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Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  5,377 ratings  ·  1,273 reviews
A standalone companion book to the internationally bestselling Shiver Trilogy.

Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Everybody thinks they know Cole's story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole's darkest secret -- his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these peopl
Hardcover, 357 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Scholastic Press
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Maggie Stiefvater
Feb 14, 2014 Maggie Stiefvater added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: young-adult
I have read it (also I have written it) and I can confirm it is very full of Cole and Isabel.

Also, here is a playlist of music I listened to while writing it:

And now there is a cover!

Now you can read the first three chapters:
Yeah, so this was basically my reaction upon waking up to the news about this book's forthcoming existence:

How else was I supposed to react when I heard that there would be an ENTIRE NOVEL devoted to COLE ST. CLAIR?!?!?!
After reading

Loved it.


A few days, my love. A few days AND I SHALL LOVE YOU.
*creepy laugh*




Wendy Darling
I am still in the camp that thinks Shiver would have been better as a standalone novel, but I find Maggie irresistible. So of course I'll read this...cautiously.
Aug 19, 2014 Tarra marked it as dangerzoned
So when I read that this was happening I almost flung my sleeping child from my lap....


Jessica (Step Into Fiction)

My day has been made.

Now, to wait...

Review originally posted at Step Into Fiction

Actual rating: 4.5 stars

I fangirled so hard when she first announced this book. The reason I kept reading the Shiver books was because of Cole and Isabel. No lie. He is one of my favorite male YA characters and for him to get his own book? Oh man, I was literally counting down the days. When I got my copy, I may have hugged it (actually, I did, I won't lie). But the big question is, did it live up to my expe
It has been a while since I read the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, so I was a bit worried that remembering next to no details about it would make reading this a flop, but it was not a problem at all. If you want to refresh your memory there's a convenient Wikipedia page that reminds you who's who. But everything you need to know is recapped (albeit briefly) as we go along.

Sinner is narrated by our beloved Cole and Isabel, a couple of characters who you won't soon forget. Cole is somewhat of an
July 28, 2014
Oh, God, it was exhausting! If I get over the urge to kill myself, maybe I'll write a review.

July 31, 2014
So now that I managed to pull myself together, I have to say this book was a huge disappointment. I loved Cole and Isabel’s blooming romance in Forever, and waited for this book so much.

Cole. He is still captivating: he has humor, improvement, can see the people and things around him. He is very sensitive to everything, and could morph everything into something phenomenal – eve

Tanja: You of all people know how much I love Maggie's writing and how I drive people crazy with it. So I can't help but wonder where did it go. I couldn't find it here, which makes me rather sad.
Glass: I was always raving about how amazing this woman writes, but I have to agree with you and say that I am rather disappointed with Cole's story. I expected epic conclusion, but left hanging dry. What happened?
Tanja: I have no idea where all the magic disappeared. But to organize our thoughts better
Annie Brewer
Edit: Since we're nearing the publication of this book, I'm going batshit crazy!!! When I saw it was available on netgalley, I requested it. That was a few days ago. Still haven't heard and it's driving me nuts!!! I've gotten approved of at least 5 other books this week...but no Cole. Grrrr! Well, regardless I'm reading this by July 1st!!! Yipppeeeee!

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Ahhhhhh, COLE St. Clair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wooooohoooooo! I loved Cole in the Wolves trilogy. Maybe we'll get to see where he and Isabel end up. Ahhhh
This was me, starting the book↓


Yes, I was a wriggly feline, unable to contain my excitement and anticipation and so decided to squirm under the couch; successfully managing to startle my fellow feline friend in the process.

Anyway, let me get back to Sinner, the marvelously marvellous book written by none other than one of my favourite authors, Maggie Stiefvater! The book surpassed my higher-than-Mt-Everest expectations and left me with that utterly satisfying feeling you get when you wake up and
2.5 Stars

I have very mixed feelings about Sinner. There were parts I loved: the writing and the chemistry between Cole and Isabel, and then there was the not so much. I will say I was happy to have closure for Cole and Isabel after so long.

