Not all things can be perfect, I suppose. This is one of those things. The book was great, but sadly the copy I own is not the right coloring for the series and it is going to drive me up a wall. Send help, or a proper copy of the white cover version of this series. Thanks.
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That being said… Spoilers ahead.
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Synopsis From The Book
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 transformed from 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 hunted in one final, spectacular kill.
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 will all collide in one pure moment – a moment of death or life, farewell or forever.
Initial Thoughts Before Reading:
I finally have my hands on book three and it was well worth the wait. I’ve gone back through and reacquainted myself with the plot of the books so that I remembered what was happening in Mercy Falls. Now that I am back on track, away we go to the final two books of this series. Hooray!
Initial Thoughts After Reading:
And there we have it folks, a good ending to the end of this series. I still have Sinner to read, which is a short novel on Cole. I can’t wait to read it. The series review for this series will come with time, I swear it.
Picking up where the last book left off, the characters are living through the days since Grace’s disappearance in anxiety. Sam has been assumed to be the reason for Grace’s death, but not formally charged. A girl, Olivia, dies and the town gets the go ahead to murder the pack of wolves.
Cole is bust working under Beck’s legacy to figure out the cure, as Sam is trying to keep everything together. When Grace shifts back, it takes a while but he is able to reconnect with her and help her.
The Sheriff in town, knows that Grace and the others aren’t missing but wolves, and know Sam is not to blame. Cole swears he has the cure, but no one knows whether to trust him or not. Grace finally talks to her parents and gets the situation she needs to make the best of her life.
With the help of the police, Sam determines a new place to relocate the wolves, and does so in duress when he finds out that the mass shooting of the wolves had been moved up. Sam is able to move the pack across the state, at the expense of two lives. Cole disappears but does not die. Isabel is sent back to California. The book ends with Grace attempting Cole’s cure.
What I Liked:
Grace and Sam; I mentioned this in the Shiver review but their relationship is everything.
Cole; He’s an asshole, but he’s charming. I really like his character.
Isabel; She came in clutch this round. Good for her. I didn’t really like her much in the earlier books but I do here.
Police Force; For all the grief they give Sam, they do or at least one officer, does help him out a lot. For that I am grateful.
What I Would Have Liked or Changed:
I do wish that Grace told her parents the truth, but I suppose they wouldn’t have understood.
Time Taken To Read
“This is what Fate means: to be opposite, to be opposite to everything and nothing else but opposite and always opposite.” – pg 20