Sunday, August 1, 2010
Their eyes, human eyes in wolf skulls, remind me of water: the clear blue of water reflecting the spring sky, the brown of a brook churning with rainfall, the green of the lake in summer as the algae begins to bloom, the gray of a snow-choked river. It used to be only Sam's yellow eyes that watched me from between the rain-soaked birches, but no, I feel the weight of the entire pack's gaze. The weight of things known, things unsaid.
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
Linger was amazing, wow. I was not lucky enough to have bought the book, because of some stupid rule and lack of money, but I was able to read the book. I liked this book far more than Shiver, where at times I found Shiver to a bit lacking for my taste, Linger served me a large banquet of awesome werewolfiness!!!! I loved Sam in this book! He was funny and he was romantic and frankly I wouldn’t mind a boyfriend like him, and Grace I like how she was a bit stronger in this book and how she didn’t allow her parents or anyone to stop her. The fact that the tables have basically turned for Grace and Sam fascinate me, I am so curious to find out what Sam is going to do in Forever. This was a great book and if you loved Shiver (or even just liked it) I would recommend Linger- Maggie Stiefvater is a wonder woman for creating this series… especially for creating Sam; D