Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: July 12th, 2011
Scholastic, 388 Pages
Source: Advance Reader Copy
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3
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 kill 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
When I started Shiver, I was skeptical of this whole werewolf thing and was just hoping that the book didn’t let me down too much. I had no idea that I would fall in love with this story. It was one of those subtle loves; it crept up on me and before I knew it this love was full-blown. Next, I read Linger and I laughed with Grace – I cried with Sam – My heart went out to Isabel – and for the most part, I did not understand nor did I like Cole.
Then I read Forever. And in this heart-wrenching read, I found myself adoring Cole – crying with Isabel – and my heart going out to both Sam and Grace. Who knew that four very different characters could elicit so many emotions from me?
Maybe it was the way that Forever was written that made me feel so anxious and on-edge during the entire book. Some of the chapters are extremely short and you don’t know exactly what’s going on with that character and then it just cuts out. The next chapter switches POV and so you’re left hanging as to what’s happened with Cole, Grace, Sam, or Isabel. Things are happening simultaneously so I understand why it made sense to switch back and forth but at times I thought I was going to be ripped apart from the worry/anxiety.
Forever in 3 words? Heartbreaking. Love. SAM.