Book Review–Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4) by Maggie Stiefvater




This is the 81st book from my 114 in 2014 Reading Challenge.


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Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4) by Maggie Stiefvater
Published July 1st, 2014 by Scholastic Press


Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Everybody thinks they know Cole’s story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole’s darkest secret — his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel. At one point, they may have even loved each other. But that feels like a lifetime ago. Now Cole is back. Back in the spotlight. Back in the danger zone. Back in Isabel’s life. Can this sinner be saved?





I kind of forgot about this book coming out, but when I saw it at the library last week, I snatched it right up. I enjoyed the Wolves of Mercy Falls series pretty well and loved Isabel and Cole. This book focuses on them. I wanted to love this one, but unfortunately that didn’t end up being the case.

The relationship of Isabel and Cole was pretty good. I also loved the addition of new characters, such as Leon and Jeremy. The new setting was cool, too.

However, the series is supposed to be about werewolves. Not much of that going on here, minus one small scene and then other small instances that we’re mostly left to wonder about. I’m not the biggest werewolf fan ever, but it seemed strange to kind of go around the topic in a book series about werewolves?

The other problem was the plot. It just really seemed to drag once I got to the halfway point.

Probably not something I’d re-read, but it was nice to see the conclusion of these two considering how the last book ended. Recommended for fans of the series, but if you’re expecting to see as much wolf action as in the previous books, you’re going to be disappointed.








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