Release: Fall 2010
Synopsis (from Maggie): "It's about after. What happens after you discover there are werewolves in the wood, after you've fallen in love for the first time, after you've lost what you think you can't live without, after you've become someone you can't live with."
Cover: I loved the cover Shiver and was a bit worried that the cover for Linger wouldn't live up to it. However, the cover designers at Scholastic have once again knocked the ball - or the cover- out of the park.
Like the first cover, this one is simplistic yet still beautiful. The stark white background and bright green trees is a throwback to the previous cover and still looks wonderful. I especially like how the covers progress through the seasons with the books, the first being winter and this one being spring. And once again, I love the cut outs of a wolf and, this time, a girl. In such a simplistic, yet stunning, way they were able to capture a snapshot of the story. Another cover to love!
As a special bonus for all of you Shiver fans, Maggie released the first paragraph on her website and blog earlier this week!
This is the story of a boy who used to be a wolf and a girl who was becoming one.
Just a few months ago, it was Sam who was the mythical creature. His was the disease we couldn't cure. His was the good-bye that meant the most. He had the body that was a mystery, too strange and wonderful and terrifying to comprehend.
But now it is spring. With the heat, the remaining wolves will soon be falling out of their wolf pelts and back into their human bodies. Sam stays Sam, and Cole stays Cole, and it's only me who's not firmly in my own skin.