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Linger [Paperback]

Maggie Stiefvater
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Book Description

21 July 2010
In 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 dangerous secrets. For Sam, it means grappling with his werewolf past ... and figuring out a way to survive the future. But just when they manage to find happiness, Grace finds herself changing in ways she could never have expected...

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; 1 edition (21 July 2010)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1407121081
  • ISBN-13: 978-1407121086
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Maggie Stiefvater is a young writer, artist, and musician. She is the author of the Books of Faerie, the New York Times bestselling Shiver trilogy and the new standalone novel, The Scorpio Races. She lives in rural Virginia with her husband and their two young children. Maggie says her greatest literary influences for the Shiver trilogy were Crow Lake and The Time Traveler's Wife "because they tell quiet, bittersweet love stories."

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About the Author

Maggie Stiefvater is a twenty-seven year old writer, artist, and musician. Her debut novel, Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception, was published by Flux in 2008. Linger, the sequel to Shiver, will be published on July 20, 2010. She lives in rural Virginia with her husband and their two young children. For more information please visit Maggie at www.maggiestiefvater.com. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
By Doha VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
What can I say? I have waited for this book for SO LONG (the worst part of the fangirl job-description), and it made its way across the Atlantic for me, and I've read it and I love it and I have no idea how to a) start this review, or b) write it without spoiling it for everybody. For everyone who is waiting for this book, and everyone who loved Shiver, and everyone who loves Sam and Grace, and everyone who was so ready to cry their eyes out at the end of the previous book - you won't be disappointed. You really really won't.

After Shiver, I admit I was a little bit doubtful about where else this story would or could go, how it wouldn't be repeat of it but in reverse - I had faith in Maggie (even though I thought Lament was a little shaky), but judging from Shiver, I couldn't see where this was set up to go. In fact, it was a while before Maggie revealed it HAD a sequel (and the SEQUEL had a sequel).

Linger takes a step up from Shiver and really works its momentum, introducing two new first-person narrative voices in addition to Grace and Sam. We've already met prickly and spunky Isabel, and now we meet Cole, a new wolf - and a complicated jerk - creating an ambitious four-way narrative.

Can I take a moment to do some Isabel-fangirling? How awesome is she? The girl's a...not a nice person, but totally honest with it...and actually, it turns out she's not such a...not-nice person after all, but she would rather have you think that she is. Grace's history gives her character depth and complexity, but with Isabel, it's her personality. It was skilful contrast at its best, and the reason why you could laugh your way through so much of it.

Grace: What are you feeding them?
Isabel: Babies.

This. This is why I really like Isabel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little heavy on the teenage angst 15 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I will admit that I didn't read the first book in the series, but actually it probably would not have changed my opinion on this one.

As it was a busy time at work, I decided that I would be able to listen to this rather than be slower and read a copy, so I borrowed my copy from the local library. Was the difference between listening and reading any different?

Not really. In point of fact the narration was very good, and it didn't detract from the reading experience.

Towards the end I did find that the teenage angst in the plot began to grate a little, however it was a reasonable offering of Young Adult fiction.

I also should comment on the weird German quote at the beginning - I couldn't see the point of it, and didn't feel it added to the tone of the book at all.

I will give the third book in the Mercy Falls series a go, just to see how it all pans out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The series just gets better and better 26 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read the first one and loved it but linger is a lot better! Lots more action and I love how you get not only graces and sans point of view but Coles and Isabelle as well! Can't wait to read forever it should be amazing:)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Loved It More Than Shiver! 18 April 2013
By Telss
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
When I saw that Shiver was being made into a film I decided I had to read the trilogy. I really enjoyed Shiver. I really liked the characters, Sam and Grace.

However, I must say I loved the characters in Linger even more. There was something about Cole that I just loved. Also, it was great to see Isabel in a more friendly way. I love how we still get a bit of story about Sam and Grace, but there's other things going on in this book with Cole and Isabel.

I'm really enjoying this series and would definitely recommend. I'm just about to start reading Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls) which is the last book in the trilogy.

I'm really glad I've read this and can't wait to see what new gripping story the author has wrote for us! She really has a way of making you want to keep reading. I think I may read her other books.

I give this 8 out of 10!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Linger review 14 Dec 2010
Format:Paperback
This is one very brilliant book. From first sight it doesnt look like much, just another fantasy romance novel. It is everything but this. The storyline is so engrossing that once you start to read it is very hard to stop! It follows the story about an ex-werewolf and his girlfriend, however his girlfriend is getting strangely sick and nobody knows why. The tension is built up incredibly well as there is this huge mystery as to what is happening to Grace. The book is told with each chapter being from the viewpoint of a different character. This is very effective in building the tension up even more as once your about to find something out from once character, you suddenly switch to another. There is about 5 different characters, all with different stories and backgrounds, all telling different sides of the story, which adds to the excitement as all the characters find out the mysteries in the story at the same time as eachother and us. Therefore we, as readers, are very involved in the story right from the start, which makes the book exciting and extremely engrossing.

This is one book that you really wont be able to put down. Even if you havent read the first book ('Shiver') the story is still very clear to understand and still as exciting. It is an amazing book which actually makes you fear for the characters as you are so involved with the story, and see it from everyones point of view. It has a fantastic cliff-hanger ending ready for the next book.The ending is a complete unexpected shock for us and the characters in the story, and leaves you thinking about the book for days after you've finished it. A very good read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!!!!!!
I'm in love with the series of books and I love teenage thriller romance books so I love this book and would recommend to friends!
Published 1 month ago by Hi this thing sucks
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good
Afraid this one didn't keep my interest as much as the first. Sorry just not for me need more excitement
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4.0 out of 5 stars Linger
Great book, kind of lost a little interest in the middle but I found interest quickly again and I'm glad I did, time for the next book :)
Published 3 months ago by hayley-marie moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
She is one of my favourite authors. What a brilliant set this is. Well worth getting hooked on - I loved this one of the series.
Published 4 months ago by Ladyrattles
4.0 out of 5 stars Elegant, yet sometimes hollow
In "Linger," the sequel to Shiver, ex-werewolf Sam tentatively embraces his lost boyhood (manhood?) after being cured of his curse. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant book
arrived quickly and couldn't put it down- a great read. anyone wanting a good fantasy read with believable characters should like this.
Published 6 months ago by badger
4.0 out of 5 stars Cool! Gripping! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!
Thinking about the content in this book I was overall very pleased! I read the first one and liked it so I decided to get this one! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Rosebud
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Great book you totally read it . It has great plot and characters but not as good as the first one .
Published 8 months ago by aimeeu
3.0 out of 5 stars Just "okay"
Argghhhhh, after such a great ending to the first book, I figured that this one would pick up the pace and keep me interested. Sadly, I was wrong. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Natalie
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping
The continuation of Shiver, it was a thrilling, yet sad love story. Linger showed determination from every character and realisation in the end of what had to be. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Leanne
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