Review: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Finally, I found this book lying on a shelf in our local library. I picked it up and surprised to realize I enjoyed it more than the first book, Shiver.

Linger begins a few weeks after Shiver ends. It seems like Sam and Grace's relationship has survived the worst issues and now they have to deal with the last book' consequences. However, that's not correct.  The book brings new surprises, new events needed to be dealt.

While listening to Shiver's audiobook was a great experience, I couldn't notice the author's writing style. Now, that I actually read the book, I've felt how Maggie Stiefvater's writing is beautiful; I admired it, enjoyed it and wanted to write like her. The descriptions, the dialogues, everything was well written and I loved it.

In Linger, we meet again Isabel, who becomes main character, and get to know Cole, a new one, which brings a new aspect to the story. This book is no longer only about Sam and Grace's relationship but the wolves' world and future. And we keep wondering what might happen in the end.

I really enjoyed this book, but one thing which bothered me was Sam and Grace's relationship. I mean, they are teenagers and they act like they've been married for many years. Actually, sometimes I could agree with Grace's parent's opinion, (but not with their actions) that they are too young to commit that way. You may talk about love and staying together, you can believe like you're going to, but face the reality; you have to be teenager.  I couldn't relate to their relationship, as much as I loved them being a couple, I just didn't believed in it.

The book was great; I loved the writing, the story was developed and the ending left me shocked. I can't wait for the next and the last book in the series, Forever.


  1. I love both Shiver and this one:) I love Sam and Grace:)

  2. I love your mention of Sam and Grace's relationship. That annoyed me, and I leaned more towards the parents' view instead of their view. However, I just couldn't get into this book. I'm missing the "love-Maggie-Stiefvater-books" gene... :)

    1. I'm glad to see someone agrees with me. I couldn't see such of mention in other reviews and felt weird about it.
      I hope it'll change in Forever. (don't think so)