Monday, July 11, 2011

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Release Date: July 12, 2011
Goodreads Says:

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.
Oh. Wait. That's not a review.
I love these books. Shiver and Linger are two of my favorite novels. I didn't like Forever quite as much as the other two, but then, I'm ideologically opposed to one of my favorite series ending.
The plot follows Grace, Sam, Isabel, and Cole through the end of the storyline -- but it didn't quite delve as deep into the characters are the prior novels. That might be because we've already heard so much about them, but I just didn't find myself connecting as much as I had previously.
That said, the prose was beautiful as always. There were lots of really funny comments and a good feel of the relationships deepening. 
But I didn't really feel like the story ended.
The story didn't seem resolved by the final pages, which slightly bothers me considering that it's the end of a trilogy. I don't like loose ends, and I felt like there were a lot of them. I have a closure issue, and I didn't really get it at the end of Forever.
Meh. Still good. I still love the series, and I would be happy to see a spin-off series; I was left wanting more, a lot more.

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