Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls #3)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Acquired: Won
Age Group: Young Adult
Grade: 91% or A-
Buy It: Amazon
When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their love transformed from curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives.


That should have been the end of their story. But Grace was not meant to stay human. Now she is the wolf. And the wolves of Mercy Falls are about to be hunted in one final, spectacular kill.


Sam would do anything for Grace. But can one boy and one love really change a hostile, predatory world? The past, the present, and the future will all collide in one pure moment - a moment of death or life, farewell or forever.
My Thoughts::
In my review of Linger I had a few complaints. I thought that there wasn't much action, they were worrying about things that weren't as important as some other issues, and I didn't care that much about the characters to feel very emotional. Well..that I changed. I don't know if its because less time has passed between reading these two books for me, or what, but I am certainly attached to them now.

The plot picked up so much for me in this book. We still get the dose of emotions, relationships, and character building, but this actually felt like Shiver did for me. Like, there was a thing to figure out and they didn't have much time to do it. Right when you think everything can't get anymore crazy THEY DO. So many variables just kept popping up which overlapped all of the thoughts and feelings that were pouring from this novel. My senses were working overdrive here.

Like I mentioned above, I got really attached to the characters. Their situation was so risky and unstable that I worried for them soooo much. I didn't want any of them to die, but with the twists and turns I was never sure if they would be safe. The characters just seemed so much better this time around. Grace was a wolf so much and it was cool to see her that way. It kind of calmed down the overthinking and boy drama. Isabel was her same self but went overboard at times. I couldn't believe she would act that way towards Cole, especially with all what was going on.

Overall I think that this was a FANTASTIC conclusion to a pretty good trilogy. Things got wrapped up, but not to the point that we're not kept  wondering about things. There are questions about what happens next, but its nice not to know everything.

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