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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy)

In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. In Linger, they fought to be together. Now, in Forever, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

Forever was standing-ovation when you're done-heart pounding during that intense moment-that feeling in the pit of your stomach- worthy.  It was every emotion you've ever felt in another book.  A kaleidoscope of thoughts runs through your mind throughout this book and every one of them brings you back to Sam, Grace, Cole, and Isabelle.

Albeit, the book did have it's flaws, one of them being the intrusions of different storylines popping in between intense scenes - which I found a mildly annoying.  This is of course the final book in the Mercy Falls trilogy, which is quite disappointing.  This series has always been one that I've recommended, a staple in my library and after Forever, I don't feel any different. 

Forever was filled with tension and anticipation (on my part) and yes it was everything I wanted it to be but the ending?  The last few pages?  Those were slightly underwhelming and vague.  I kind of sat there with "Now what?" look on my face, expecting there to be a few more pages or at the very least a prologue.  And although I found that to be a tad bit annoying, it didn't stop me from loving the book in it's entirety.

Definitely still recommend the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy, with it's poetic writing on Maggie Stiefvater's part, and intense plot.  Which is the reason I'm giving the entire series the Platinum Moody Seal of Approval.


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