Guilt, grief, fear, and longing. The characters of Linger all have their own demons lingering just beneath the surface, demons that they must ultimately face. The Wolves of Mercy Falls series is filled with tragedy, loss, and love. The paranormal elements of these books, though integral to the story, are overshadowed by the deeply felt emotions of each character. The voice of each character feels even more raw and tortured in this novel. In Shiver, the first book in the series, these young adults are each dealing with the heavy weight of the emotional baggage they carry. These characters, and the newly introduced characters of this book, are not just burdened. In Linger these characters are broken. Will love, friendship, and strength of will be enough to help them pick up the pieces?
I highly recommend Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, book 2) to readers of paranormal romance, young adult, urban fantasy, fantasy, and especially to fans of werewolf fiction. These books are on the darker side of young adult fantasy and may not be an ideal choice for sensitive readers.
** This review originally posted on my blog: www.FromTheShadows.info **