Linger - Maggie Stiefvater My rating: 4/5 stars

I'd forgotten my reason for giving Shiver a 5 star rating since it's been ages since I read it, but I completely remember it now and it's the same reason why I love Linger: there's such an amazingly gentle atmosphere in the book, that I can't help liking it even though Sam is hardly my type of hero and, at best, I tend to dislike Grace's sort of character. But I found myself loving Grace and Sam more and more and their love story seems so typical yet there's still something very original about the way it's written. And the repeated narration didn't take away from the book at all, imo. My feelings for Cole are complex, but I really hope things work out for him and Isabel later in the series. I can't wait for Forever to come out!