Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2 ) (audio) by Maggie Steifvater
Now that Sam is human again, he can live a normal life as a normal boy with Grace. But Grace is falling seriously ill. Coupled with that is the problem of the one of the new wolves, Cole, who can't seem to stay a wolf. Sam begins to see that his problems aren't over just because he is no longer a wolf.
Just like Shiver this book starts off slow. But about 1/3 of the way in, it gets really good and then I have a hard time walking away from it. I actually checked out the CDs for my car and the mp3 version from the library, just so I could have it with me. And I'm glad I did. Because once the book got going I needed to find out what happened next.
I actually really liked the characters of Cole and Isabel. They are a great antidote to perfect Grace and Sam. Grace and Sam are great characters and I do like them, but they are so sweet and perfect and good all the time that the bitter and sarcastic Cole and Isabel are great. This book alternates the four characters in POV and while that seems like a lot, it works well. I was surprised and not surprised by the ending and I am curious to see how the whole thing wraps up in Forever.
Read by Dan Bittner, Pierce Cravens, Emma Galvin, Jenna Lamia
It sounds harsh, but I really only enjoy these books in audio. I doubt I could make it through just reading it. The audio and the narrators really sell the pacing and writing for me. It's read at a slow, languorous pace that complements the tone of the book and the music is just beautiful. I enjoyed all the narrators' voices with Sam and Grace's readers carrying over between the books. They all did a great job.
Whisper in My Ear