Every summer Sam spends a few precious months being human, until the cold causes him to shift to a wolf once again. Discover what happens when he meets Grace in this chilling romance....
It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them - not until this year....
With her trademark lyricism, Maggie Stiefvater turns to a new world, where a pair are swept up in a daring, dangerous race across a cliff—with more than just their lives at stake should they lose....
From best-selling author Maggie Stiefvater, a gripping tale of darkness, miracles, and family....
Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom's most feared assassin....
Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her....
Together with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles....
When 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it....
Charles Cornick is the son of the leader of the North American werewolves - and his father's enforcer. Anna Latham, a rare Omega wolf with a calming presence, is his mate....
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price - and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker....
There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him....
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, 16-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people's thoughts, and know a person's life story by touch....
My name is Jemma Blackburn, and I have a secret. I know vampires are real. I watched one murder my father eight months ago....
The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are...well, fun....
A toxic river divides nineteen-year-old Violet Bates's world by gender. Women rule the East. Men rule the West....
Avery West's newfound family can shut down Prada when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war....
Tessa Gray descends into Victorian London's dark underworld to search for her missing brother, with the mysterious Shadowhunters as her only allies.....
"You can't touch me," I whisper. I'm lying, is what I don't tell him. He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him. But things happen when people touch me.....
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.
This is Stiefvater's best writing yet, although the story wanders aimlessly and repetetively at times, coming to a quick ending. Not her most cohesive and interesting work, but this author has talent. Worth finishing the trilogy if you enjoyed the first two books.
18 of 18 people found this review helpful
Well. I have to say THE reason I am giving this book only 3 stars is because of the ending. If this were not the conclusion in this series, I would easily give it a 5. I cannot BELIEVE this series has ended with so much unfinished business. Really, Maggie? A 4th book could easily be conjured up with as many questions as I still have about this story. To be fair, the book is great, but the ending just leaves me hollow and desperate to know more about ALL of the characters and their relationships. I hesitate to say more about what is left unsettled, fearing I may ruin the read for fans of this series. Maybe Maggie Stiefvater will read this review and have mercy on us, and create book #4.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
I adored Shiver and Linger, the first two book Wolves of Mercy Falls series, and I’ve been looking forward to reading Forever for awhile. Only, I didn’t love Forever the way I did the previous two and I can’t exactly explain why. It might be because I tend to like the first few books in a series way more than I like the last one. That aside, Forever seemed to lack the magic, the je ne sais quoi, that had made me swoon over the first two.
So what was it that I didn’t like? Hmmm. It wasn’t the writing. No, Stiefvater’s prose were as eloquent as always and the tone continued to be distinctly bittersweet with a hint of melancholy. The characters were their usual selves. Sam was a poetic, loyal, and charming boyfriend while Grace remained cute, smart, and independent. Their roles were reversed this time and it was interesting to see the difference in their perspectives. Isabel and Cole were the same, fickle and snarky, yet at times redeemable. Nothing changed there. The overall story was good and intriguing. I honestly can’t think of any other way it could have gone.
Maybe I didn’t like the way the story told. It started off slow and then seemed to drag a little. I felt generally unhappy while reading it. If there were moments of happiness they were quickly ushered out to be replaced by serious, sad ones. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t expect everything in a book to be happy and perfect all the time but I missed having moments that made me smile or laugh. There were some of those moments, but they were rare and I can’t think of any off the top of my head. The ending also lacked luster and things didn’t feel wrapped up.
If you have read the first two books in the series, you definitely should read Forever. I recommend rereading parts or all of Linger before reading Forever. I wish that I had. I still gave Forever four stars because I still liked it. The overall story was good and as usual it was very well written. I love Maggie Stiefvater and it pains me to say anything negative about her stories but I was really hoping for a lot more.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I have loved this story since I first read "Shiver". However, while I enjoyed this conclusion, I was not blown-away. I really enjoy Stiefvater's writing but I feel she could have done more with some of the "scenes" in this story...there were more "just okay" passages in between the more captivating scenes. (Example: I feel the final scene was just a little anti-climactic). I would have liked to see more spark and intensity between Sam and Grace, and I would have enjoyed seeing Sam grow and change just a little; becoming (at least a somewhat) more forceful young man. I'm not sure if (the author) is just trying to make the point that their relationship is just so deep that it's moved into a "zone" of comfortable and low-key. I am intrigued by the relationship between Cole and Isobel; and there were a couple of good unexpected twists involving other characters, also. As for the audio production, I feel it was mostly well done. Great voices were cast, except, (I'm sorry) I didn't feel the voice for Sam was spot-on. Just not my "preference" for what I think Sam would sound like in my head. In all fairness, I realize it seems it has been a challenge to cast this particular character "ideally". Sam is just one of those characters that it has been "tricky" to find just the right voice for. (Based on comments from other readers along with my own opinion).
