- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic; 3 edition (1 May 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1407145770
- ISBN-13: 978-1407145778
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls 2) Paperback – 1 May 2014
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"Leaves readers hanging in anticipation for the next installment." (Booklist)
"This sequel's poetic prose skillfully captures the four teens' longings for love, forgetting, remembering, righting wrongs and life itself. The riveting ending will leave readers panting for the next sequel." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Sam, who spent most of his life as a werewolf, has undergone an unlikely cure and no longer transitions between fur and skin as the temperature changes from cold to hot. This should be a happy time for Sam and true-love Grace, but just as he begins to trust his new human life, Grace feels her humanity slipping away. Sam's focus is split between worry for Grace and his role as caretaker of the werewolf pack, which for the first time in years includes new members. Stiefvater continues what she started in Shiver (2009), and readers will definitely want to read it before diving into this equally appealing sequel. As in the opener, this story's tension stems from watching sympathetic characters cope with what appears to be a hopeless situation. Although this was resolved to a point by the first book's ending, this follow-up flips that resolution on its head and sets up a situation that leaves readers hanging in anticipation for the next installment. Grades 8-11." (Booklist)
"As in SHIVER, the prequel tale of young love and teen werewolves in Minnesota, Jenna Lamia portrays Grace, and Pierce Cravens portrays Sam. In this sequel, Emma Galvin is the overwrought Isabel, and Dan Bittner seductively narrates the thoughts and deeds of Cole, a pop star turned werewolf to forget the pain of fame, drugs, and parental ambitions. As teens facing the crisis/beguilement of life as winter wolves, the four narrators do a splendid job. When the teens mimic their parents or teachers, the narrators sound appropriately wobbly - like kids in a school play - until parental fury steals the stage. As Sam, a budding songwriter, Cravens shows little vocal skill, but as the “cured" werewolf peremptorily placed in charge of the pack, he is terrific. The story’s climax leaves listeners panting for the next volume." (AudioFile Magazine) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.See all Product Description
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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.
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?
This. This is why I really like Isabel.Read more ›
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!
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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"This is the story of a boy who used to be a wolf, and a girl who became one."
Honestly, Sam and Grace made me sad in this book :(
I loved that Maggie... Read more
Excellent book out does the first book in the series. I found it extremely difficult to put down and when I finished it I couldn't wait to read Forever the third book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by jmag
Following on from the first book I thought it would be more gripping but the overall story is good. I would recommend.Published 10 months ago by Ms. C. L. Goodyer