Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: Available today!
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Summary: The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy from Maggie Stievater 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.
My Review: As much as I wanted this series to last forever (literally), all good things must come to an end. From the start of Shiver, to the very last word in Forever, Maggie's writing remained stunning with a touch of skillfully staged set of events. The journey I experienced with Sam, Grace and the gang will remain imprinted in my mind as one of the best wolf trilogies. It's just one of those long lasting stories filled with impressionable characters that tap into your emotional chamber. With each installment, Maggie gave me the chance to understand Sam and Grace better in separate narrations. I very much respected the fight between their obstacle of love, even in their moments of division. Plus, all the other characters such as Isabel and Cole, contributed an amusing aspect in the progression of the series. Those two were definitely a handful I couldn't get enough of, especially when they were in the same room together.
Now, in all honesty, Forever wasn't my favorite part of the trilogy. Shiver fortunately holds the title for my wow factor reaction. However, the continuation was just as addictive, even if it read a little slower for me the third time around. I have a feeling it could have to do with the conclusion, I just didn't receive the closure I expected. Besides that, it was an exciting and nerve wracking ride to see Grace grow into her inner animal. She is an admirable protagonist I'll be sad to leave behind. And of course, who wouldn't miss Sam! His devotion and consistent love for Grace, puts shame to a lot of boyfriends. I will truly miss this series and I hope to one day re-visit it again in a spin off. Hm, wouldn't that be a hell of a surprise! *sighs* I'll keep dreaming for that. In the mean time, I hope to fall in love with the The Scorpio Races just as much as Maggie's unforgettable debut.
:: GIVEAWAY ::
-Two people will win a copy of Forever and keychain.
-Contest is for US residents only.
-Deadline ends on July 25, 2011.
contest is closed.
Author's Info:Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, and Forever. She is also the author of Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception and Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children.
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