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Would you consider the audio edition of Forever to be better than the print version?
I only listened...but I know its always the best way to do it!!
Who was your favorite character and why?
I liked them all but I would have to say Cole...he is awesome...cant wait to listen to Sinner...
What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
They bring these characters to life...I couldn't imagine this book with out them...they were all great!!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I practically did...lol if I wouldn't have had to sleep, I would have!! :)
Any additional comments?
I think this book was my fave of the 3...I quite enjoyed this series..It was a wonderful love story, that had true feelings, even with all the teenage angst in book 2...There was nothing far fetched, even with the werewolf aspect and I was completely wrapped up in it...As soon as I get my new credits...you better believe I will be listening to Sinner too....2 huge thumbs up and a highly recommend..I will be checking out this authors other work too!! Really good Happy ending.....I loved it!!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I liked this book more as I got deeper into it, ultimately loving the last 1/3. Some of it was indeed repetitive to books 1 and 2, which is likely why I liked the latter part where the plot started to thicken. Parts of it brought tears to my eyes, and I loved the heartwarming ending.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Maggie Stiefvater has a wonderful imagination, the research she did while writing these books is evident. I fell in love with these characters
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
First let me say that the only reason I am reviewing this after not liking Linger is...I bought the series at one time. And you know what!! As much as I didn't like Linger (gave it one star) I was pleasantly surprised that Forever was so much better.
In this book Sam and Grace are together (well kinda) and now they have a to save the other wolves and themselves from hunters. With the mass hunting date approaching it brings a new urgency to the characters.
Like in all the other books I did not like Sam at all! What is the point in having a main male character that never makes a decision, creates songs and sings when stressed, and makes origami cranes with every piece of paper he runs across. MAN UP!! Sam has no qualities of the knight in shining armor coming to save the day at all. He is so sappy that it makes him weak. Every single decision he has to make is made for him by someone else. Whereas Grace is a strong character that has a very strong opinion about everything except her weak boyfriend. She is always pushing him, protecting him, and helping him.
Jenna Lamia (narrator) as always pulls off a great read of Grace and I would have loved to have her read Isabelle's part as well. She did a wonderful job! She did not read the book but became part of the book.
The only reason I like this book better than Linger is the element of the hunters coming after the wolves. For some reason that part of the book got me caught up in the story. Finally! I wasn't second guessing what was going on. I wasn't hating on Sam and the story was really interesting. The hunt of the wolves was well written and the author made it real. But it took a long long while to get there.
This is the best book out of the three in the series by far.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I loved it so much! I've enjoyed every bit of it! continue onward with this series me lady!
I really liked the book. I wasn't too sure about the character Cole in the second book., but I grew to like him better in this book. had some great twists in the end.
the author really is a very talented writer.
Great book in joyed louds but the voice on Isabelle disappointed me but overall it was good
What did you like most about Forever?
The characters of all the teenagers or young adults are all so well written. They are not whiny or self-obsessed, and are dealing with some pretty big issues. They face a race against time and that makes the story very exciting.
What did you like best about this story?
The evolution of the characters was so well done. They are growing into adults, and their characters and actions reflect their growth. It is also good to have a lead female who is strong and doesn't shy away from making decisions.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
Any scene with Cole was a good one. He is one of my favourite characters. He tends to have the best lines and has a sarcastic wit.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
When the race against time really kicks in, I didn't want to stop listening. I fell in love with these guys, and I wanted to find out what happened next.
Any additional comments?
The narration is wonderful. I think they have got the tone just right, and they deliver their parts brilliantly.