Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater 357 pages
Cole is in L.A., making a comeback. Although half of is band is dead, he believes he could start a new band and still be a big start so he is going on a reality internet show, known for its ability to leave rock stars in tatters at the end. Cole expects to stay above that because he plans to stay to clean. At least, this is the story that the public is hearing. Cole’s real reason for being in L.A. is that Isabel is there and he is determined to win her back. But even though Cole is off of the drugs he still has the wolf to deal with and he’s more than willing to use the wolf to deal (or not deal) with his feelings and problems. Until he can learn to deal with life on his own, he may never have a shot with Isabel. A good follow-up to the Shiver trilogy, fans of the series will love this book. Teens who haven’t read the series may be confused about what’s happening with Cole so I’m not sure if starting with this book would work well, but the rest of the story is good enough that people would probably be figure out enough that it wouldn’t be distracting.