Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Review: Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: Sinner
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook|Twitter
Genre: Fantasy
Series: The wolves of Mercy Falls #3.5
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: 3rd July 2014

Tell Me About It
A standalone companion book to the internationally bestselling Shiver Trilogy.

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?
My Thoughts
The minute I heard that Maggie was writing Sinner I knew I HAD to read this book, there as no question about it. While the series ended with Grace and Sam, I have been looking forward to reading Cole and Isabel's story and see what happens next for these two enigmatic people.

Cole wasn't always in my good books, but towards the end he changed, and I needed to see if we get to see the real Cole in Sinner, or if it's just Cole St Clare, and I am happy to report that Sinner gives us the perfect blend of both versions of Cole.
I flew through this book, I could not put it down, and just when I thought Cole would do something wrong or fall back into his old habits, he surprised me by doing something so out of character for him. I really enjoyed getting a deeper look into Cole's psyche, and really seeing how he thinks, how he works, and why he does certain things.
Isabel was someone who I felt sorry for. Yes she has a great job and a perfect family, but in reality her so called perfect family isn't all that perfect, and her boss is a pain in the ass. When Isabel and Cole get together, the sparks certainly fly, both in a good and bad way, and I really looked forward to seeing this duo together to see what would happen next. I actually laughed out loud at the fire + leggings incident.

Sinner was just as good as the previous books in this series, and it makes me want to read them all again, just to get reacquainted with them all again. I liked how we are made to feel part of the radio interview, I like how Cole is becoming a changed person and making better decisions over who he picks as friends. There were moments I did feel sorry for him and for his only means of escape from all the chaos, but how he is so strong against his old habits is a true testament to how he has changed. The ending of Sinner was perfect, not only for the story as a whole, but also for the people involved.


  1. Oh my goodness that cover is so beautiful! What country is it from?
    -Chioma @ Blue Books and Butterflies


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