found.Cole St Clair has come to California for one reason to get Isabel Culpeper back She fled from his damaged, drained life, and damaged and drained it even He doesn t just want her He needs her.lost.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 sinner.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....
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Publisher||:||SCHOLASTIC 1 Juli 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||385 Pages|
|File Size||:||695 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Alright, let's face it. The cover didn't exactly wow me but I didn't buy this book for its cover. I suspected to be mesmerized by Stiefvater's language and to finally see Cole and Isabel have their happy ending. And I got all that so see me satisfied!Isabel was a very hard character to like. She's so ignorant toward other people's feelings. She doesn't seem to care and she's so devastatingly pessimistic. I loved her eccentric cousin who was so shy but still very loyal to her. And I'm always for people who can bake to perfection. Heck, who wouldn't love them? Isabel has worked hard to have a satisfying life but when looked at closely she's not living at all. Until she meets Cole again.Cole, as the once famous frontman of Narcotica, has agreed to be part of a reality TV show. But I think he's just looking for a way to live with and from his music again. He's a very extroverted person and I just love the way his mind works, his creativity that always needs an outlet, but also how he cares for Isabel.There were a few moments where I truly hated Isabel for being so ignorant and how little she supported him. And one certainly has to admire Cole for his persistance. But *sigh* he's in loce and I guess I can't convince him to take me instead, so she'll have to do.Sinner doesn't focus on the werewolf curse that Cole has to live with. Somehow, he seems to have this pretty much under control. It's more about finding a way back into life, for him and for Isabel. Together, in Mercy Falls, they have experienced deep loss, and they need to cope with their grief and look forward.The audiobook was brilliantly performed, as usually. I'd already enjoyed Emma Galvin and Dan Bittner so much in Forever. They really got in their role, Emma gave a perfect ice queen and Dan got across half-crazy but oh so loveable rock star. I believed every word from their mouths. Gifted performers like them are the reason that I listen to audiobooks every day.I'm excited to see what Maggie's next project will be but no matter what, she's on my auto-buy list and I will either read or listen to every word this woman writes!
Note: "Sinner" ist a sequel to the "Wolves of Mercy Falls" trilogy. And although it probably could be read without knowledge of the "Wolves", the characters and their relationships are introduced there and a lot makes more sense, if you know the background. So if you haven't read the previous trilogy, I recommend you stop reading here and start with "Shiver". And a fair warning: there will be spoilers for events in the previous books.SynopsisAfter having saved the wolves of Mercy Falls, Minnesota, on a great many levels, Cole St. Clair heads to L.A. to find Isabell Culpeper again and do anything to get her back/win her over. But since he also wants to get back in contact with his former life as a [famous] musician, he signs a contract with some reality tv-show that predominantly shows people lose their s*** and end up as tragic failures in staying sober, clean, sane....Isabell Culpeper left Mercy Falls to possibly leave all the tragedy with her dead brother and the wolf pack behind. So she moved in with her mother in L.A., jobs in some famous shop and works on getting to medical school to become a doctor. She thought to have been over Cole, the complicated and tragic and famous ex-leadsinger, who became a wolf just to stay sane and not kill himself through whatever drug would do it.And when one day Cole St.Clair appears in her shop, Isabell is so not sure, she is able to continue where the two of them left off. The cameras hunting Cole in each and every place are not helping...ReviewWriting the synopsis, I just realized that "Sinner" really is much less UF/YA/PNR than "Wolves of Mercy Falls" was: Cole is a werewolf and yes that makes for one pivotal scene [that broke my heart by the way], but for the most part this is the story of two very peculiar and complex people, who struggle to find themselves and their happiness in the mess that is their lives.Both Isabell and Cole are not easy to like, not to mention love. It was so much easier for me to connect to Sam and Grace, but then the mark of Maggie Stiefvater's ability is that she makes me love both of them nontheless. By letting me see their thoughts [changing 1st person POV] and feelings, and showing that none of these two is least bit wallowing in self-pity [although with what had happened to them, they would be entiteled to] and that each of them sees him-/herself very clearly. That made them remarkable in my book.I was really happy with how the two of them got their own end, apart from Mercy Falls, because they didn't fit there. They aren't Sam and Grace, they are no people happy going to college in rural America. These two and L.A. fit like gloves, even if they struggle a lot, but then, they are people used to struggeling. And it was satisfying that Maggie Stiefvater did not make them lose their characteristics for the sake of a HEA, but let them be what they were, just with having learned a bit about themselves and each other.But the most thrilling thing, is again Maggie Stiefvaters voice and her way of telling stories. There is no one like her when it comes to weaving true magic with words [yep, I know how sappy I sound, still I mean it]. And like in the "Raven Boys" cycle or "The Scorpio Races", there is much more transported between the lines, than is visible through action. The same is true here: not that much happening on a strict action-defined level, but a lot happening in thoughts, feelings and in the personal world in general. As I said in the title: this is mesmerizing, magic poured in words and a true love story between two very complicated people who need to work a lot to make love happen.
ehrlich gesagt habe ich mit dem buch noch nicht angefangen; ich bin noch beim ersten Teil der Buchreihe.... Allerdings bin ich gefesselt von dem Buch und kann es kaum aus der Hand legen.Ich hoffe 'sinner' ist ein genauso gutes Buch wie 'shiver'
Tolles Buch uns super vierter Teil der "Nach dem Sommer" - Reihe. Schön, dass Maggie Stiefvater Weiter geschrieben hat. Ihre Bücher sind echt zu empfehlen!