16. April 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Kira, Paranormal · Tags:

Forever Book 3 - Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater, read by Kira, on 04/16/2012

     I love this series.  This book picks up with Grace in wolf form, Shelby hunting her down when she changes to human, and Tom Culpepper leading an aerial hunt to rid the area of wolves.  I am listening to it on audio, and they changed the narrator for Sam, which annoyed me at first, but I got used to it.  I wish she had focused more on Olivia and less on Cole & Isabelle.  There are bittersweet separations, of longing/yearning to be with one’s beloved,  similar to “A Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger, or similar to the movie “LadyHawk” starring Rutger Hauer & Michelle Pfeiffer.   I like the way the characters (esp Beck) keep unfolding.

I really liked the playful scenes, where the other wolves congratulate Grace on finally making a kill, though it is only a small mouse.  I also liked the way Sam and Grace frolicked together.

I really wish Maggie Stiefvater would somehow continue this series.  If you’re tempted to read this book, start with “Shiver” the first in the series.  I read/listened to it twice straight in a row (have never done that before).

 

 

 

 

 

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I hate that the author killed of Beck, also disappointed that Olivia died.  I’d rather have seen Isabel and Cole killed off, though Cole certainly redeemed himself twice at the end.

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