Friday, November 11, 2011

Review: Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls # 3)

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc. 
Release Date: July 12, 2011 
Pages: 386
Buy It: Amazon / B&N

then.
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 moved from a curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives.

now.
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.

forever.
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.

   
  Review:

I enjoyed this book. I found it rather sad though, that it was the last book. But I realise that the extend of this story had come to it's close. There would really be no where else for Ms. Stiefvater to go with this series.

The one thing that I loved about this series the most was the fact that you would actually FEEL the love between Sam and Grace. The scene with them in the bathroom, while Sam was taking a shower and afterwards was one of the sweetest parts of a book that I have ever had the fortune to read. I could literally see Sam and Grace 50 years from now, older and greyer, still wrapped in each other's arm's, loving one another as much if not more then they did at that point in their life's.

I loved the deeper development of Isabel and Cole's characters. The electric tug between them was palpable. It gave them both softer sides, considering they were the "tougher" main characters in the series. And while I felt that Isabel's end story was a little unfair and definitely unfinished, I enjoyed how it gave you all kinds of images of how her story would play out. Would Cole and her ever meet again, would they learn to truly come to love one another or was that were their story ended? Cole's story, definitely showed me deceiving appearances can be, and to definitely not judge a book by it's cover. Cole is definitely not someone you would at first depend on, based on appearance and attitude alone, but he turns out to be one of the most trust worthy of characters in the whole book.

I cried at the end when Beck was killed, but not when Shelby finally found her end. It was about time that something happened to her, and she feels a measure of the pain that she has inflicted on others.

Over all, while I wished that Ms. Stiefvater would had given us a definite cure to the 'wolf' syndrome, it was a sweet ending and gave me hope for the future.

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