Book Review: Forever, by Maggie Stiefvater

June 20, 2011, Posted by Donna at 12:07 am

Title: Forever

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Synopsis: (from Maggie’s website)
The conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy. In 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.

Review:
First of all, let me just say that Maggie is a brilliant writer. I savored every minute of reading this final installment to The Wolves of Mercy Falls series. I allowed myself over a week to read it, little bits at a time never really wanting to get to the end both out of fear (fear of how it would end) and anticipation (also for how it would end).

I really enjoy Maggie’s writing style, especially how she switches at just the right times between characters as the story progresses. “Hearing” the story told from different perspectives builds up the suspense and plays right into the story line.

The whole book is a roller coaster of emotions. I actually had to stop reading to catch my breath about 5 chapters in…it was *that* intense! I would love to know how she so easily captures all the different emotions ranging from love, anger, surprise, sadness, extreme sarcasm, and fear all in one book. (Is sarcasm an emotion? It sure feels like it when one can write it so well!)

There is really very little I can say about this book without giving away any spoilers other than the character development was fantastic, the story was perfect, and the ending… well, I cannot say anything about the ending now can I.

Well done, Maggie!

Reviewer: Donna
Source: ARC/Review copy from Publisher
Target Audience: ages 13-18, grades 8-12
Release date: July 12, 2011

Quick Links:

Maggie Reads from Forever (posted on Valentine’s Day)

Music and videos from the Wolves of Mercy Falls series

Forever on Goodreads

Maggie’s website (there are lots of goodies on here!)

The Wolves of Mercy Falls website

 

Currently have 7 Comments

  1. Maryanne says:

    Can’t wait to read this!

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  3. Freya says:

    Hi Donna

    Was looking for reviews of Forever by Maggie Stiefvater and found your blog.

    Thanks for the review. ‘Forever’ is a prize on Freado in July and I have linked your review to our blog. http://bit.ly/lcpiyZ

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  4. Gina says:

    Great review…
    I can’t wait for the release day!!
    Love it….
    ^^

  5. Jennifer says:

    the ending confused me and pissed me off can someone please explain to me weather it worked or not or is she leaving that up to us cause if she is that is one horrible author

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