29 July 2011

Forever; Maggie Steifvater

Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I've said it before: the mark of a good series/trilogy is if someone new can pick up a book and relatively easily get into the story, without half the front end being past-book exposition. This is one of those books.

So, Sam is "cured" (we think), and Grace is sometimes human but more often wolf, and Cole is doing drugs (but in the name of research, not trying to get high) and Beck is still a wolf and Isobel is being Isobel. So far, so good. Then Tom Culpepper decides that the only way to fix things is to do a full-on, helicopter supported wolf hunt... and the fun begins.

Shifting between the voices of Sam, Grace, Isobel and Cole, Forever balances romance, fear, the paranormal and teenage angst. There were moments when I really didn't know what would happen next, which is always nice. I was also happy with the ending, especially the fact that there was no epilogue. Not every thread was tied up, so we readers can decide for ourselves what happens next.

ARC provided by publisher.

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