Saturday, July 16, 2011

Book Review: Forever

The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy from Maggie Stiefvater. 

In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. In Linger, they fought to be together. Now, in Forever, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

I was a fan of Maggie Stiefvater’s Lament, way back when it had the grey cover, and you couldn’t find it anywhere. So, naturally, when Shiver came out, I jumped right on it. I fell in love with Sam Roth instantly. And I loved his relationship with Grace Brisbane. My only issue was jealousy. Sam was the exact kind of guy I wanted. Just more 3D than he was on the pages. But when I closed Shiver, it felt like Sam and Grace’s story was over. But I knew it was only the first of a trilogy.

And, of course, when Linger came out, I jumped on that one, too. I couldn’t wait to see more Sam and Grace. We got two more points of view in this book. Cole and Isabel (who was supporting in the first book). Again, Maggie wrote a lovely story, her words flowing beautifully. And I was even more excited for the third installment. But also sad, because I knew I would miss this world and these characters.

Forever… I got my hands on a review copy, and I spent three weeks savoring it… a bit here and a bit there. It was just as incredible as the other two. Normally, I prefer my werewolves fighting. Lots of action. Blood. Anger. Violence. But this trilogy is the opposite. It’s a very sweet love story. (Which is normally not my thing.) But between this wonderful world, these amazing characters, and Maggie’s beautiful writing, these books are some of my favorites.

Be sure to check out the entire trilogy: The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater. And while you’re at it, check out Lament and Ballad.


SJune said...

Like you, I"m reading this one slow. Thanks for a spoiler free review. I love Maggie's writing.

ebaker said...

This book was an amazing end to the Wolves of Mercy Falls! I still wanted more when I finished the book but I am glad of where it ended. I did not spend my time savoring the book however. I read it quickly. I'm all about instant gratification : )

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