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Linger Review

Updated: Apr 14

This sequel does not compare to its predecessor. I didn’t love this one as much. It just wasn’t the same as Shiver.


Rating: 3/5

the longing.

Once Grace and Sam have found each other, they know they must fight to stay together. For Sam, this means a reckoning with his werewolf past. For Grace, it means facing a future that is less and less certain.


the loss.

Into their world comes a new wolf named Cole, whose past is full of hurt and danger. He is wrestling with his own demons, embracing the life of a wolf while denying the ties of being a human.


the linger.

For Grace, Sam, and Cole, life a constant struggle between two forces - wolf and human - with love baring its two sides as well. It is harrowing and euphoric, freeing and entrapping, enticing and alarming. As their world falls apart, love is what lingers. But will it be enough?

After reading Shiver, I can’t help but be disappointed in how this book went. Let alone how it ended. I will say based on how it ended I’m glad I’m not having to wait for the next book to be released. Unlike the first book, this sequel ends in a way where you know there’s more. The one ends with a million questions in the air.


Unlike the first book, this sequel ends in a way where you know there’s more. The one ends with a million questions in the air.

This one kind of reminds me of how the last book I read of the Lux series ended, that one, Opal ended in such a heartbreaking way, I even knew how it ends because I accidentally spoiled it for myself and it still broke my heart reading it. It’s why I haven’t picked the series back up yet, I wasn’t ready to continue. Linger is not quite the same, my heart is not nearly as broken, but it was not a fun ending in the slightest. I didn’t like it. I want to know what happens next.


Linger is not quite the same, my heart is not nearly as broken, but it was not a fun ending in the slightest. I didn’t like it. I want to know what happens next.

This sequel does not compare to its predecessor. It’s not anywhere near on the same level as Shiver on a number of accounts. Mainly in terms of the tenderness. Shiver had given me all the feels, I loved seeing Grace and Sam’s relationship grow. They were so cute together. Linger was nowhere near as sweet, and that may be due to the fact that we no longer only see Grace and Sam’s point of view. We now get to see the points of view of Grace’s friend, Isabel, and one of the wolves that arrived in the last book, Cole.


This new wolf, Cole, I simply didn’t care for. I didn’t enjoy reading any of his chapters. I found his character selfish and self-absorbed. I didn’t appreciate seeing this point of view, I just wanted to get back to Sam and Grace. I didn’t want to get to know this guy. It felt to me adding this new character just took away from Sam and Grace’s story. And knowing that book 3.5 is about Cole, I personally don’t know if I want to read it at this point. Cole needs to really improve his character if I’m going to read that book.


Another thing that wasn’t the same was the flow. It didn’t flow nearly as nice as it did in Shiver. Which I think was mainly due to these new characters we see. Seeing their points of view made the flow slower for me.


Overall, I didn’t love this one as much. It just wasn’t the same as Shiver. It wasn’t nearly as romantic. There was more fear than anything else in this one. Plus it ended in a heartbreaking way, I need to know what happens next! I do hope they get their happily ever after in the next one!