I think I actually liked Linger better than Shiver. It held my attention better and it seemed to flow better. The chapters are laid out a bit differe...moreI think I actually liked Linger better than Shiver. It held my attention better and it seemed to flow better. The chapters are laid out a bit differently with all of one scene and chapter being told from different perspectives. Each perspective flows one right into the next, it was really interesting and also so natural to read.
Linger picks up right where Shiver leaves off. Sam is still human, Isabel is dealing with the death of her brother Jack and the new wolves are living in the woods. The book is told from Sam, Grace, Isabel and Cole's, one of the new wolves, perspectives.
Now Sam must deal with living a human existence. He's working at the bookstore and staying in Grace's room at night. When Grace's parents find them in bed together (with nothing except sleeping happening), Grace is grounded from seeing Sam.
Cole, one of the new wolves and a former rock star, is struggling to stay wolf. He rather kill himself than stay human. Unlike the other wolves, Cole can't stay wolf, he's constantly changing back and forth which is how he meets Isabel. He shows up in Isabel's house one night naked as a jaybird.
One scene with Cole and his morphing between wolf and human involves his killing a deer that I found so difficult to read. The images in that scene were so strong that I had to try to distract myself from thinking about it later on.
February 2010- I have this in my possession and have to read it soon!!(less)
3 1/2 stars. Ethan Wate lives in small town Gatlin, South Carolina. He can't wait to graduate from high school and leave Gatlin, he doesn't want to be...more3 1/2 stars. Ethan Wate lives in small town Gatlin, South Carolina. He can't wait to graduate from high school and leave Gatlin, he doesn't want to become one of the "stuck" people.
Not much happens in Gatlin until Ethan begins to be haunted by a girl in his dreams. A dream of a girl falling whom he couldn't catch. Then a new girl, Lena, moves to town. She's niece of the creepy town shut-in. She's definitely not like the rest of the girls in Gatlin. She drives a hearse.
Ethan is drawn to Lena and he's not sure why. Lena has powers and secrets of a curse that has haunted her family for generations. Lena and Ethan become friends and later realize they are more connected than they ever imagined.
The authors have wisely used the South and it's superstitions as a strong character in this book. While they could have delved deeply into the traditional superstitions of the South, they incorporate it so well in this book that it adds so much to the atmosphere of the book.
With so many supernatural books out and some people suffering from vampire fatique, this is a refreshing book that will satisfy those looking for supernatural fiction but not vampires.
The first 3/4 of the book really had me gripped but the last 1/4 seemed to lose a bit of steam for me. I think because I knew what would happen in the end.(less)
When Grace was younger she was taken from her tire swing and dragged into the woods by a pack of wolves. One wolf saved her from the others and Grace...moreWhen Grace was younger she was taken from her tire swing and dragged into the woods by a pack of wolves. One wolf saved her from the others and Grace has never forgotten the wolf's eyes.
In winter, Sam is a wolf with the warmth of spring and summer, he is human. Sam has been in love with Grace since he saw her while working in a bookstore when he was human.
As winter approaches Sam fights to stay human and to be with Grace.
The book is told from both Grace and Sam's perspectives. Being someone who doesn't always read the chapter headings, I found it confusing at times.
It took me a while to get into the book and I had a lot going on, which didn't allow me large chunks of time to read, so I found myself not able to follow the plot at times. There are a few plot holes but overall it was an enjoyable read. A friend of mine described this book as the book you wanted Twilight to be.
The ending definitely makes me want to pick up the next book in the series when it comes out in July 2010.(less)
I give this 3 1/2 stars but that's not possible with the star system here. I didn't love this book only because I think I read it too quickly for scho...moreI give this 3 1/2 stars but that's not possible with the star system here. I didn't love this book only because I think I read it too quickly for school and didn't absorb it as I do for most books.(less)
I definitely see the appeal of this book. It's a horror novel and kids who like scary books will think it's great. There are some creepy elements, suc...moreI definitely see the appeal of this book. It's a horror novel and kids who like scary books will think it's great. There are some creepy elements, such as the performing spider Madame Octa and the whole vampire thing, that 5-8th grade boys will definitely dig. For the age group it's written for and the kids that are into scary books, I think this book does it's job. Having been a horror fan in junior high and high school, it's all about being scared and if the book scares you, it doesn't necessarily have to be well-written.(less)
Fast-paced with several creepy jump moments. I loved this book. Rory felt very believable along with her roommate, Jazza. When Boo moves in as their r...moreFast-paced with several creepy jump moments. I loved this book. Rory felt very believable along with her roommate, Jazza. When Boo moves in as their roommate, she felt really disruptive, which she's meant to be but at first I didn't like her. I love ghost stories and this was the perfect thing to read the week before Halloween, though there were a couple of nights that I had to read a bit longer so that I wasn't too creeped out to sleep.
Rory moves to London from Louisiana to attend a boarding school for her senior year while her parents live a few hours away where her dad will be teaching. Rory soon finds herself miserably involved in field hockey. She and her roommate become close friends and she becomes involved with a boy named Jerome.
Just as Rory is settling into school, the city of London is gripped by copy cat murders on the same days and in the same style as Jack the Ripper. Her school is in the same vicinity as where a couple of the murders take place. One night as people are gearing up for another Ripper murder (the media is in a frenzy and people around the city are holding parties), Rory has a run-in with someone completely unexpected. Has Jack the Ripper really come back? Who was the mysterious man that she saw outside of the school but her roommate didn't?
Rory soon realizes she can see ghosts and she's swept into helping find the murderer along with a secret police force.
I'll definitely be picking up the second book in this series.
I loved this book! Anya falls down a well and doesn't expect that she'll actually meet a friend at the bottom of the well. Let alone a friend that's a...moreI loved this book! Anya falls down a well and doesn't expect that she'll actually meet a friend at the bottom of the well. Let alone a friend that's a ghost who has been dead for over a hundred years. After Anya is rescued her ghost friend is with her at all times. It's just what she needs while she's miserable at school and pining over a boy. But things with her new friend take a very strange and eerie turn to something I didn't expect.
What I loved about this book was not just the amazingly original story but also the little details that caught my eye, such as the posters hanging in Anya's room of some of my favorite bands. It made Anya more authentic and a relate-able character.
If you like ghost stories or paranormal stories and graphic novels, and haven't picked this one up, you really should.(less)
I'm sad that I am giving this 3 stars. I wanted to enjoy it more after my being so excited for its release but it just didn't hold my attention like L...moreI'm sad that I am giving this 3 stars. I wanted to enjoy it more after my being so excited for its release but it just didn't hold my attention like Lingerdid, which I think I enjoyed more. This book at times felt a bit too wandering to me and like it was taking me "forever" to read. This book didn't hold my attention like Linger did and I'm not sure why. I wasn't as attached to the characters as I had been in the past. They felt distant like I was just was getting a glimpse of their lives and not being fully included into their lives. The hunt didn't feel as impending as I thought it might and it just felt like there was something missing with this book. I've read others feeling like their book was missing a page at the ending and I felt the same way. I read the last half page again just to make sure I hadn't missed something important.(less)