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Forever

by Maggie Stiefvater

SCHOLASTIC INC | July 12, 2011 | Hardcover

Forever is rated 3.8667 out of 5 by 15.
The thrilling conclusion to #1New York Times bestselling Shiver trilogy from 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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.56 × 5.84 × 1.22 in

Published: July 12, 2011

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0545259088

ISBN - 13: 9780545259088

Appropriate for ages: 14

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ahhh the end, but the beginning .... Final book in trilogy, Sam, Grace and the gang have got to get their act together as another person is dead and the town is wanting away with wolves for good. Will everything go as planned? How will they save themselves? Will it be too late? Will they be able to keep their cover or will it be blown open...Enjoyed this fast and easy read, especially how author uses German poetry and song lyrics in the writing.
Date published: 2012-10-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow Beginning, Epic Conclusion I honestly thought I'd never be able to get through this book. The second book in the series was pretty dull, and I thought this book was going to be worse. The beginning was boring, the middle even worse, but after that the book got so interesting I couldn't put it down! I honestly liked Cole and Isabel's relationship much more than Sam and Grace's. The book even made me cry once, it was that good. If it hadn't been so slow at the beginning I probably would've given it a 4 or 5.
Date published: 2012-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Beautiful Conclusion to an Amazing Series! Shiver was the beginning, where we met Sam and Grace. As readers we got to know them we learned about their world and saw their relationship flourish. Linger was the middle, where we met new characters, learned more about Mercy Falls the wolves. Now, Forever is the end. Though, Maggie Stiefvater's use of the title "Forever" represents how I feel about this conclusion. It's beauty, flawlessness and captivity make me that there will never be an end to this series. It may be the final installment, but that doesn't mean that fans everywhere will stop thinking, wondering and daydreaming about this series. Well, at least I won't. Forever symbolizes how it will never be forgotten in my mind. It's a story that is everlasting, and a series that encapsulates the idea that words on a page can become so, so much more. I was very hesitant and excited to read this book, if that's even possible. I didn't want it to come to an end, yet I couldn't keep still while reading in anticipation for the last page. I tried to read slowly and really take in the beautiful writing, but then, I'd read faster, in attempt to see what would happen next. This book made me a ball of emotions. I didn't want it to end, yet I WANTED TO SEE HOW IT ENDS! You know what I mean? The thought of never being able to read about the characters again was hard to think about, but really, it no longer matters to me. I was given the chance to experience their amazing story. I was given the chance to read about them. Because of this, the ending left me a little sad but ultimately contempt. Of course, I would love to read more about them. But, in the end, I was so thrilled that I was literally able to read this story. You know? Grace and Sam were two characters unlike anybody I have ever read about. Not only are they amazing as individuals, but together, they're indescribable. They're magical. Their love is unreal and unbelievable. They are what made this series so special for me. Since I read this series, I have went on the read more books by Maggie Stiefvater. I read The Scorpio Races which was amazing as well. Just because Sam and Gracy's story is over, does not mean I will ever forget them. Her next books allow me to experience her writing all over again, and feel as though the story continues. Sure, it's not the same characters or plot, but it's close enough. Her writing is the magic that makes her stories what they are. I don't know how much sense I am making anymore, but all I know is that just because The Shiver series has ended, doesn't mean it has to come to an end. It's all up to the reader. 5/5 2011-037
Date published: 2012-03-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So glad the series is over I am so glad this series is over. I wish that someone had told me starting out that it is Twilight without the vampires. I absolutely cannot stand Sam and Grace as leading characters, I can't understand why the author would base a series around two completely uninteresting characters when she is capable of creating characters like Cole and Isabel who despite being completely flawed characters are written with passion and fire. I would have much rather read a series about Cole and Isabel than whiney Sam and Grace. The plot of the books wasn't bad by any stretch of the imagination but when the main characters make me want to flip right past their chapters something is wrong.
Date published: 2011-10-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from wanted more.. The ending was left open. Too open really, I wish I knew how it ended. Was Grace cured? could he change anytime? Did Cole and Isabel end up together? So many questions.I think A fourth book is needed or just short novella just to some every thing up better.
Date published: 2011-10-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was so so~ The ending to the novel was a bit disappointing. I thought it would be a happy ending but it seemed as though it was still sad. It kept me wondering what should have happened in the end. However, the whole series was really good, an interesting story line, but the 2nd and 3rd book weren't as good compared to the 1st book.
Date published: 2011-09-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Only read it to finish the series Well, I found that this novel was ok, but not as nearly good as the first "Shiver." It left me kind of wanting a better ending---more finalized. I wanted more with Cole and Isabel. There could of been a better scene between the wolves and the helicopter. I only really read this book to finish off the series, since I am the type to burn through series that I have started. There was really no other drive to read this novel. Kind of forced myself to read it.
Date published: 2011-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was alright As I said in the last review I wrote in Linger; Shiver was the best. They could have gotten away with just the one book, or at least 2 better written books. I liked Forever but I think it was a bit too long. I liked the relationship complications between Isabel and Cole. I wish Grace and Sam were more passionate with each other but I can see why the writer didn’t write it that way. Their relationship wasn’t based on words or actions. I was waiting for the end of Shelby and I wish the writer wrote Shelby’s demise better. The ending was left open. Way open! I wish I knew how it ended. Was Grace cured? Did Cole and Isabel end up together? So many questions. A fourth book? Who knows!
Date published: 2011-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved All The Books Loved all the books. The third was my favorite. =) Kept me interested to read them all. Cute love story.
Date published: 2011-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seriously amazing ***************before you read plz read the first two************** you will experience awesomeness
