“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.”
Thoughts: Fans who may have worried that Maggie Stiefvater’s Mercy Falls trilogy would lose steam or fail to live up to its potential will rejoice at this third and final installment. Not only does Forever continue to impress readers with its intense plot twists, Ms. Stiefvater brings to fruition an action-packed storyline that has captivated readers of all ages while maintaining its heart and soul that is Grace and Sam.
Forever is the ultimate culmination of Sam and Grace’s story. What started out as a childhood fascination has become the ultimate relationship through sacrifice and compromise. Along the way, they learn the meaning of friendship and just how fleeting forever can be. The action sequences are intense, but the true spirit of the novel lies in their connection as a couple. Theirs is a love that truly knows no bounds.
To say any more about this third novel would be to ruin the surprises Ms. Stiefvater has in store for readers. Suffice it to say, this is a trilogy that only becomes stronger as the story progresses. Ms. Stiefvater’s ability to create an entire world through nothing but descriptions is practically unparalleled. For those readers who may have stalled in finishing the series for various reasons, please note that it is a series that deserves to be finished in its entirety in order to fully grasp the fates Ms. Stiefvater had in mind from the very beginning and to get a true picture of the world of the wolves of Mercy Falls. It is well worth the time and effort to do so.
Acknowledgments: Mine. All mine.