The Here. The Now. And the Books!: Linger Valentines Joy!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Linger Valentines Joy!

I totally just put 3 non-related words for title. That’s how I roll!

So…I read Linger a few months ago and wrote the review a few months but saved it for this important event.

Looove Day. Also know as Valentines Day! I thought this was a suitable date for such a series of love.

And Loss…

and Longing…

Not only do I have a review for you…I made a trailer! I took all the pictures.

So…here’s the review:

I am not going to compare Linger with Shiver by saying it was better or worse because really, for me, that’s like comparing snowflakes: very different but the same. Linger still had Sam, Grace, Isabel, the cold air, the sad feeling. But it also was different. New character, new point of views, new realizations.

As a Shiver fan, I was worried that these two new point of views (Isabel and Cole) would just be painful chapters while waiting for Sam and Grace to talk, but this was not the case. Part of this is because Maggie’s writing creates a conversation in your head where ten pages feel like one, and when it’s over, you look up and realize that it’s gone, not real.
Another part was because of the characters. Maggie has created real human beings, people who you get to know, love, hate, and care for. A lot of people speculate about who Cole is. Cole is Cole. He is a new character that you have to care for because you get to know him so much. Cole is rather depressing, wanting to simply die or stay wolf forever.
sabel sets her role in this book too. Isabel is one of the strongest characters I have ever read, dealing with tragedy in her own way, not letting people see through her, saying what needs to be said. Even though Isabel has a stone heart, she has an incredibly big one.

Grace and Sam have to deal with something both of them can’t stop. Parents.

Although Grace’s parents have never been around, they make her relationship with Sam more difficult, not understanding the circumstances. Linger was able to put me in a spot of pure hopelessness. It goes through dark holes, hits bottom, and you can’t get out.Linger’s last chapters gave a definition of hopelessness: no one able to make a move, no one able to fix things, to stop them.

I kept thinking: this is what it feels like when time slows down and you see a bullet come right at you, but you can’t move. Nothing to do. You keep waiting for Superman to come to the rescue but realize that he’s not exactly real.
Linger was not as…action packed as Shiver, but it was still full of everything it needed and more.
Maggie gave us a scientific view of werewolves, gave us 4 completely different humans, gave us love, sorrow, happiness.
She gave us Linger!I truly loved it.

Thank you Maggie!


(I know, the ending is cut off a little! Sorry bout’ that!)

Ok…now I will give away a copy of Shiver! 🙂
Most peeps have prolly read it but for those who haven’t here’s your chance!!! Plus, it’s a good present for any YA Romance Lover!
I want to know:
+1 For Email
+5 For telling me what YOU think will happen in Linger (no spoilers please, if read)
+2 for already follwing
+5 for new follower

Contest ends:
EDIT: I am adding on 2 more days. Don’t ask why just go with it. xD

Maggie’s having an EPIC Linger ARC Contest Here:

I got this ARC from a contest! 🙂


~*Ruby*~ said…

Hello! Please enter me 🙂

+5 new follower
+1 email — rubs.escalona [at]
+5 What I think will happen in linger? uh.. no idea yet since i haven't read Shiver yet 😛

Elise said…

bravo bravo love the trailer <3 <3 <3

Jessica Secret said…

I love the trailer! The music was so pretty. Enter me please?

+1: shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom
+2 Already a follower.
+5…I'm not really sure. I've been wondering if Grace will begin to turn into a wolf. Either way I'm SO excited!

Frankie Diane Mallis said…

Don't enter me in the contest–just wanted to say I recently read Linger too and LOVED it, you wrote a great review and so true-you can't compare them. And that trailer is gorgeous.

If anyone is interested in winning an arc of Linger—they can head over to my blog where I'm hosting a contest until March 2nd.

Liyana said…

+5 Sam's time grows shorter.
+2 Already following!

throuthehaze said…

+1 throuthehaze at gmail dot com
+5 Maybe Grace will start some kind of transformation
+2 already a follower

LiLi said…

+2 already following

Thanks for the contest, I've been wanting to get a copy of Shiver for so long, I'm tempted to steal my friends copy lol. Even though I know she'll lend it to me if I ask 🙂

Spav said…

Count me in, please!

+1 spav05(at)gmail(dot)com
+5 Well, I don't know, I haven't read Shiver yet!
+5 New follower

çšźæ± said…

We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull, Some have weird names , and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.............................................

Inked Books said…

+1 email
+5 I haven't read Shiver, so I don't know what to say. How about I predict that there will be a party!
+5 new follower


♥Just Me ♥ said…

i am read Shiver..
it is very very very very fantastic!
Linger there isn't in italy =(
There is next winter..
OMg…. =(

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