Friday, December 19, 2014

Back to the Woods

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
: July 13, 2010 by Scholastic Press
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2
Back when I read Linger I enjoyed it, but I didn't quite get what all the fuss was about. This time though, while I may not have fallen in love, I am starting to get why people love these books so much.

I feel like a lot more happened in this one than the last. Yes, there were a few plot points that you could see coming, yet there was still a need to keep reading to see how it would unfold. Even expecting it, the ending was still shocking and has me dying to read the third of this series.

This book was told from the perspective of four different characters, Grace, Sam, Isabel, and Cole. In general, I actually liked this arrangement since we were able to see what so many were thinking. But even so, it did get a bit confusing at times, and there were several occasions where I had to double check to see which character I was on.

I had heard that this series gets better, which I'm definitely finding to be true. My hope now is that the third book is even better than this. Considering that overall this series has been a bit of a letdown for me, although still very much enjoyable, I'm trying not to build the hype too much, but I can't wait to see how everything will resolve itself.


Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!


  1. I read Shiver but wasn't overly impressed. I've been devouring her Raven Cycle books so I definitely like the author.

  2. Oh I've never heard of this one. I'm always looking for a new book to try. Thanks so much!

  3. I've got the first of this series written down to find. It sounds like a good new read.