Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Pub. Date: August 1, 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.
Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.
I love Maggie’s lyrical writing style and how it captured the emotions of the characters. This is such a fascinating story and I love the different take on werewolves and how weather affects their transformation. I was ensnared from the first page and found myself so wrapped up in this book that I managed to read it in 1 day.
The characters are written beautifully. I enjoyed reading the story from Grace & Sam’s view points. This book was written in a way where you couldn’t help but feel the emotions of the main characters. I love the chemistry between Grace & Sam. I kept smiling throughout this book because Grace and Sam are so adorable and I found myself falling in love with these characters. The secondary characters play an important role in the book and bring the story together quite well. Isabel had me laughing throughout this book. Beck is also one of my favorite characters.
What can I say about the plot? Stiefvater managed to weave a wonderful storyline around forbidden love, mythical creatures, mystery and suspense to come together flawlessly. When these elements are combined perfectly, you get magic and I found myself in the whirlwind of a beautiful story that left me with tears.
I have to say that Sam and Grace are on my all-time favorite fiction couple list.
The ending left me with an “OMG!” I need LINGER, the next book in this series NOW! Maggie you have earned an automatic buy with your name. I look forward to reading more of your books.
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars