Forever

Forever

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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.
Publisher: New York City : Scholastic Audio, 2011
ISBN: 9780545315289
Additional Contributors: Lamia, Jenna

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marthabwaters
Jun 21, 2017

I think I am always going to have slightly mixed feelings about this series, in that I don't think it is as good as Stiefvater's more recent books, but I have come to appreciate the atmospheric quality to these books, and also the skill Stiefvater shows at writing books that feel so entirely different from one another. The voices and settings of this trilogy, The Scorpio Races, and The Raven Cycle are all completely different, and she inhabits each world completely. Basically: Maggie Stiefvater knows how to write. ANYWAY -- it was interesting reading this knowing that it was originally intended to be the trilogy's conclusion (but now Stiefvater has written a fourth book); as far as endings go, it was a bit open-ended, which I actually really appreciated. However, I'm glad to finish this knowing that I have a whole, final book about Cole and Isabel (who I find vastly more interesting than Sam and Grace) to look forward to. ​

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fantasyqueen
Dec 19, 2016

Astounding series. So glad i read it and so sorry it had to end.

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rebel_code
Jan 05, 2016

i loved the whole series but i am less than satisfeid (lol cant spell) that beck died...when i read it i was just like.....(o-0) but its just a book after all....i would have likedto have more time reading about the time when they- ( grace and sam)- were both wolves but all in all a good book.
8/10 is my rating

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divergent123
Jul 15, 2015

To be truthful, the entire shiver series was incredible, especially the basic plot. I was so caught into reading this book that I finished it in less than 3 days. the only thing that I didn't like was that I didn't feel like their was any connection between Sam and Grace. The author was so caught up in this 'wolf problem' that she didn't really add something to prove that Sam and Grace are actually lovers.Maybe that's just how I felt but overall this book was awesome!

violet_dove_328 May 28, 2015

Best series ever!!!!! Thank you Maggie Stiefvater for this series and characters!!! Athough I wish I knew what became of Sam and Grace's relationship...I <3 SAM!!!!

Kereesa Feb 06, 2015

This was the book I actually really really liked out of this series. Thankfully Stiefvater's work gets exponentially better after this trilogy.

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nidofito
Jul 23, 2014

Hands down, Sam and Grace's relationship and their struggle to remain together was the main attraction for me. And the way their relationship was, slow but steady, the pace of the book was perfect for them. Everything just slowed down when they were concerned. Made things more intense.

Isabel and Cole...I don't know. They started out really explosive together but somewhere along the trilogy I forgot their purpose for sticking together: with each other, with Sam and Grace, and with Mercy Falls. They were both such full of contradictions and I stopped trying to figure them out.

Which leads me to the biggest problem I had with this book: the analogies. Every emotion ever felt by any of the four characters was so thoroughly explained through analogies, smilies and metaphors that a lot of the times they lost any meaning to me. Again, I faced this problem mostly with Isabel and Cole because after a while I just couldn't figure out what they wanted. A lot of the times, I just wished the author would leave the emotion as it is, raw and unfiltered. Or how about not describe it at all? There's a reason why actions speak louder than words. Would've been less of an emotional cluster.

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Jenna_Lambert
Jul 21, 2014

I remember when I started this series I was hesitant. I wasn’t a big fan on the whole werewolf-franchise, so I didn’t think that I would be interested. Once I started reading Shiver, though, I changed my mind because I was amazed. The characters were greatly developed; the relationships felt true and strong; the plot was very well developed.

In the final book of The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy, the lives of the wolf pack are put in the hands of the people that want them dead. Tom Culpeper may finally get his revenge on the wolves for the death of his son, and he won't stop at anything until he does. Grace, Sam, Cole, and Isabel must work together to try and save the pack, as well as facing the challenges of shifting into a wolf at any given time. This proves to be very difficult for Grace, who is still getting used to shifting into her wolf body. Also, with Beck trapped in his wolf form and hidden in the woods, the group is without a crucial leader that could help them save the pack. They must figure out how to do it themselves, before it’s too late.

In my opinion, Maggie Stiefvater finished the trilogy very well. There wasn’t any questions left in my mind after reading it, and although I was saddened (as I am with any enjoyed series when I finish it!) I felt greatly satisfied. The characters were concluded with endings that they deserved, and everything throughout the series was brought together nicely. I really like the way Stiefvater puts the reader into the minds of the characters-you feel exactly the way the character feels at the time. When she wrote from the perspective of a wolf, you really could imagine being the animal and feeling and sensing everything they did. You can tell Stiefvater really enjoyed writing this series and that she put her whole heart into it.

All in all, I loved this series. I’m sad to have finished it, of course, but I am so glad I gave it a chance. If you don’t think you’d want to read this series because of the werewolf theme, toss that preference aside and give it a try! You may be greatly surprised; I know I was.

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ChicagoIsabella
Jul 05, 2014

Forever is the 3rd addition to the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy. So, you probably should read the first two books to understand this story. They are Shiver and Linger. First off, the story starts a little slow, then it gets pretty interesting. Overall, the plot was good, but the ending needed more work. There's a little bit of cliffhanger. I liked the series, but the first book was the best.

DAUNTLESSshadowhunter Jan 30, 2014

She makes it seem like there is going to be another book.

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"right now , it's hard to imagine it's raining anywhere in the world"
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