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.(courtesy of Amazon)
Book 1 in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series
Where can I start to do this book justice? Hmm, Stiefvater has an interesting writing style to say the least. Each chapter is in a different perspective, one chapter is Grace the next is Sam, or you might have 3 in a row of Grace and then only 1 of Sam. At first I thought, am is this going to work for me? And then, I was dying to get into the others head. I loved seeing Grace doing one thing and seeing Sam's story in his view that happened at the same time. I've done other books that switched, but not as intense as this one.
And let's talk about the heat - the passion for a YA read - really brings you back to the fact that YA doesn't mean children's books! Hooray for Sam and Grace! Well done Stiefvater, the right timing, the right setting, the right heat with out making it too much! Just plain RIGHT! (and way to throw in the safety comment).
This story isn't just about Grace and Sam, it's about destiny. Olivia finds hers, while Grace is hoping hers will stay. All the while, werewolves are real, in this small town, and there's got to be a way to solve their illness. Stiefvater gives a fresh breath to the world of wolves.
I am so anxious for Book 2, Linger, to get here. Stiefvater ends you at such an important moment.