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.My Thoughts: *takes a moment to weep* Give me a second, I'm having a hard time letting this series go. I mean, for the love of fluffy woodland creatures, I genuinely like Sam and Grace. I adore the way they are with one another. I love the touches and the way they're there for one another. It's... lovely. It's sweet. It's something I want to see more of.
Sam and Grace. What can I say about them that I haven't already? In a lot of ways their story is hard to read because the roadblocks that have been thrown up between them are big ones. Yet, they find a way. It's not a perfect solution but they make it work. They make them work. Honestly, their relationship is one thing that I keep coming back to and smiling over.
Cole and Isabel really grew on me in this book. There's one line that sums up Cole so perfectly that is made my breath catch:
And then he was just a tired, good-looking guy, not a rock star with tens of thousands of fans who wondered where he was or a genius with a brain so big that it rebelled against being used and tried to invent ways to hurt itself instead.Yes, Cole came alive for me in this book. He went from being destructo-boy with a death wish to the person they were all counting on. He never lost his arrogance but he became someone who had something to live for and that gave him a sweet humanity that touched me. Isabel also blossomed and by the end of the book I wanted her to get all the things she wanted in life.
I am genuinely sad to say goodbye to this world. I really do adore the different take on the mythology of werewolves and I've grown to love the characters. Goodbye, Mercy Falls. Goodbye, Sam and Grace. I'll miss you.
Other reviews in this series:
Book 1: Shiver
Book 2: Linger
More books by Maggie Stiefvater
Reading challenges: The YA Reading Challenge, The Shifter Challenge