Thursday, December 10, 2009
Teaser : Linger
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater. Scholastic Press. July 2010. Reviewed from ARC from ALAN Conference. The Wolves of Mercy Falls series; Linger is a sequel to Shiver.
I know, I know, I know. It's not out until July 2010; that is eight whole months away.
And readers -- this may frustrate the hell out of you, my having and reading this and you not. I apologize; and that is why this is a teaser, and the full review will be posted in June 2010.
What to say in the meanwhile?
If you like romance with a hint of supernatural, read Shiver so you're ready for Linger in the summer. In Shiver, Grace meets Sam, a teenager who is a wolf half the year. They risk everything to be together. In Linger, the question is -- what happens after your happy ending? What happens after you get the love of your life?
In both books, Stiefvater explores the question of "what is family?" Is it those who raised you, or those related by blood? Is it those we are born to are those we choose? Where are ones loyalties?
The Wolves of Mercy Falls series also provides an interesting mythology to explain why werewolves exist, and what it means to be part human, part wolf.
And -- I hope this isn't too spoilery -- while I loved and adored the ending of Linger, I really, really want there to be at least one more book in the series. While Stiefvater answers some of the questions raised in Shiver, new ones take their place.
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