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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Book Review + Giveaway: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

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Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: Available today!
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 400
Source: BEA

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.

My Rating:
Book Trailer:


:: 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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16 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sounds good! Thanks for the contest.

Harpreet Singh said...

WOOOOOO!!! Omg..you have no IDEA how long I've waited for this book..okay maybe you do since this it THE book everyone has waited for..literally!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU like x100 for giving not one but TWO people a chance to win it!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!! Okay, so I know that spreading the word is not required for this giveaway, BUT this it such a HUGE thing that I just had to!!! AHHH!!! (can you tell how pumped I am..kind of scary..sorry...) So, since I just NEED to spread the word about this SUPER DUPER EXTRA AMAZ-ING giveaway, I tweeted!! Here’s the link, and I’ll be sure to keep spreading the word until this SUPER AWESOME giveaway ends!!
http://twitter.com/#!/hargur55/status/90793772622946304

Thanks once again, and I’m literally crossing my fingers, my toes, and everything else!! Now time to reread Shiver and Linger!! Can’t wait to find out who those UBER lucky two people were who won!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! =D

Hugs!!!
~Harpreet
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Jessy said...

Yeah, I have to agree, Shiver stole the show so far in the series. I'm still looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of Forever though. Thanks for the chance.

theeclecticreader said...

I never read this series, but it seems great. I'm a big fan of wolves.

Mocha ღ Latte said...

Great review! I loved forever =)


-Mocha from A Cupcake and A Latte: YA Reads, Reviews & More!.

vvb32 reads said...

love, Love, LOVE maggie's book trailers makes me more excited to read her books!

soulunsung said...

You're like seriously AMAZEBALLS! right about now, for giving out not one but TWO copies of this awesome book. lol. I almost splurged for it today and I'm probably pretty sure I will at some point, but I figure why not try to win it here at your lovely amazing blog, where I totally get to read your fantastic review of it! ;)

Suz @ Soul Unsung
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Jewc Burger said...

Your blog is so pretty and oh my to all these contests! I want all those books so badly ahhah!

latishajean said...

Thank you so much for the great giveaway I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the chance!

YA reader said...

Great review! Shame I'm in the UK and can't enter but I still have earlier books in the series to finish. Loving it so far so glad Forever is good too.

Mare/TommyGirl said...

Loved the trailer and i can't wait to read this book.

Patty said...

This is one of my favorite series...thank you for this giveaway!!!






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Breanne said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary Ellen said...

Thank you for the chance to win!

Micaella Lopez said...

Maggie once again succeeds in bringing alive the town of Mercy Falls and the world of the wolves - and I was thoroughly enchanted. The series is definitely one of my personal favorites, so there's no doubt that I mean it when I say I recommend it.
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Marlene Detierro said...

"Forever" gave me that sense that though the story was over for me, it was far from over for the characters. And that, in my opinion is the perfect way to end a series.

Marlene
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