Book Reviews

Book Review: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls, book 3
Rating: 4 out of 5
Recommend to Others?: Yes


Summary (via Goodreads):
When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their loved moved 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 killed in one final, spectacular hunt.

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 are about to collide in one pure moment–a moment of death or life, farewell or forever.


My Review:
Not the ended I expected – I’m certainly saddened by how things turned out – but it’s definitely the proper ending for this trilogy.

The story begins where Linger left off but in a state of limbo. No one knows what to do next or if they want to do anything about their current predicament and impending danger. This is a rather lengthy stretch of time during which the four principle characters struggle to sort out their feelings about their respective pasts and for each other. So that could have sped up a bit considering the implications of “farewell and forever.”

There is tremendous character growth and tons of suspenseful scenes once things start moving forward. I knew going into this final book that there would be a price to pay to solve the conflict, but I didn’t expect how heavy that price would be (whether the main characters “won” or “lost”).

I don’t think this third book was lacking in any way, but it was very slow to start. I’m sad to have finished such a good series.

My Reviews: Shiver (book 1) | Linger (book 2)

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