Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

ForeverForever by Maggie Stiefvater
Published by Scholastic Press

In this third installment of Stiefvater’s Shiver trilogy, Grace and Sam are fighting harder than ever to be together. The wolves are being hunted and both of their lives, as well as those of many of their friends, are in danger. They have to live with the fact that huge secrets are being kept from the most important people in their lives. And of course, both Grace and Sam live with the constant threat of winter, always looming over them.

I can’t really summarize Forever properly because any real summary of what happens in this book would include major spoilers for the first two books in this series, Shiver and Linger. So if you are reading this and haven’t yet read those two books, stop what you’re doing and go pick them up! This is a great series and I definitely recommend all three books.

Okay, now onto my feelings on Forever. I definitely enjoyed it. There was more of a desperate, panicky feeling to this book than the other two had, just because of the imminent danger the wolves were facing. As a result, it was pretty fast-paced and I had difficulty putting it down, which is a very good thing. I felt desperate just as the characters did – I was desperate to find out what would happen to Grace and Sam, desperate for them to beat the odds and end up together in human form.

I quite enjoyed getting to know Cole and Isabel better in this book. Their characters really blossomed and I am glad that Stiefvater chose to give them such a prominent place in this series – they really added to the overall feel of the novel.

I was satisfied with the ending of Forever. It wasn’t exactly perfect, but I am going to allow myself to believe things worked out exactly how I wanted them to. πŸ™‚ Overall, this is a great series and I would highly recommend reading all three of these books!

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6 thoughts on “Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

  1. I have this feeling that while I might not find these to be five star reads, I know I just need to read them because everyone has and I want in on the fun. I have loaded the first on audio, so when I get a chunk of time, I am going to knock them all out. It is going to be very very hard for me to focus on anything, though, after Chaos Walking.

  2. I have all these books, and have been reading such great things about the series for such a long time! I originally bought them for my daughter, but she, and all the other reviews I have read seem to imply to me daily that I need to read these. I read and loved another werewolf series, and that just made me want to dog into these even more. Perhaps I can make some time this month to read all three. Your recommendations hold a lot of sway with me!

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