Author: Maggie Steifvater
Published: July 12th, 2011 by Scholastic
Synopsis: 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.
Forever, the third and final book in The Wolves of Mercy Falls Triliogy, is the most amazing thing Maggie Stiefvater has ever published. With her poetic prose, Maggie has created a world filled with dangerous wolves, everlasting love and creative, astounding images that push the envelope on everything you ever thought you knew about Sam, Grace, Isabel, Cole and Mercy Falls.
Shiver, the FIRST in the series, sets the scene for the rest of the series and introduces the hopelessly devoted relationship between Sam and Grace and gives us the first glimpses into the world that is Mercy Falls. Linger, the SECOND in the series while holding and weaving Sam and Grace into the picture, introduces Cole St. Clair - the musically talented yet totally damaged lead singer of the band NARKOTICA - and Isabelle Culpeper - the sister of the dead Jack Culpeper whom we meet in Shiver. In addition, Linger also presses upon readers a predicament that was thought to have been solved, but turns out is so much worse than we ever thought it could be.
Forever, is the continuation and tie off of the stories of these four characters and the journey that takes them through the woods on paths that they never could have known, existed. The Wolves of Mercy Falls keeps a similar pacing and tone through every one of the books, pulling them together as a whole so simply and sweetly that it makes the reader feel that everything that ever happens inside Mercy Falls was perfectly designed and written - Forever is no exception. With excellent description and world-building, the fictitious world of Mercy Falls seems to truthfully exist as do the amazingly well-developed cast a crew who reside within.
This tale of life, love, happiness and death flashes us to a place where true love is possible in a world where bad things happen, where friends die and where all you want to do is belong somewhere in the melee that is your fanatical existence. Each turn will only raise the curiosity of the reader and every bend will either bring tears or a smile to their face. Emotions run high page after page and bring with them suspense, happiness, heartache, chills and a bittersweet story that will make you sigh at that very last page, feeling like this book, this final book, was everything you'd waited for -- a story that will stay with you forever.