Shiver instantly hooked me on Maggie Stiefvater. The hero, Sam, is real to me. He makes me miss being seventeen and in love with someone I cannot have, then get to have for the briefest time. I could tell you the exact color of Sam’s eyes, the exact way the candy store he takes Grace to smells.
So, like a good stalker, I immediately went to my trusty online bookstore and bought Lament, Ballad and pre-ordered (then) Linger (out now). I joined her Facebook group and go to her blog and she even replied to my comments. (Gush!)
I read Lament next and my crush became a deep, abiding love of Maggie Stiefvater’s work. (Killer fairies? I’m in!) Did I say love? I didn’t know what love was until James, the hero in Ballad. He is so witty and sexy and, again, makes me miss being seventeen and after the impossible.
I have Linger, the second of the three Wolves of Mercy Falls series. But, since I know Forever, the third, will feel like forever to get here after I finish Linger, I’m holding off. It is my saving the best bite for last right now. It is my precious. I pet it and read the jacket cover then wait, just a few more days, for a time when I really need the escape, for when I am able to do nothing but disappear into the pages.
Alright, alright. Enough. Yes, I stalk. But, am I crazy? Do you do this to with favorite authors?