Sunday, July 24, 2011

Spooktacular Sunday: A review of Forever

Anna here~ As part of our new YA/Children's segment we are featuring Jenny's review of Forever, Book 3 in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, by Maggie Shiefvater. Now don't throw things at me but I have never read these books, although they have been on my wishlist for quite some time now. What catches my attention about these books is the simple, yet beautiful cover art that quite honestly stands out from everything else out there. The color palette and folk art appearance is unique in a sea of black YA covers, and the lack of cover models make it easier to simply imagine what the characters might look like. I'm fairly new to the YA scene and up until now I have just been adding titles to my shopping list, browsing the shelves when I can. Since I've heard nothing but positive comments about the series I think it might be time to bump them to the top of my list.

You can find out more information about this and other books by Maggie Stievvater with a visit to her lovely website. One click is all it takes. What are you waiting for?

Jenny's guest review:

Grace and Sam are meant to be together. But the life of being a werewolf is keeping them apart. Sam (who is now cured of being a wolf) is trying to find Grace after losing her to the woods as her wolf self, and every time Grace turns back to human she is trying to get back to him.  When she finally does they are thrilled to be back together again because they know they do not have much time together. Then, they find out that their friend Isabel’s father is trying to help kill all the wolves in the area. An unlikely support turns up to help them lead the wolves to safety. But will they get there in time? And will they find the cure that Cole is sure exists so that they can stay human and together all the time?
This is the thrilling conclusion to a fantastic series. I loved the way that Stiefvater conveys her characters and makes you want to keep reading and you want the story to never end at the same time.  Grace and  Sam’s love story is a beautiful one that shows that even in hard times the commitment they have stays strong. This book is perfect for high school readers and above and will get you hooked. I do suggest you read the first two books in the series before this one so you know the history behind this story.  
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*This book was purchased for personal use  by Jenny Osborne and reviewed for Bite Club and her personal blog, Jenny and Tara's Book blog.

1 comment:

Carrie said...

I have been trying to get my tween son to read ANYTHING! and I think this would be a great series for him. Thanks for the great review.