Okay ladies and gents today’s blog post will be a review of an entire trilogy. The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater (her page http://maggiestiefvater.com/ and the direct link for the trilogy http://maggiestiefvater.com/shiver/ ). Don’t worry as per usual I will try my best to not give away anything that will spoil them as I am against spoilers. I am not one to read the end of a book before I read it through, I don’t know how those people manage. I can’t even conceive of reading books out of order, the idea is bonkers to me.
I absolutely adore these books. I give them 5 stars easy. I will admit that many times I find books because well I’m a cover whore. If I see a cover that catches my eye and I think is interesting I’ll read the description and this caught my eye. White with a silvery blue design of branches, leaves, and a wolf with a blood spot as the dot over the i was well for lack of a better term, pretty. Then reading the inside I was intrigued and bought it.
I was hooked I read through it in under a day. I couldn’t put it down. Sam & Grace were so well developed and so well written that I couldn’t help but fall in love with them. The different mythology of werewolves in this trilogy versus any other I’ve seen was very compelling. Aside from Sam and Grace you have many more characters throughout the trilogy, the story focuses on Sam and Grace but does a wonderful job of flushing out many other story lines for other supporting characters, Beck, Isabel, and Cole to name a few.
The stories in all three are very well thought out and written in a way that almost sings. It was only after reading Shiver that I found out the author also works with music. Also as a side note, she has posted a list of songs that helped inspire certain scenes, I highly recommend listening after you read. All three books work towards basically the same goal but each book has their own leg in the race to get to the finish that is Forever.
I have recommend these books since I first read Shiver and will continue to do so as I still re-read them over and over again. The best part for any of you wanting to read them, they are all out. Me, read the first one and was so happy then found there was a sequel coming, in a year of course. I waited then got it and read it the day it came out and sigh yet again had literally an entire year to wait before the final book came out but it was well worth the wait.
So now I leave you with the words in the cover that made me buy this book and hope this will encourage you to read them as well.
Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—watches back. He feels deeply familiar to her, but she doesn’t know why.
Sam has lived two lives. As a wolf, he keeps the silent company of the girl he loves. And then, for a short time each year, he is human, never daring to talk to Grace…until now.
For Grace and Same , love has always been kept at a distance. But once it’s spoken, it cannot be denied. Sam must fight to stay human—and Grace must fight to keep him—even if it means taking on the scars of the past, the fragility of the present, and the impossibility of the future.