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In Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, 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.
Sam was a wolf-boy who was about to turn into a wolf forever until he was treated with a shot of meningitis blood which stopped him from shifting. Grace was a teenager whom was bitten by a wolf many years ago and was meant to turn into a wolf but did not. They love each other and had to fight to stay together. Now they are. They meet Cole, a new wolf, the infamous lead singer of NARKOTIKA(a band). He wants to leave his old life and start again. Grace develops pain in the stomach and many other symptoms and unmistakably, a wolf scent. Grace and Sam fears her future and it is less determinable. At the end, Grace is dying and Cole develops a theory. He thinks that Grace's situation is the same as the dead wolf's one (which Grace and her friend Isabel found.) His theory is that if a person stops shifting into a wolf and vice versa for a decade, the 'wolf toxin' will start killing the person/wolf. Grace only has two choices, either die or turn into a wolf. The book concludes to a dark grey wolf outside the hospital, Grace.
It's an okay book but has no subplot or extra "stuff" going on. The characters are unrealistic and I didn't really care what happened to them. (But since I read it I have desperately wanted to try Mint hot chocolate- YUM)!!!
i read 'linger' by maggie steifvater and it is the best book EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can not put it down it is so good every single page you turn has a awesome new twist. maggie if you are reading this you are ledgend i love the book and can't wait to read antoher one by you again.
When Sam lost his wolf skin for good it was a miracle, one too good to be true, one that he was thankful for everyday as it brought him closer to the one he loved; it brought him closer to Grace. Being with Grace was the only future Sam could see for himself, the only future he wanted. But just when he thought that future was within his grasp, everything began to fall apart.
Grace had lost Sam in the past to the cold and the woods, she had watched as his eyes watched her through the face of a wolf. But now Sam was Sam, a boy, human and going to stay that way. Now they could be together, or so they thought. Grace has to fight not only those around her but her inner wolf if she is to hold on to the boy she loves. But it is getting harder and harder to stay with Sam, and to stay as Grace.
Linger is a thrilling tale of loss, love and change. After risking all to find each other Sam and Grace now have to fight with everything they have to stay together as it seems the world is conspiring to tear them apart. Sam has taken on new responsibilities and with them new fears, while Grace is facing new challenges and deadly new dangers. For Sam becoming a wolf is all in the past, for Grace becoming a wolf is her future. A beautiful, raw and emotional look at love, wishes and werewolves.
Just like in Shiver, we get to hear the story from the perspectives of Sam and Grace and I can't think of any fictional characters or couple that I like more than sensitive Sam with a love of reading and indie music, and strong, independent Grace. What I like about Linger is that we also get to read the story from the point of view of two other characters as well, new wolf Cole and troubled Isabel, which I feel gives the story more depth.
While I don't want to spoil what happens in Linger, I will say that I was not surprised by the path the book took, nor was I surprised by the ending. That said, it did not take away my love for the book or my excitement as I went from chapter to chapter. I have quite simply fallen for the characters in this world Maggie Stiefvater has created. And my favourite line from the book?
'I never knew there were so many different ways to say goodbye'