My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy from Maggie Stievater
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.
Wow. Just finished reading this one last night and it's easily my favorite book in the series. I don't know what Maggie's original version was like (according to her she trashed it and started over), but after reading this, I'm convinced she must have made the right call.
I wouldn't change a thing about this book. NOTHING.
For me, there was enough doubt throughout about how things would go down and what would happen in the end, that it was anything but predictable. I felt like I was on the edge of my seat, scared to death, barely breathing, as the final pages unfolded. It was reading bliss.
And the transitions between characters and POV's was excellent, seemingly effortless. It can't be easy to keep the story moving forward with four main characters to juggle, but she did it so well that it was never distracting and the book wouldn't have been the same without them all.
In fact, I'm secretly hoping (ok not so secret anymore) for an Isabel/Cole St. Clair companion novel! After reading this book, it's all I can think about. The depth of their flawed characters was completely engrossing and watching them develop was one of the main highlights of this book for me.
All in all, one of my favorite books of the year!
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