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Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981-
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New York, NY : Scholastic Audiobooks, [2014]

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8 audio discs (9 hr., 22 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
As Grace hides the vast depth of her love for Sam from her parents and Sam struggles to release his werewolf past and claim a human future, a new wolf named Cole wins Isabel's heart but his own past threatens to destroy the whole pack.
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Title from container.

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Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.8 12.0 167314.
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Audiobook on CD


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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 #150; 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?

Author Notes

Maggie Stiefvater is the author of the bestselling Shiver Trilogy (Shiver, Linger and Forever) and The Raven Cycle Series. She is also the author of a book in the Spirit Animals Series (Hunted). Her title Sinner made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014. Maggie attended Mary Washington College, graduating with a B.A. in history. She is also an artist, equestrian, musician, and technical editor. She enjoys writing full time from her home in Virginia.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Teen ice-queen Isabel is shocked when former rock-god Cole turns up in Los Angeles saying he is drug-free and there for her. He is also producing his next album and starring in a popular reality show, notorious for pushing its rehabbed stars back over the edge. Two secondary characters from the Shiver series take turns narrating this sweet and sexy love story set in an L.A. faintly reminiscent of Francesca Lia Block's Weetzie Bat books. The characterizations of Isabel and Cole are so solid that it seems Stiefvater is transcribing them rather than creating them, and minor characters are just as deftly (if not as deeply) drawn. Despite this, there are stereotypes aplenty when it comes to the reality show and references to Cole's former life, but they work well enough to shorthand the background info and keep the focus on the two lovers. Bits of backstory are provided, and after a slightly confusing start, this one could stand on its own. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Stiefvater has conquered both critical and commercial mountains, and the YA world watches everything she does. Buy more than a few.--Welch, Cindy Copyright 2010 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Stiefvater expands on her bestselling Wolves of Mercy Falls novels with a side story built around Cole St. Clair, werewolf front man of the defunct band Narkotika. Now sober, Cole attempts to resurrect his career and his dysfunctional love affair with Isabel Culpeper, who's working retail in Los Angeles. From a vacuous live phone interview in the opening pages to the semi-trashy web series Cole winds up starring in, the glitzy, manic tropes of TMZ culture dominate. For the most part, attachment to these characters (and knowledge of their history) must be carried over from the original trilogy. But Stiefvater's talent for wordcraft and her powers of observation are as sharp as ever, and the L.A. setting gives her even more cause than usual to treat cars like characters. It's less a romance than a conjuration of the monolith that is mass-market entertainment, the trappings of fame, and the narrow spaces they leave for being human. Or wolf, sometimes. Ages 14-up. Agent: Laura Rennert, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-The public believes they know Cole St. Clair. They know about his public and not-so-public life. He was a rock star and a drug addict, and he left the limelight for reasons all his own. What the fans don't know is his darkest secret. Cole can shift into a wolf, but is doing everything in his power to control that side of him. He has now returned to California and is trying to keep both his addiction and his wolf side in check. Listeners who discover Sinner before the rest of the "Wolves of Mercy Falls" series will have no problem understanding the story line, but libraries may want to have the first books available for them to get the complete picture. Dan Bittner and Emma Galvin share the narration flawlessly, giving listeners the varying points of view with completely different styles. This will make a good addition to a high school or public library collection.-Elizabeth L. Kenyon, Merrillville High School, IN. (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.