Sunday, July 3, 2011

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

iconLike Shiver, I read Linger thanks to  I borrowed both books from the same member, and may have made a friend in the process — she's going to lend me the third book, Forever, too, when it comes out and she's had a chance to read it!  I want to return the favor and see if she wants to borrow anything of mine, so I guess it's time to figure out how to allow someone to view my lendable ebooks — if I even can, since I have the original Nook.

Anyway, about Linger — I enjoyed this book but thought it was rather different than ShiverShiver was a falling-in-love kind of book, so there was lots of sexual tension and dealing with the problem of how to be together when he's a werewolf, and that kind of thing.  Linger, on the other hand, felt very much like an in-between kind of book — kind of like The Empire Strikes Back feels in the original Star Wars trilogy.  Important things happen, but you can tell it's leading into the next book.

In Linger, Sam and Grace have discovered a way to be together, but it seems like all forces are at work to keep them apart.  Her parents — usually incredibly self-involved, enabled because Grace has always been so self-sufficient — have decided they don't like Sam, and increasingly try to keep Sam and Grace apart.  And Grace is starting to get sick, a puzzle her friends must find an answer for before it kills her.  At the same time, the new wolves that joined the pack in Shiver are turning out to be problematic, especially the self-destructive Cole.

It's a great book, but like I said, it's clearly an in-between book, and leaves a lot of loose strings at the end of it.  I'm looking forward to Forever, which comes out in a couple of weeks, and hoping it will give us some closure in Sam and Grace's story!


Anonymous said...

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Katharine Swan said...

Hi Anonymous, I don't see any problems on my end but that doesn't mean it's not happening. Can you give me some information so I can try to figure this out?

1) Where is it happening? You said some of the written text... Which posts and which sections of the post? Or is it all of it?

2) What Internet browser are you using? I use Firefox, so if you use something different, I'll check my site in the same browser as you.

Of course, if you are on a mobile device that might explain why the text is running off the page. However, I don't know why you wouldn't have been directed to my mobile site, which I've enabled on Blogger.

3) What screen resolution are you using? If you have a netbook with a very small screen, that might also be the problem.

4) Was this your first visit to my site? If you've been here before, have you always experienced the problem, or just recently?

Let me know and I'll see what I can do to fix the problem, if there is a problem.