Stiefvater, Maggie

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Cole St. Clair has come to California for one reason: to get back Isabel Culpeper.
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Press,, 2014.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0545654572
Characteristics: 357 pages ;,22 cm


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Feb 19, 2015
  • Chapel_Hill_RuthL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In the author’s own words Sinner is a “summer-hot, neon-pink, sand-blasted-kiss vacation” and that is just what it feels like. Tense, fraught and begging the question of what makes us human, Sinner is the final encounter with the wolves first met in Stiefvater’s Mercy Falls trilogy. Cole St. Clair, perpetual addict, has arrived in L.A. looking for Isabel Culpepper, perpetual survivor, and the collusion of their reunion sets L.A. on fire…literally. What could have felt incredibly trite – badboy werewolf musician falls for damaged beautiful ice queen – instead offers something sweet, volatile, sexy and raw. Rather than dwell on where Cole and Isabel have been before, Sinner begs the question of whether they have anywhere to go and whether two broken people can ease off the edge of just surviving and find a path back towards living. Here is a story that asks for forgiveness, that begs for acceptance and hopes for another chance. It is beautiful.

Oct 25, 2014
  • nidofito rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

DNF at Chapter 16

I was struggling with Isabel and Cole even in 'Forever' and without Sam and Grace I dunno... There's no growth to these guys. Isabel continues to make me annoyed with all the self-hate she's got going on and Cole is...weird. I'm just getting tired of his antics.

Sep 16, 2014
  • re_discover rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Not Stiefvater's best writing. It was nice to read about Cole and Isabel again, but there was no character development.

Sep 14, 2014
  • ABenoit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved it. Looking forward to hearing more from these two.

Aug 09, 2014
  • Cynthia_N rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Another good one from Stiefvater! She has a writing style that is very easy to read. Enjoyed finding out what happened to these characters from the Shiver series.

"In this follow-up to the bestselling Wolves of Mercy Falls series, readers find out what happens to werewolf Cole and human Isabel after they leave Mercy Falls and wind up in Los Angeles. Cole, who claims to have kicked his drug addiction, is in town to revive both his music career and his rocky relationship with Isabel. But bitter, conflicted Isabel knows that neither of them can escape the past so easily. Those who are interested in the history of this "spectacularly messy, emotionally oh-so-human romance" (Kirkus Reviews) should start with Shiver, the 1st book in the series." Teen Scene August 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/901904f0-2498-4d63-9444-9269c2947502?postId=1ec4cbf0-86db-49f7-95ca-d750f797014b

Jul 24, 2014
  • AngelFire101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Picked up this book thinking it would be better than it's companion book Shiver and I WAS RIGHT! This book was so good I couldn't put it down really loved Maggie's writing in this one.


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