Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Forever (Wolves of Mercy #3) by Maggie Stiefvater
The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy from Maggie Stiefvater.
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.
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
I finally see what others saw in Sam/Grace in the SHIVER & LINGER. That said, I'm feeling a tad regretful because it's as if I'd missed out on something sweet/good/sad. How many months have passed since reading Shiver and Linger? Then, all I thought after reading them was these were just ordinary stories of boy-girl-love. But what has changed that I'm shifting from what was decidedly an unenthusastic response to what is now a new place of surprised satisfaction?
I admit I started reading this solely to get my Isabel/Cole fix; they were what shone through in SHIVER & LINGER. They were the one's I was rooting for. Where I thought Sam Grace just another couple, too sweet to be perfect, Isabel and Cole were another matter all together. And yes, Isabel/Cole did not disappoint in this one. They injected FOREVER with what I had come to expect from them the bitterwseet, caustic, funny, engaging interaction. What comes as an absolutely delightful surprise to me is that Grace/Sam held their own as well.
Thus, the feeling of me coming in at the tail-end of some really great conversation, me feeling like I'd missed out because it's only now two books passed am I making this connection with all these characters.
*I am totally rereading SHIVER and LINGER...