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(The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4)

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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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Maggie Stiefvater
Sep 10, 2013 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:
Miranda Reads
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
3.5 stars

“It sure is ugly.”
“Ugly, never hurt a thing.”
I scoffed. “Oh, ugly has hurt some things. It’s just that pretty hurts more.”
Oof. Pseudo-philosophical YA at its finest.

To catch everyone up - Grace and Sam (the main characters from the original series) are being their lovey-dovey selves back in Mercy Falls.

Isabelle and Cole - the greatest couple that never-was - is not doing quite as well.
“Why did you even come here, Cole?”
I touched her chin. This place, this beautiful p
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
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?!?!?!
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
Kai Spellmeier
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Even when I was happy, I felt like I was always looking for the edges on life. The seams. I was so perfectly born to die.”

My last book of 2015 was everything I could have wished for.
It's a great summer read and as it's summer where I am right now (that is New Zealand) it was amazing to sit on the beach, attempt to get tanned and read Sinner.
Also, it's Maggie Stiefvater, and she was definitely my most read author this last year.

As to why I love this book so much: Isabel and Cole! God those chara
Sep 11, 2013 marked it as dangerzoned
So when I read that this was happening I almost flung my sleeping child from my lap....


Jessica Reigle
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs

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
Ahmad Sharabiani
Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #4), Maggie Stiefvater

I loved all of the four novels of this series, in the Sinner, Cole travels to Los Angeles, California and visits Isabel, persuading her to agree to have dinner with him. In the day, Cole visits the home of Baby North, owner of the web TV show, before he begins starring in her reality show.

Baby visits Isabel later in the day and proposes that she should star alongside Cole. The discovery that Cole did not come to California to find her, but
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
jv poore
While Sinner, the recently released, highly anticipated, companion book to the Shiver trilogy; didn’t take me back to Mercy Falls, it most certainly allowed me an enchanting opportunity to revisit Cole St. Clair and Isabel Culpepper. If you, like me, loved absolutely every single thing about the Shiver trilogy, my best guess is that you will revere Sinner. On the other hand, if this is the very first you’ve heard of said trilogy, I can still unabashedly recommend Sinner as a remarkable stand-alo ...more
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, own
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
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 an

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
We were so little, when you took away all our sins.

Going into a book, we all have certain expectations: I'm going to like this, it's gonna be amazing, it's probably not my cup of tea... - you know, that sort of thing. Going into this book, I never would've thought it was going to be a 5 stars book. I mean, it's a spin-off of a trilogy I read years ago, so I wasn't expecting it to be anything more than okay. Turns out I was wrong. But let me explain myself a little better.

I read The W
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. Ah
Robin & Fo
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
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




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. B
Mar 12, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!

“It was the first time I'd really realized I'd lost my soul and that the beauty of not having a soul was that you couldn't seem to care that you no longer had one.”

Another series in the books! I love Maggie Stiefvater :P Her writing is so simple, yet complex and the depth expressed in this book was excellent!!

Sinner, is the last book in The Wolves of Mercy Falls series. Its all about my two favorite characters- Isabel and Cole. I could relate to them so much more than Grace a
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 kno
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
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-1
I was so glad we got one more book in the "Wolves of Mercy Falls" series because even though Cole and Isabel were secondary characters, I would have greatly missed seeing the chance to see them get their happy ending. The setting in this fourth book in the series is radically different from the three that came before. It's more of a "Real World" meets "Mercy Falls" sort of scenario. But it was still enjoyable. And I enjoyed the look into the psyche's of both Cole and ISabel as they meet a little ...more
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
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
I haven't read a book in a day in quite some time, but wow, there was no other way to properly read this one. I'm so grateful for the snow day that gave me the opportunity to completely devour this book <3.

I find that it is hardest to write reviews for the books I love most, and that is definitely a problem I'm having with this one. The feelings that this story invoked in me remind me a lot of the ones I was put through in Christina Lauren's Autoboyography. By that, I mean it was full of happin
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
Brigid ✩
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
Oct 17, 2013 marked it as to-read

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

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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.

Maggie Stiefvater plays several musical instruments (most infamously, the bagpipes) and makes art in several media (most generally, colored pencils).

She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband, their two children, many dogs, a bunch

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  • Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
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“It sure is ugly.”
“Ugly, never hurt a thing.”
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