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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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Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater

Posted by Laura on January 7, 2010

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (pronounced “Steve-Otter” according to her website) is the first book in The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy.

Grace lives with her neglectful parents on the edge of a wood in Mercy Falls, Minnesota.  Living in the wood are wolves.  When she was younger, the wolves attacked her as she was playing on the swings.  One wolf saved her from the others and since that time she has been fascinated by her wolf with the incredible yellow eyes.

And the wolf?  The wolf is fascinated right back.  And he isn’t always a wolf.  In the heat of summer he is a young man named Sam but when the temperature falls, he is the yellow eyed wolf who is drawn to the girl he once saved.

When finally, finally(!) they meet there is no denying their feelings for each other, and Sam must fight against the falling temperature to keep himself from turning into the wolf.  Because each year a person changes into a wolf it is harder to turn back into a human and this may be Sam’s last year.

Book two is due out in July 2010 and will be called Linger.

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