The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater is an amazing read, with beautiful and captivating writing style, sad and sweet moments, deep emotions, and unforgettable characters.
Shiver was perfect for me. Furthermore, I believe it is finished as it is, and didn’t necessarily need to be continued. It is absolutely perfect as a stand-alone.
Sadly, in Linger, Grace and Sam’s story declines. I think the author makes them suffer unnecessarily, and their love loses its charm. But it would be a mistake not reading it, because extraordinary new characters appear: Cole and Isabel.
In Forever Grace and Sam’s relationship continued to leave me uninterested. Sam’s character hardly develops, he stays that dreaming, hesitating boy that he was in Shiver.
The main attraction of Forever is Cole.
Cole’s character, feelings, past and motivation are delineated fully. The most essential parts of Forever are built on his energy, toughness, and genius.
My biggest complaint is that the trilogy has not a definite end. I worried for the characters through three novels, and the ending left me disappointed and frustrated.
But I highly recommend The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy to anyone who loves heartbreaking romances, melancholy and mysterious stories, loves to cry on beautifully written lines, and doesn’t mind vague, open endings.
About the Author
“All of Maggie Stiefvater‘s life decisions have been based around her inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space, and coming to work in your pajamas are frowned upon when you’re a waitress, calligraphy instructor, or technical editor (all of which she’s tried), but are highly prized traits in novelists and artists. She’s made her living as one or the other since she was 22. She now lives an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, two neurotic dogs, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki.” (Source: Goodreads)
For more information, please visit her website.