Review: FOREVER by Maggie Stiefvater

TITLE: Forever
AUTHOR: Maggie Stiefvater – Web, Blog
GENRE: Young Adult, paranormal
PARANORMAL ELEMENT: Werewolves
PUBLISHED: Scholastic (July 12, 2011)


SYNOPSIS: 

(via Goodreads)
The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy from Maggie Stiefvater.  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.

REVIEW:

I have to say that this was a satisfying end to this series. I loved each book for different reasons. This one was just as fun. Even though there were no new characters, the way this book expanded on them and put more depth into this series was fantastic.
I love Sam. I am like Sam. I am very internal. I love how he grows up a bit in this one and takes life by the horns. He makes decisions! He has a confrontation… not telling with whom! He is by far my most favorite character of the series. Love, love, love.
Grace is still good-old-reliable-thinker-Grace. Thank God for her or this book would flounder. I wanted to slap some people but she shifts back to human and actually has ideas and makes a plan of what to do about the impending doom. (No Spoilers!)
Cole is like that guy who doesn’t deserve to be liked, but you just can’t help it. He’s so cold, and harsh. But he brings value to the story and is totally unlike Sam and Grace. I love how Isabel and Cole both envy Sam and Graces’ relationship and think they are too broken to ever be like them.

RATING:

The book is a great story, beginning to end. The writing is YET AGAIN fantastic! She is officially on my “favorite authors” list. I must read more by Maggie Stiefvater!! I rate the book at a 5: Excellent… Well worth the time to read, I wish it were longer, I just wanted more!
As for the series…. It is easily added to my favorites. I hope they come out with the movie. No stupid love triangle!  I rate the series as a 5: Get it, Read it, Love it!


RECOMMENDATIONS:

I had qualms about the first book with the “sneaking” around behind Graces parents backs. But I get it. It is actually a story element that has resolution in this book. Go Grace! If you liked Twilight, read this series. If you liked Hunger Games, read this series. If you like young adult novels, just read this series!

SERIES REVIEWS:


Book 1: Shiver
Book 2: Linger
Book 3: Forever


Other Books by Maggie Stiefvater:

Books of Faerie:
Lament
Ballad

The Scorpio Races