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Linger
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2010
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  Booklist Review

Sam, who spent most of his life as a werewolf, has undergone an unlikely cure and no longer transitions between fur and skin as the temperature changes from cold to hot. This should be a happy time for Sam and true-love Grace, but just as he begins to trust his new human life, Grace feels her humanity slipping away. Sam's focus is split between worry for Grace and his role as caretaker of the werewolf pack, which for the first time in years includes new members. Stiefvater continues what she started in Shiver (2009), and readers will definitely want to read it before diving into this equally appealing sequel. As in the opener, this story's tension stems from watching sympathetic characters cope with what appears to be a hopeless situation. Although this was resolved to a point by the first book's ending, this follow-up flips that resolution on its head and sets up a situation that leaves readers hanging in anticipation for the next installment.--Welch, Cindy Copyright 2010 Booklist

  Kirkus Review

The soulful romance begun in Shiver (2009) continues in this equally elegant story as Grace discovers an inexplicably dead werewolf and develops a fever that leaves her yearning to turn into a wolf, and Sam questions the effectiveness of the cure and struggles to take over Beck's authoritative role within the pack. Stiefvater adds two new voices to their alternating points of view: Isabel, Grace's popular friend, who lost her werewolf brother in the first novel, and Cole, Beck's latest werewolf recruit. She also adds back story on both Sam's violent childhood and time with the pack and Cole's decision, after becoming a famous musician at 16, strung out on drugs and hurting the only people who cared for him, to voluntarily become a werewolf. While Grace's parents finally intervene in her life, forcing her and Sam apart, Isabel and Cole explore their attraction to each another. This sequel's poetic prose skillfully captures the four teens' longings for love, forgetting, remembering, righting wrongs and life itself. The riveting ending will leave readers panting for the next sequel. (Paranormal romance. YA)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
Summary
In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver , Grace and Sam found each other. Now in Linger , they must fight to be together. <p>For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being.</p> <p>For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past - and figuring out a way to survive in the future.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>
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