I grew up with stories and these stories shaped my life - the ones I read and the ones I wrote. Stories still continue to inspire my life. Here are my thoughts on reading, writing, and life.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Book Review - Forever
Book Review - Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
This is the best book in the series! I was glued right down to the last page. Maggie Stiefvater did an amazing job of bringing this series to a close in Forever.
For those who haven't read any of the previous books, The Wolves of Mercy Falls series is about wolves, yes, but not a typical werewolf story. In Maggie Stiefvater's series there's a real sense of the people in the story, the characters both as humans and as wolves. The driving crux of the story is more about the love between Sam and Grace, Isabel and Cole, what happens to Olivia, and Grace's split from her family than it is about a crazy wolf running around trying to kill people (typical werewolf scenario). There's also a real connection with wolves here, a kindness and respect.
There's a lot going on. But it's all handled masterfully by Maggie Stiefvater. I was content with how it all ended and didn't feel like there were any nagging loose ends. It felt exactly right. Bravo!
Highly recommended read for young adult readers. High cross-over appeal for adult readers as well.