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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AnnaValley said...

Oooh, I want to read this one. Will be heading to the Scholastic booth at midwinter to beg for a galley. Thanks for the heads-up. Shiver is excellent in audio, too!

Donna Gambale said...

I'm waiting on my ARC for Linger... lucky you got to read it already! But at least I won't have to wait too much longer. If I had to wait til this summer --- ohhh that would be bad. Anyway, looking forward to your review. And Maggie said there's definitely a third book! It sounds like she did another great job giving a complete ending but leaving you wanting more.

Bethany Wiggins said...

Green with envy over here! What a tease. I loved Shiver and am very excited for Linger. Thanks for the little, teasing review!

A Lil Sumpin' Sumpin' said...

I love the covers for these books!

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Very jealous! I can't wait to read this one since I loved Shiver. We're hosting a virtual author chat with Maggie at the end of Jan. at my library. I'm planning on getting some stuffed wolves to give away and I'll make lots of hot chocolate-should be fun!

Michelle said...

Grrrrr, I really really want to read this one!! I just finished Shiver about a month ago and I'm ready for Linger to hit the shelves pronto.

I'm glad you enjoyed it and have to say I kinda like that questions are answered while having new ones take place. It gives me hope that there is a third slated.