I adored SHIVER, the first in the Wolves of Mercy Falls YA series by Maggie Stiefvater.
Sam and Grace's love story was riveting so I couldn't wait to read the follow up, LINGER.
In Maggie Stiefvater's 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 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 Isabel, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.
At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is 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.
Once again, the love story between Sam and Grace sucked me in. The author's poignant mood-setting is a feature, making it totally believable these teens belong together.
Forget every preconception you ever had about werewolves. The wolves in this series are special.
I enjoyed delving into Cole & Isabel's psyche too, but have to admit the frequent changes in POV (the entire book is first person, told from Sam, Grace, Cole & Isabel's POV) tore me out of the story.
I would've loved more focus on Sam and Grace and their amazing connection.
Can't wait to read FOREVER, the 3rd and final instalment in this series.
What are you reading this week?