Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Book Review // Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater



“Skill? Skill isn’t what hurts people. A lack of mercy is.”

There’s something sort of scary about finality. Saying goodbye to something or someone, knowing you must go on and change and grow…Okay, yeah, it’s very scary.
Right now, I’m so afraid to move on to the final book of Percy Jackson from the final book of The Wolves of Mercy Falls series. So I’m going to prolong my undying love for Maggie Stiefvater’s beautiful series based out of Minnesota (my home and favorite place in the world). Here’s what I thought of the finale, Sinner.

The fourth book in the Shiver series is actually unlike the other ones. The wolf problems aren’t as prominent as the internal battles and purposeful miscommunication by our two main characters. Also unlike the first three books, Cole and Isabel are center of attention in Los Angeles while Sam and Grace are off at college together. The focus is put on the two’s inability to love and unsustainable lifestyles. With Cole St. Clair being a famous rock star basically back from “the dead” and willing to do enough for Isabel, the music and the chance to stay a werewolf. Than there’s Isabel Culpeper, on the verge of fighting with words or looks at any time, has a cynical view on love thanks to her shitty parents and whose brother died because he didn’t want to be a werewolf. They’re everything complicated rolled into one messy, lively and strangely endearing relationship.

My favorite part about the relationship is that despite the cameras and fans around Cole and what little time they’ve actually known each other, Isabel knows what’s real and fake to an extent. Cole is also this way. I suppose they’ve seen each other at their worst and you don’t come back from that. There’s also some minor characters views on love and compassion and it really makes you think. Infatuation or true love? This book really make s you think not in just aspects of love but friendships based off realness and how your parents can accidently mess you up when they mess up. There’s also insight on drug problems and near ptsd situations. It really just opens your eyes to less judgement and more acceptance and love.

Sinner is a good, GREAT, teen book to learn how to personally reflect while also getting your fix on the supernatural. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars being that I did hope for being clued in on old characters and more wolf problems than there was. But it was still great and I highly enjoyed it!

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