Kissing. References to sex
The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy from Maggie Stiefvater
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.
How can I be so sad and so happy at the same time? I just read FOREVER, the last book in Maggie Stiefvater’s Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy, and it broke my heart and thrilled my soul.
Maggie Stiefvater writes with such raw emotion that the character’s feelings soar off the page, sink into your bones and beat through your veins. Her writing has texture and taste and a resonance that lingers long after the last page.
Sam and Grace are still the breath and blood of this series, but they aren’t the only characters who I’ve come to love. In LINGER, I almost resented the addition of Isabelle and Cole, but that couldn’t be further from how I felt reading FOREVER. There is a volatile and self-destructive quality to their relationship that is so far from what Sam and Grace share that both couples are sharpened, complimented even, by the contrast.
While FOREVER is every bit as much Isabelle and Cole’s story, it is a more than fitting conclusion to this trilogy to have the roles of Sam and Grace so completely reversed. To read about Sam’s struggle as he watches the weather creeping colder and colder and knowing that it will ultimately claim Grace from him, and likewise Grace is the one now battling the fear of erasing herself when she shifts. Heartbreaking in a way that is different from SHIVER, but just as poignant.
So I am sad and happy. No more Sam and Grace. No more Cole and Isabelle. But I’m left feeling very satisfied with how their story ended or rather how it was left, because the ending is not a true ending, but it is an ending full of possibilities and hope. And I am very happy that there will be more lovely stories from Maggie Stiefvater. More romance, more worlds, and more beautiful writing to whisk me away.