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.