Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sinner (Wolves of Mercy Falls #3.5) by Maggie Stiefvater: Review

RATING: 4/5 stars!
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: July 1, 2014
Find it on Goodreads here!
SUMMARY (from Goodreads):
A standalone companion book to the internationally bestselling Shiver Trilogy.
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 know Cole's darkest secret -- his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel. At one point, they may have even loved each other. But that feels like a lifetime ago. Now Cole is back. Back in the spotlight. Back in the danger zone. Back in Isabel's life. Can this sinner be saved?
It's no secret that Cole and Isabel were my favorite characters from the SHIVER trilogy, so when I found out that there was a book dedicated to Cole and Isabel in LA, I was ecstatic.

SINNER was great. Cole is so lovable, and Isabel is too, even though shetries not to be. Their banter back and forth was absolutely hilarious, and infuriating at times. The writing, like the last three books, was flawless.

But why only four stars? The reason for that, involves spoilers, so read ahead at your own risk.


The only thing that I didn't like was all of the sexual tension. I really could've done without all of it. It seemed like the only reason Cole and Isabel came back to each other was because they "wanted" each other, and they talk about how much they "want" each other all of the time. I would have liked it better if it was more of a sweet romance, and they thought about other attributes that make them like each other, and not just the sexual aspect. It felt like that was all they ever wanted with each other was just sex, and it bothered me quite a bit.


Overall, I really liked SINNER. A great companion novel to the Wolves of Mercy Falls!

CONTENT: Lots of sexual tension, a few make-out scenes, some topless girls, and an implied sex scene. No language I can recall, and hardly any violence.

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