Date published: 2011-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review of Forever by Maggie Stiefvater I have loved this series from the beginning. Shiver, book one in The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy was one of the first YA (Young Adult) books I ever picked up and read. I had no use for Twilight Saga at the time (but after Maggie I did try more YA novels, including Twilight) and I really had no interest in books aimed at teenage girls. I had been there, done that already, and I wasn't a fan of those kinds of books. I soon came to realize that books aimed at teens nowadays are a lot different than the books that were aimed at teens when I was a teenager...which was about two decades ago now. Man I'm old... As much as people say don't judge a book by it's cover, I have to admit I was drawn to Shiver by it's cover. You see, I adore wolves. Actually adore might be too light a term, slightly obsessed might be more accurate. That lonely little silhouetted wolf on the cover, in blue tones, with the title Shiver...well that's what I did...I shivered. I tuned the book over and the blurb immediately captured my attention. I have great memories of a time spent at a friend's house who had wolves wander their property. I often imagined what it would be like just to sit there and watch them. I knew after reading that blurb I just had to read the rest of the book. The final prize was opening to the first page and seeing the beautiful blue font the book was printed in. The whole book was just a complete piece of artwork. I was sold. Linger, the second book, pulled me deeper into the woods. With it's green cover and green print it was another piece of artwork beautifully done. I have a review of Linger on my blog if you are interested in reading my thoughts on it. And that brings us to Forever. What a great title for the end of such a wonderful series. I actually had to take some time after finishing the book to reflect on my feelings of the book, and the series overall. At first I wasn't entirely sure if I was happy with everything, but in the end I admitted I mostly like how the author tied things up. There could have been more, but it could have been much worse as well (knowing how Maggie likes to torment and torture her readers - as she has admitted personally). It was a bit too open to interpretation, but at least it wasn't a horrid cliffhanger. As is always typical in Maggie's books, the language and writing style is stunningly beautiful, like lyrics, like poetry, just flowing on the pages. Her wolf imagery is so realistic, and after hearing her speak and reading some of her recommended wolf titles I see she put in many hours of research on the topic. As I have mentioned before I am quite obsessed with wolves and love when authors can pull them off well. I hate when they fail miserably. Maggie Stiefvater and Kelley Armstrong are the two writers who I feel write wolves very well (realistic). The realistic nature of the wolves, and the people who fear them, becomes even more frightfully alive near the end of the book. I literally held my breath through the last 20 pages or so. When it was all over and I had closed the book I noticed I wasn't breathing, my chest hurt, and my heart was racing. Yes, it was that emotional for me. I was very happy to see more depth added to Isabella and Cole's characters, and their connection to each other. I felt they were sidelined way too much in the previous novel. It was also interesting to see Sam and Grace's relationship flipped around as Sam was sat waiting around and worrying in his human form as Grace frolicked in the wintry woods.
Date published: 2011-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You've Shivered, then Lingered... Now You've Reached the End in Forever... I began reading Forever with a nervous anticipation of the events to come. If Shiver was about developing the romance between Sam and Grace, and Linger focused on learning more about the Mercy Falls wolves…then, surely, Forever was going to be the final showdown. And after the tense, emotional turmoil that filled me once I finished Linger, I had no idea what to expect reading the final novel in the trilogy. I could only hope (and cross my fingers!) that everything would turn out alright in the end. Sam and Grace are probably among one of my favourite literary couples. I have always loved the easy companionship these two slipped into in Shiver when they finally met face to face. They trust each other completely with no doubts at all and confide in one another when they’re unsure of themselves. In Forever, their relationship is facing one of their greatest tests yet as fate has threatened to break them apart… After the short time of bliss, once again, one of them must remain human as the other becomes a wolf in a reversal of roles that has made the future become uncertain for the pair. Another favourite aspect of mine for this series has always been Maggie Stievater’s absolutely beautiful writing. She describes everything with such lyrical prose and soul that I can only call it utter perfection. I’m so proud of the growth we’ve seen in all the characters too! I know I’ve only mentioned Sam and Grace until now, but Cole and Isabel have also grown on me over time as well and taken more pieces of my heart along with them. I finished reading Forever in a daze, nearly in tears and saddened that the trilogy was over, but I loved how Stiefvater left the ending open to our own interpretations of how the future would continue to unfold for everyone. And true to previous fashion, Forever was ever the unpredictable read, shadowed in desperation and longing until the very end. I just have a feeling that the characters are continuing to live on… despite the fact there are no more pages for us all to devour. You can also read this review at: http://jennys-books.blogspot.com/2011/07/forever-by-maggie-stiefvater.html
Date published: 2011-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely awsome this was a awsome book not my fav out of the 3 but good the only thing I did not like was the ending
Date published: 2011-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Ending to Trilogy The Good Stuff Eloquently written, the authors prose is almost poetic but in a good way (poetry isn't my thing, but beautifully written words are) Isabel develops beautifully, a very truly real and honest girl Cole is less of a douche bag and he also develops nicely -- Maggie really knows how to develop the growth of her characters so that it feels very real and not forced Author understands wolves and writes about them so that we learn and appreciate the magnificent creatures that they are Describes the landscape and emotions so wonderfully you really feel the cold and the loneliness of Minnesota and the isolation and struggles of the characters Some nice dry humour Love the cover and the matching colour of the font -- I know its a geeky thing, but it looks nice on my book shelf Hopeful Ending - good ending for a trilogy The Not so Good Stuff A little dark and depressing at times A little repetitive at times - probably to get the attention of those who haven't read the 1st or 2nd book Adults are mostly scumbags -- I know I always mention this when reviewing YA but I am 41 and a good Mommy who cares about her children and doesn't mess up their psyche's up too much Favorite Quotes/Passages "At my feet was a torn black trash bag, its contents littering the ground. It looked suspiciously like it may have been my breakfast. I didn't want to think about that too hard." "Yeah, your superhero s**t." Cole said. "Sam Roth, werewolf by night, book retail specialist by day. Don't you need a cape for that?" "Are there any other missing persons living under your roof? Elvis?Jimmy Hoffa? Amelia Earhart? I'd just like to have full disclosure now, before we go any further." Who should/shouldn't read Strictly for those who have read the first two books in the trilogy 4.5 Dewey's
Date published: 2011-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from can't wait to read! the other two books are great! can't wait to read this one!
Date published: 2011-03-03

