Saturday, June 4, 2011

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52 {Books} in 52: Linger

Note: This is the one of the six book posts for today. For my thoughts on all the books I've read go here.

Maggie Stiefvater's Linger picks up where Shiver left off, except that the cast of narrators has expanded. Instead of just reading Grace's and Sam's thoughts, you also are privy to the thoughts of wolf newcomer Cole and Shiver's Isabel. As with Shiver, the the antagonist is the shift from human to wolf, but this time it isn't Sam that needs to be saved from the shift, it's Grace. The love story between Sam and Grace continues and I was often left in awe of how their relationship was described because of how mature it sounded.

The book is beautifully written. It is deep and profound but so easy to read. The ending is what I expected but not how I expected. At the end of the book you are left with a sense of wanting and hope. More than anything, you are left wondering how the story will end and if Stiefvater will be able to make a unique story out of a wolf genre that is so full of lore.

Here's what I've read for my 52 {Books} in 52 challenge:

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
5. Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace by Ayelet Waldman
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
7. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
8.  Misery Loves Cabernet by Kim Gruenenfelder
9.  The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
10. Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
11. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
12. Best Day of Someone Else's Life by Kerry Reichs
13. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
14. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larsson
15. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

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