Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy.
Cole St. Clair has come to California for one reason: to get back Isabel Culpeper. She fled from his damaged, drained life, and damaged and drained it even more. He doesn't just want her. He needs her.
Isabel is trying to build herself a life in Los Angeles. It's not really working. She can play the game as well as all the other fakes. But what's the point? What is there to win?
Cole and Isabel share a past that never seemed to have a future. They have the power to love each other and the power to tear each other apart. The only thing for certain is that they cannot let go.
Praise for the New York Times bestselling Shiver trilogy:
* "Beautiful and moving." -- School Library Journal, starred review
* "A lyrical tale of alienated werewolves and first love . . . [Stiefvater's] take on werewolves is interesting and original." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Beautifully written, even poetic at times, and a perfect indulgence for readers of all ages." -- Bookpage
Stiefvater expands on her bestselling Wolves of Mercy Falls novels with a side story built around Cole St. Clair, werewolf front man of the defunct band Narkotika. Now sober, Cole attempts to resurrect his career and his dysfunctional love affair with Isabel Culpeper, who's working retail in Los Angeles. From a vacuous live phone interview in the opening pages to the semi-trashy web series Cole winds up starring in, the glitzy, manic tropes of TMZ culture dominate. For the most part, attachment to these characters (and knowledge of their history) must be carried over from the original trilogy. But Stiefvater's talent for wordcraft and her powers of observation are as sharp as ever, and the L.A. setting gives her even more cause than usual to treat cars like characters. It's less a romance than a conjuration of the monolith that is mass-market entertainment, the trappings of fame, and the narrow spaces they leave for being human. Or wolf, sometimes. Ages 14 up.
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A little scared but safe!
I was a little scared to read this because forever had such a good ending. I thought it would start another adventure that would not compare to the first 3 books, but it definitely surprised me. I love being able to live the characters. Be put into their situations because it’s not like those dumb books that you can plan out the ending In a few seconds and, think way around a certain event. Each page is so detailed, how does she even come up with this stuff is my question! It’s like she is recording somebody else’s life! Sometimes
I forget I’m reading because of the amazing reality it puts in your head.
Love this series!!
This series has always been my favorite! Definitely 5 stars!😍
A level all it’s own
I was really hesitant to read this book, because I didn’t want to ruin the way this story had ended in “Forever”. I’m so so so glad I did though. Cole St. Clair became one of the most complex characters I’ve ever read, and Isabel went from a surface level side character (at least for me) to an incredibly developed human who I grew to love. I actually cried at the end, not because it was unreasonably sad or anything, but because Maggie created such a fitting, calming ending to Cole’s story. Maggie Stiefvater continues to amaze me with her multifaceted characters and unique, unexpected (but wholly satisfying) plot lines. One of my top 5 favorites, for sure.