Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I began this book hoping for the closure that Forever did not bring to me.
This, again, is a love story that happens to involve a young man who can shift into a wolf.
This is a story about addiction, self-loathing, discovering your truth, and self-acceptance.
This is a story about letting go of the past and forgiving yourself.
Cole St. Clair, rock-star werewolf, evolves more in Sinner than in any of his metamorphoses from man to beast.
Isabel Culpeper, gorgeous ice-queen, spends most of this novel running from herself and from the potential of happiness, fearing the inevitability that life might be wonderful.
This tale is beautifully spun and it depicts a love quite different than the simple, pure love of Mercy Fall's Sam and Grace. Isabel and Cole are all fire and chaos and tumultuous energy. They are passion and need and truth.
Sinner is an excellent addition to the Wolves of Mercy Falls.
However, if you are still wondering how Sam and Grace are dealing with a lifetime of seasonal shifts, you do not get much in the way of answers.
This is Cole and Isabel's story.
Ages 15+ for content. Not suitable for a Middle School Library.