"Sinner" By Maggie Stiefvater
Cole St. Clair is back and in the spot light (where he belongs) in this new stand alone companion novel to the Mercy Falls trilogy.
Cole is picking up the pieces of his former life, attempting to start new, fresh, and hopefully with Isabel by his side. Drugs, alcohol and a different girls every night are now a thing of the past. Now he spends his days trying to win over Isabel, write songs and be somewhat entertaining for the TV crew that follows him around day and night.
When asked during an interview what scares Cole his answer is blunt and to the point: 'Nothing'.
But with the possibility of shifting into a wolf hanging over his head and the thought of losing Isabel (for good this time) lurking in the back of his mind Cole knows he is only lying to himself and his fans by answering 'nothing'.
Isabel is still trying to find a place to fit in since moving to L.A. Her family is as dysfunctional as ever and she spends her time either at work or school, dreading having to go 'home'.
Isabel is known for her wit and snarky attitude. She never pulls punches and if you don't want to hear the truth then don't ask her for it. She has no problem telling Cole to leave her alone, but behind the wall she has meticulously built and maintained all these years Isabel is starting to wonder if living without Cole is even a possibility.
I think one of the reasons I liked "Sinner" so much was that the two main characters were once sub characters vying for attention.
The way that Maggie writes gives breath to each and every character whether they have a minor or major roll in the story. Which of course always leaves me wanted more.
"Sinner" reminds me of a quote from the movie "The Holiday"
"You're supposed to be the leading lady of your own life."
While Grace and Sam had their time and told their story (which I loved) I always wanted more from Isabel and Cole.
I'm ecstatic that Isabel and Cole finally got their leading roles.
Until next time,
In compliance with FTC guidelines I am disclosing that this book was given to me for free to review.
My review is my honest opinion.