimacy between Sam and Grace--not necessarily sex scenes, but I felt like it was lacking at times (though it was warranted at other times).
The addition of Isabelle and Cole's voices were great and I really enjoyed their development and tension to the story.
I read the book ...twice but I wanted to hear the poetry read and I wanted to hear Sam's song. I especially love the readers for Cole and Isabel they lent the characters just the right amount of snarkyness ( I am sure I made this word up).
Cole, continued to surprise everyone, even himself.
I love this book and the series. I am not sure why people are so pissed about the alternating POV's but it wasn't bad at all. Each character had their own personality and the story flowed really well. Great Narration! I enjoyed hearing each person from their own "voice".
We picked up with Sam having gotten the "cure" and now he is functioning as a human. Him and Grace are enjoying the winter together, but waiting for the other shoe to drop with the new werewolves.
We meet the one Beck chose to replace Sam and his name is Cole.
Cole appeared to be a narcissist in the beginning, always whinning about how his life sucked, but after awhile he grew on me. I don't know why he was so sick of his life, as it didn't seem bad to me, but he began "doing" for others. I like the connection between Isabella and Cole because they were the anti-Sam and Grace.
This book was a turning point for Grace both in her life with her parents and in her development as well. I look forward to seeing how these changes affects her life plans with Sam and with her parents.
On an unrelated point--I hate Mr. Culpepper (ISabella's dad). I want someone to shoot him!
The use of a varied cast of actors who sounded the right age to be the characters, but were mature at the same time. They did not come across as a bunch or irritating teenagers. I particularly loved the voice of Cole who gave the whole performance a kind of hypnotic feel.
This whole series has that Twilight thing going, but not in a rip off kind of a way, just if you enjoyed Twilight, you are likely to like this series.
This is misleading as she is not the only narrator, she is very good at her part though, I assume she is Grace? All the actors are good.
I'm a grown women and this series is meant for teenagers, but I loved Twilight and thought I'd give this series a go. Yes it centers around a group of teenagers, but the story is a good one and the characters are well developed so you get to really care about them. Don't shy away from this series thinking it is too teenage. If you like Twilight, you are likely to like this. I read the first book, listened to this one, the second book, and am now reading the third, though would buy all three on tape now as they are so well done.
Its a 9
Cole and Isabel
I like her voice it sound so young
Laughed a few times
I love this series
YA literature addict
If you enjoyed Shiver at all (which I did), you should definitely give this book a try. The voices are amazingly well done (especially compared to the Shiver production). I appreciated the "new" characters, Cole & Isabel, because it really relieved what would otherwise be a repetitive and sappy story. Having the very different perspectives allowed the Sam & Grace bits to stay sweet and not become drippy.
Some have argued that the story rambled in places or didn't accomplish much, but I didn't feel that at all. Just being with these great characters was more than enough to keep me entertained. Also, those who felt that this is just another Twilight ripoff should know that Shiver & Linger are way better than Meyer's saga.
P.S. The original music by Stiefvater played at the end is excellent. I actually rewound the track to listen to it again! :)
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