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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.

Into their world comes a new wolf named Cole. He is wrestling with his own demons, embracing the life of a wolf while denying the ties of a human. For Grace, Sam, and Cole, life is 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?

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  • Kirkus

    “This sequel’s poetic prose skillfully captures the four teens’ longings for love, forgetting, remembering, righting wrongs and life itself. The riveting ending will leave readers panting for the next sequel.”

    Romantic Times

    “If Shiver left fans wanting more, Linger will have them begging.”

    Children's Literature

    “Like Shiver, this is a real page turner. These werewolves are not supernatural and the scientific normalcy of being a wolf provides a fascinating turn of events.”

  • VOYA

    “This riveting narrative, impossible to put down, is not only an excellent addition to the current fangs and fur craze but is also a beautifully written romance that, along with Shiver, will have teens clamoring for the third and final entry.”

    Publishers Weekly

    “. . . sets the stage for an explosive third installment.”


    “Stiefvater continues what she started in Shiver (2009), and readers will definitely want to read it before diving into this equally appealing sequel.”


I have to have music playing non-stop while I write, or I can't focus. All I can think about is doing laundry, taking a walk, making cookie dough, or laying on the floor. So I create focused playlists for each book, every song picked to reinforce the mood or help me through a scene. They tend to be hours long, but here's a selection from each book. If you love a song, please buy the track and support the artists so they can keep making more music.

  • 1 Wash Away Matt Costa
  • 2 Cath Death Cab for Cutie
  • 3 Teardrop Jose Gonzalez
  • 4 Close Your Eyes Young Love
  • 5 Hallelujah Rufus Wainwright
  • 6 Her Morning Elegance Oren Lavie
  • 7 The Golden Floor Snow Patrol
  • 8 Goodnight La Rocca
  • 9 Coming to Terms Carolina Liar
  • 10 Color Bars Elliott Smith
  • 11 White Winter Hymnal Fleet Foxes
  • 12 Out Come the Wolves Jacob Golden
  • 13 Spaceship Jonas & Plunkett
  • 14 Loneliest Girl in the World Cary Brothers
  • 15 9 Crimes Damien Rice


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