by Maggie Stiefvater
Published: July 13, 2010
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Format: eBook (360 pages)
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 past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future.
The pace definitely picks up in Linger. The author switches narrators often which can be interesting and refreshing, but it was also sometimes confusing and frustrating to remember who was narrating. There seems to be two story lines going at once and you’ll find yourself rooting for one or the other.
Shiver stood well on it’s own as a complete book, but Linger has what aptly described by Logan E. Turner as “middle book syndrome.” Good thing book #3 (Forever) is already out and the syndrome has a fast cure: read book three as soon as possible.
Content Rating: Medium, for drug references, suggestive scenes, and minor swearing.