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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater Review + Giveaway

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
"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."- summary from Amazon

I almost wonder if there's even a point to writing this review because I imagine most people have already read this, or are waiting to read it. It's the highly anticipated conclusion to a huge series. But I will anyway because that's what I'm here for.

Stiefvater did a wonderful job ending this trilogy and I wonder how the story went originally before she scrapped it all. Her writing is just so lyrical and beautiful, it sucks me in so easily. Aside from the prose, the characters are amazing too and I really loved revisiting them all through the multiple POV narrative. Yes, even Cole and Isabel- I've heard some grumbling about how the story wasn't completely focused on Sam and Grace. I love them all for different reasons; their voices are done really well and distinctive. My favorite character is probably Isabel and I feel like I mentioned this in my Linger review too, lol.

The ending of the book is unexpected and a tiny bit open-ended, which I really liked. I'm usually not for open endings but this just felt right and almost all of the threads were tied up anyway. What's one or two left open?

Overall, a fantastic end to a wonderful trilogy that's full of wit and heart as well as some angst and some action. Definitely a series to check out if you haven't already.

Scholastic recently launched an online community called This Is Teen to connect readers with their favorite YA authors and books. Visit their page on Facebook for all the latest news on Maggie Stiefvater and Forever. Also, take a look at the trailer:

And finally, thanks to Scholastic and Chelsy of Big Honcho Media, I have two copies of Forever to give away. Not only that, but each book comes with a Forever keychain (and the keychain is awesome- I have one!)! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post by 9pm EST on Monday, August 8. US residents only!

FTC: Received ARC at BEA. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.


  1. I absolutely love Maggie Stiefvater's writing, it flows and really keeps you wanting more. I am one of the few who have yet to read Forever. Thanks for giving a copy away I can't wait to read it!


  2. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    Naiche Parker

    nlparker95 (at) gmail.com

  3. Really looking forward to reading, but not sure I want it to end. Thanks for the giveaway.

    bookgoonie at yahoo

  4. Please enter me!


  5. Oh thanks for the splendifous giveaway, I really wanna read this book!!


  6. Thanks for the giveaway, I am in love with this series and really NEED to read Forever!


  7. Thanks for this giveaway!


  8. Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  9. Thanks for the giveaway, I just finished reading Linger the other week and want to know how it all ends :)


  10. Thanks for the giveaway! I still need to read my copy of Linger but I can't wait to read these last two books!

    thecozyreader @ gmail.com

  11. Awesome giveaway! I really want FOREVER! I loved SHIVER and LINGER!

    jadedlittlegirlx [at] gmail [dot] com

  12. I think it can be fun to review a book even though everyone already knows whether they'll read it or not. Sometimes you simply have an opinion you want to express.

    inbedwithbooks AT yahoo DOT com

  13. I love linger! I was upset that it ended so suddenly, i want to know what happens next!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway XD

  14. I love the Wolves of Mercy Falls series. Sam and Grace are my favorite fictional couple.<3

  15. What a great giveaway thank you so much for the chance! I can't wait to read forever!Im a GFC follower/latishajean
    tishajean@ charter.net

  16. Great giveaway. Can't wait to read this book.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  17. Can't wait to read this one too!!!!

    twinmomx5 at gmail

    thx for he chance!

  18. I do not love these books. but I want to read this so bad! this book sounds so much better then the other ones. even if they are not great I read them for fun.
    so I can not wait for the give away!
    great review!

  19. LOVE this series and I really did love the ending because its not the too perfect ending of most other books.
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