Another week has come and gone and that means that it is time for another book review. And this week I am finally finishing The Wolves Of Mercy Falls trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater. So, without further ado, here is my review for Forever.
This is the only book in this trilogy that I haven’t read before and I think that it may be my favourite for one simple reason, there wasn’t a lot of Grace and Sam. And yes, I am aware of how stupid that sounds.
I don’t like Grace and Sam. I find them both to be very whinny and immature, I think they are both kind of selfish and I don’t like their relationship. I just don’t particularly like them as characters. I will admit that in this final book they weren’t quiet as irritating as in previous books, but I still don’t like them. I have been pretty honest about the fact that I have only reread this trilogy so that I can read its companion novel, Sinner, which is all about Isabel and Cole. Who, featured very heavily in this book, which is why I liked it. I think that they are both much better characters and I wish that the whole trilogy had been from their POV’s. I just get on better with them. they are far more complex characters, their relationship actually feels genuine, they feel a lot more real. I just like them a lot better and i loved that we got to see that much more of them in this book.
As for the story, it was exactly as I suspected it would be. I knew how this trilogy was going to end from book one and it played out exactly as I expected it to. this is a predictable story and this final book was possibly the most predictable one so far. I know this sounds bad, but I kind of wish hat Shiver had been a standalone story as I don’t feel like the rest of the trilogy was needed or was particularly enlightening to the story.
My main issue with this final book though was how anticlimactic it was. the big event at the end was very ‘meh’. I mean it has been building (well trying to build) up to this for three books and it ended up being very dull. It did a Breaking Dawn (all the build up to nothing). Which really sucks as this whole trilogy could have redeemed itself if the ending had been different. if there was a bit more drama and suspense, if something unexpected happened, or just something eventful in general. I just felt that this trilogy fell a bit flat.
And not just with the ending. I have said before that I think this story had so much potential. It could have been incredible. with more complex characters, a darker atmosphere, slightly better writing. It could have been so much. I kind of want Stiefvater to rewrite it now as I think if she did it could live up to its potential. I just wanted more for this story.
All in all, I have no strong feelings towards this trilogy. it was predictable and defiantly a product of the twilight era. I am glad that I have finally finished the series though.
3 out of 5
And there we go. Have you read this trilogy? what do you think about it? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.