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Forever

by Maggie Stiefvater

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.56 × 5.84 × 1.22 in

Published: July 12, 2011

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0545259088

ISBN - 13: 9780545259088

About the Book

In 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.

Read from the Book

From Forever

SAM. Without Grace, I lived in a hundred moments other than the one I currently occupied. Every second was filled with someone else''s music or a book I''d never read before or work or making bread — anything to fill my head. I played ceaselessly at normalcy, at the idea that it was just one more day without her and my family and that the next morning would be her walking through my door and life going on as it hadn''t been interrupted.

Without Grace, I was a perpetual motion machine, run by my own inability to sleep and my fear of letting my thoughts build up in my head. Every night was a photo copy of every day that came before it and every day was like the night that was like the day beofre. Again and again and again. Everything felt so wrong, the house full to the brim with Cole St. Clair and no one else; my memories edged with images of Grace in her own blood, shifting into a wolf; and over all of it, me, unchanging, my body out of reach of the seasons. I was waiting for a train that never pulled up at the station. But I couldn''t stop waiting, because who would I be then? I was looking at my world in a mirror.

Rilke said: This is what Fate means: to be opposite, to be opposite to everything and nothing else but opposite and always opposite.

Without Grace, all I had of her were the songs about her voice and the songs about the echo left behind when she''d stopped speaking.

And then she called.

From the Publisher

The thrilling conclusion to #1New York Times bestselling Shiver trilogy from 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.

About the Author

Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, and Forever. She is also the author of Lament: The Faerie Queen''s Deception and Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Shiver

#1 New York Times Bestseller

"A lyrical tale of alienated werewolves and first love... Stiefvater skillfully increases the tension throughout; her take on werewolves is interesting and original while her characters are refreshingly willing to use their brains to deal with the challenges they face." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This novel is perfect for Twilight fans or a Romeo and Juliet list. It is sensuous, intense, riveting, and so very satisfying." — Voice of Youth Advocates

"Readers will be able to enjoy Stiefvater''s fast-paced storytelling and dedication to the old-fashioned art of creating a believable and enduring romance. Shiver is beautifully written, even poetic at times, and a perfect indulgence for readers of all ages." — Bookpage.com

Praise for Linger

#1 New York Times Bestseller

"This sequel''s poetic prose skillfully captures the four teens'' longings for love, forgetting, remembering, righting wrongs and life itself. The riveting ending will leave readers panting for the next sequel." — Kirkus Reviews

"This riveting narrative, impossible to put down, is not only an excellent addition to the current fangs and fur craze, but is also a beautifully written romance that, along with Shiver, will have teens clamoring for the third and final entry." — Voice of Youth Advocates

"Leaves readers hanging in anticipation for the next installment." — Booklist

Appropriate for ages: 14

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