Cole has moved to Los Angeles in an attempt to re-start his music career. But the main reason he chose L.A. is because Isabel is there and Cole wants a future with her. Instead of signing on with a record label Cole has agreed to make an album while having it
Robin & Fo
For the people who haven't seen it yet, you can read the first three chapters here:

And saying it's perfect is an understatement.. COLE, WE MISSED YOU.

Freakin' Cole St. Clair people, this is so awesome




Post Reading

Well, I can say this was one big meh.

That pretty much summarizes what I felt every. single. time. Which is horrible, because I’m a huge Maggie Stiefvater fan.

This was a standalone addition to the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy – whose main characters were not Sam and Grace. I guess I subconsciously thought that this book would have the same atmosphere, etc. as the other novels, but with a better writing style. I was right on the writing style, but not with the atmosphere – which was s
Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
If you've read the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, you were probably happy with it for the most part but...we needed more Cole and Isabel. And I was so happy when MS decided to write their story.

Cole's agreed to be on a reality TV show and write/sing more music but he really came to California for Isabel. Of course, he can't really tell her that. He thinks he needs to get her to see how much she needs him too.

I've always liked Cole and couldn't wait to read his story but OMG, he about drove me c
Zemira Warner
I am totally calm. Nothing earth-shattering has happened. Cole's only getting his own book. Nothing to be excited about.

Oh, gosh! This was even better than I imagined! I love The Dream Thieves and Linger but Sinner is a whole another story. I'm so impressed with Maggie right now.

Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Everybody thinks they know Cole's story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know
Review all the way down below...

One morning, Worn Out Me woke up. Worn Out Me's phone was filled with notifications on the nightstand next to her, so she decided to quickly skim through them. As she was hurriedly skimming through nonsense, a notification from the Goodreads app caught her eye. It was news on Maggie Stiefvater's new book, Sinner.

Allow these moving images, or GIFs as you'd all like to call them, demonstrate how worn out me reacted...

So yes, if it weren't obvious enough, Worn Out
Rachel ♥Reads Ravenously♥
4.5 Sinner stars

“I came back for you, Isabel.”

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Sinner is the follow up to Maggie Stiefvater’s Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy, and in order to understand this book completely, you must read those three amazing books first.

After the events of Forever, Isabel has moved from Minnesota to Los Angeles with her mother, moved in with her cousin and is pursuing a career in medicine. Cole, the haunted musician turned werewolf, has followed her back to the city that played a part in his downfall. Both
Mar 20, 2014 Mel marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-continue

Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Wait. WHAT?!?!?!?!

There is going to be a fourth Wolves of Mercy Falls book? SINCE WHEN?!

I just saw Maggie post something about this on Facebook and I was just like "UHHhhhh whut." I wasn't sure whether to feel excited about this or not, until I saw that it's not really a fourth book but a standalone companion book that focuses on Cole, so ...

Sounds cool to me, because Cole is awesome. Also I think Maggie's writing has improved a lot since she wrote the other three books, so this could turn out
Dec 22, 2013 Angelica marked it as to-read

IT HAS A COVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

I gave so many damns at once that it actually hurt.

Three years after the publication of Forever, Maggie Stiefvater takes us into the lives of Cole and Isabel with her standalone companion book Sinner. After the tragedy that tore her family apart, Isabel now lives in Los Angeles, working in a chic store and studying her way to a premed track. Cole comes back to LA under the guise of shooting a television show with a notorious celebrity-eater named Baby, though he really wants to see Isabel and fe
Mogsy (MMOGC)
2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

