Forever by Maggie Stiefavter
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.
From the back of the book:
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 a 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.”
This is one of my all time favorite young adult series and Maggie Stiefvater is one of my all time favorite YA authors. She consistently provides an engaging, well developed and entertaining story.
I’m not going into detail about the story itself, I don’t want to give anything away. If you like paranormal romances and are a fan of YA fiction then this is a series you should read. Keep in mind that this one of those series where you really do have to read it in order.
What I liked about the book: I like the way Stiefvater tells the story alternating between the characters. I feel this gives us a deeper look into each character. None of the characters are perfect (though Grace is pretty close without seeming like a Pollyanna) and it’s nice to see how the characters see themselves as well as how they are viewed by the other characters in the book. The pacing of this book is a little faster than Shiver and Linger, but that’s as it should be considering what’s going on in the story.
What I didn’t like about the book: Cole’s language. Though I have to admit it fits his character. There is also a bit of sexual innuendo. They don’t really take away from the story, but I’m not sure they are totally necessary to the story as well.
Overall, this is an excellent YA series. I am sad to see it end, but I’ll be watching for other books by Steifvater. I’m sure there will be more.