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Linger – Maggie Stiefvater

Posted by Laura on October 8, 2010

Linger is the second book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater.

In the first book, Shiver (blogged about here), we met our principal characters:  Sam and Grace.   Sam, who was a wolf in the winter and a boy in the summer, and Grace, the girl who loved him, but only knew him as a boy during the last summer he would remain human.

Well, because there is a book two, we know that Sam and Grace solved the problem of Sam becoming a wolf.  But now Grace has fallen ill.

In addition,  Beck, Sam’s pseudo-father, made new wolves over the previous summer.  He thought that no-one trustworthy would be left to care for the wolves once Sam could no longer shift.  But the new wolves weren’t necessarily good people.

Sam and Grace have their whole lives ahead of them.  But now, with Grace falling ill and having a boyfriend to boot, her parents are taking more interest in her life.  Or, perhaps more accurately, they’re interfering more with her life.  She is just a few months away from turning eighteen, and now they decide to parent.

There is a lot going on in this green printed book — yes, green ink.  (Which means that the copy of Shiver that I was reading last January really was printed in blue ink, no matter what anyone else told me when I asked them “Does this look blue to you?  I think it is blue.  I wonder if I am losing my mind…”) Pick it up, know that it is printed in green ink and join me in waiting for the final book, Forever, which will be published in July 2011.


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