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Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4)

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  9,155 ratings  ·  1,796 reviews
Cole St. Clair has come to California for one reason: to get Isabel Culpeper back. She fled from his damaged, drained life, and damaged and drained it even more. He doesn't just want her. He needs her.

Isabel is trying to build herself a life in Los Angeles. It's not really working. She can play the game as well as all the other fakes...but what's the point? Wh
Hardcover, 357 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Scholastic Press
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SprinkleSomeSunshine Your Day Today❤ YES. please do so because if you don't, this one won't make much sense. :) happy reading, and i hope you come to love the characters. my favorite is…moreYES. please do so because if you don't, this one won't make much sense. :) happy reading, and i hope you come to love the characters. my favorite is sam. ♥(less)
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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
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
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
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




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
Post Reading:

Well, I can say that 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 wa
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
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
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
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!!!!!!!!!!!!

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
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
*3.5 stars...*

I think I read this waaay too long after reading Forever, the third book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series. It wasn't that I couldn't remember what had happened but just that it had been so long since I'd read these characters that I didn't connect very much to Cole or Isabel, though I liked Isabel alot more in this book than the others! This book was pretty much just about Cole and Isabel, and their relationship together and while I really liked getting to know them better and u
This review is a little spoilerish if you haven’t read previous books in this series.

I’ve listened to the audio version of the whole series and it’s very well done. There are four narrators, each for Sam, Grace, Cole and Isabel; each of them made an amazing job bringing these characters to life. I know most of YA-lovers have already read this series, but if you decide to reread this series I highly recommend the audiobooks. Actually I remember Maggie Stiefvater herself said in one of her intervi
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.
Megan Olivier
Loved it! Hear more of my thoughts here:
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
Danielle (Love at First Page)
4.5-5 stars

How do you put down in words a book that hordes every last one of them? I think I will forever be amazed with Maggie Stiefvater's masterful prose, and now I'm kicking myself for putting Sinner off for so long. It's part of the Wolves of Mercy Falls series (one of my favorites), but it's very different from Sam and Grace's story. Whereas theirs was bittersweet and softly spoken, this felt more like an explosion of colors, with two personalities and a chemistry that are rather deafening
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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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Other Books in the Series

The Wolves of Mercy Falls (4 books)
  • Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
  • Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)
  • Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)
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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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