Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Book Review #1222
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Rating: two stars (out of four)
I was excited to read this series because I knew a lot of people who had read it and loved it. But I'm just not seeing the hype. I'm not completely engrossed in the story and I'm not in love with the characters. It might be just me, but I think the biggest issue I have with this series is Sam and Grace's relationship.
Another thing that really bothered me. What was up with the whole connection between Cole and Isabel? What? Really? It didn't make any sense. Why couldn't they seem to control their emotions - or a better question, why did they have this connection when they didn't even know each other? Come on, that's supposed to make me happy? It didn't. I was frustrated with all of their interactions together.
Also, I wasn't a fan of how Grace disregarded her parent's authority to be with her Soul Mate because she "figured" she knew best and her parents were good for nothing. Um, really? Just because you have faulty parents doesn't mean you can make up your own mind and do whatever you want. Especially if your parents start to shape up and start acting more like parents. I know some of their expectations and rules for Grace were a little unrealistic, but they were still the authority figures in her life and it really bothered me how easily she discarded their judgements and deemed for herself what was right. She's just a teenager! I didn't like how Grace treated her parents. And all for a boy! Sure, I wasn't a big fan of the parents, but I also thought Grace was way out of line with some of her actions.
And then Grace and Sam's complicated relationship...do we really have to have so much drama about how Grace and Sam need to be together? It got on my nerves. It might be a little while before I read the last one...