Book Review: Linger – Maggie Stiefvater

Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Linger surprised me I think. The thing is, before I added this audiobook to my iPod, I just came off a Maggie Stiefvater reading spree anyway – I just completed Lament and Ballad, and while I liked them, enjoyed them even, I didn’t love them. I found both really melancholy, which isn’t my favorite type of book. I think I also had forgotten the feel of Shiver and how much I enjoyed it.

So as I was saying, I was surprised by Linger. The words are like poetry, Maggie paints a picture of everything through her words, and it wasn’t too much. There are some books where the picture is painted, and painted, and painted and…well, you get it. I did feel at times the story line was moving slow, but at the same time not. Really, it’s hard to explain exactly what I mean. I will say, that the suspense of the book didn’t catch hold of me until it was almost at it’s end, at which time I was scoffing at every little distraction that came my way. I will also say that I am the master at figuring out the foreshadowing….and that’s ALL I’ll say, because elaborating will ruin the book!

This is definitely a fantasy/scifi/romance (Supernatural Romance…that should be a genre I think) readers’ perfect pick!

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