Good book, didn't interest me as much as I wanted to obviously, but still it was spiking my interest up and down as I went through the book.
Linger is the second book of the Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy. Our story begins about three months or so after Shiver (the previous book) ends. As with Shiver, Linger continues telling the tale from the viewpoints of Sam and Grace, and includes the additional perspectives of Isabel and Cole. Sam is now constantly in human form, but wakes everyday with the suspicion that he could shift and become a wolf again. As Sam feels more confident in his human form, he begins to actually wonder about his future and the responsibilities he has to the wolves. Grace, who is finally confident Sam is now a human, realizes that something inside her is urging her body to change and shift. Grace tries her best to keep her symptoms that start out as simple headaches, to herself, but is certain that whatever change that is taking place inside her, is fatal. Isabel worries about Grace, and what will happen to the wolves that have been lurking around the woods near her house, with her gun-toting anti-wolf father in residence. Cole, a new wolf, chosen by Beck (Sam’s foster father) keeps shifting back and forth between wolf and human forms. A few of these times Cole shifts by Isabel’s house. Isabel finds herself drawn to Cole, because he seems to be having the same problems she is, trying to deal with a reality that is all too real. Isabel still struggles with the death of her brother. Eventually Grace takes a turn for the worse and Isabel, Cole and Sam have to find a solution to save Grace’s life. (I’m not saying any more about plot, because I don’t want to reveal too much.) Linger started a little bit slow for me, partly because I was having trouble remembering the finer details from its predecessor, Shiver, and partly because I feel like the book jacket description wasn’t very forthcoming of what to expect in this book. At about half way through, major plots began to emerge and storylines became more clear/exciting/interesting. I especially found the addition of Cole helpful in moving this book along. I was also curious and fascinated by the dynamic between Cole and Isabel. They were a torn, broken version of Grace and Sam, and the dynamic between them was the first tangent element I grasped onto. I can’t wait to read Forever, the third and final book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy.