By Maggie Stiefvater.
Rating: 2.5 /5
“SINNER is the book that every Maggie Stiefvater and paranormal romance fan has been waiting for! SINNER is a companion book to the #1 bestselling SHIVER, LINGER and FOREVER trilogy. You thought it ended with FOREVER, but there’s another story to tell – the one of Cole and Isabel…and this time they’re in LA. There will be wolves, and there will be yearning. But most importantly there will be love. And no one does love like Maggie.”
A short synopsis:
Cole and Isabel are both in L.A. Isabel is living with her Mum, Aunt and cousin and working in a stylish boutique whilst Cole is ‘back from the dead’ and promoting himself by doing a reality TV show. The show is to focus on the making of his new album, and be shown on a notorious web channel.
Cole struggles to keep his demons at bay and record a successful show whilst trying to start a new relationship with Isabel. As Isabel watches Cole in the show and manages his internet-persona she begins to wonder whether they can ever really be together successfully.
This book was my WoW a couple of weeks back, I was so excited for its release and delved into it with Christmas-morning-type anticipation only to be left reeling. I was so disappointed with this book. It’s not that it’s a badly written book as such, it just wasn’t what it said on the tin.
This book revolves around Cole doing a reality show whilst trying to date Isabel, who does not want to be a part of it. The promise that “There will be wolves” is not kept. In the entire book Cole turns into a wolf approximately three times for around two sentences each time. “There will be yearning” again, no not really. “There will be love” thankfully there is that but…I don’t know it just wasn’t enough.
I loved the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy and was expecting a similar book in Sinner; I was very wrong. Isabel has lost her flair, Cole comes across as arrogant most of the time and the love between them is juvenile. The book itself is not badly written, although I did not like the radio interview passages, but the story lets it down and the marketing promises a completely different book to what has been delivered.
If I wasn’t promised wolves then I probably would have enjoyed this book a little more.
I recommend that you read the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy instead.