I’m disappointed to say the least. Stiefvater’s Wolves of Mercy Falls was a trilogy I read a few years ago, and while it might not rank up there as one of my favorite Young Adult series of all time, it had its moments. One of the highlights was the supporting character of Isabel Culpeper who was a bit of a queen bee, plus she’s angry and bitter to boot. And yet, I found her to be a lot more interesting than the very blah p
Patricia Carstairs
Nov 30, 2013 Patricia Carstairs marked it as to-read
Shelves: most-anticipated
¿Cómo es que apenas me vengo enterando de esto? ¡ME VA A DAR ALGO!
Desde que acabé de leer la trilogía de Los lobos de Mercy Falls estuve deseando que hubiera un próximo libro, no me resignaba a ese final, me negaba a creer que la historia de Sam y Grace & Cole e Isabel no daba para más. Y bueeeno, ahora me topo con ésto y creo que podría morir de felicidad!!!!! No importa que este libro vaya a ser sólo de Cole e Isabel, espero que al menos mencionen sobre cómo les va a Sam & Grace.
When it comes to The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series, I have a unique relationship--to say the least. I couldn't finish Shiver the first time I picked it up; I disliked it that much. But just a matter of months later, I was in the mood for Sam and Grace and their ridiculously uneven love story, so I picked up the novel again, opened its spine, and fell head-over-heels in love. Not only with Sam and Grace, but with Maggie Stiefvater as well. And, unlike most readers, I found Forever to be the pinnac ...more
Lenore Appelhans
What I said then: A Cole St Clair book?! THIS IS ALL I HAVE EVER WANTED!

What I say now: So ... yeah. What does Cole want the most? Isabel. What scares him the most? Himself. What is the worst situation he could get himself into? Signing up to play himself on a reality show known for destroying its subjects.

SINNER pushes Cole and Isabel to their limits, breaking them just enough to make them realize what they really need. It's both an incisive character study and a carefully crafted redemptive r
What a depressing read. Sad depressing thoughts, unhappy lives, dark perceptions, out of nowhere ending that tried to make LA seem like a cesspool of the world.

Cole, the suicidal addict werwolf rock star and now TV reality star, is not a very interesting character. He fell flat for this reader. He had so much drama, he was so unhappy, and most of it was his doing. He was also rude, mean, and quick to slit the throats of innocents who thought him special. He enjoyed upsetting the balance of other
Robin (Bridge Four)
COLE ST. CLAIRE IS BACK!!! The charismatic and ever charming yet completely flawed Cole has finally come to find and lure Isabel back into his life. But being Cole he can’t just call and say ‘I miss you, I want to be with you’. No,no no Cole St Claire is not that guy. He is the ‘Big Gesture’ guy, the show up unannounced, surprise you when you least expect it and have a reality show on his back as he makes another album guy. ‘Ta-da’….

I can’t change the way I’m made. I’m a performer, a singer, a
Maggie is one of my all time favorite authors. I've read everything she's ever written (Shiver and The Scorpio Races remain my favorite).

Sinner is different.

The writing is impressive, which isn't the same as saying it's enjoyable. There are lines that I reread several times because the cadence was genius. But the story is almost nonexistent. Each chapter is more like a character study than a piece of a plot. And unfortunately the plot that is present is less than engaging as it involves a classl
Sue (YAHollywood)
I'm in love with this book. Sinner essentially rekindle my long lost love for The Wolves of Mercy Falls. I might probably end up reading Forever sooner than never.

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New York Times bestselling author of The Shiver Trilogy, The Raven Cycle, and The Scorpio Races. Artist. Driver of things with wheels. Avid reader.

All of Maggie Stiefvater's life decisions have been based around her inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space, and coming to work in your pajamas are frowned upon when you're a waitress, calligraphy instructor, or tech
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“It sure is ugly.”
“Ugly, never hurt a thing.”
I scoffed. “Oh, ugly has hurt some things. It’s just that pretty hurts more.”
“Why did you even come here, Cole?”
I touched her chin. This place, this beautiful place, this girl, this beautiful girl, this music, this life. “I came here for you.”
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