**And just an FYI: if you see a book listed on my blog that is part of a series, just go ahead and assume that I've read all the books, or am working on reading ALL the books within that series. I may not always list them on here but trust me - they were read.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Eima Rating: 10 out of 10

Okay everyone. After being overwhelmed by reading a lot of series type books that you just can't put down (i.e. Twilight, House of Night, Wicked Lovely) , this is the kind of book you have got to pick up and read. There's no left over questions, no lingering void of having to wait for the next one to come out. This was great.

One word, werewolf. I know, I know, you're tired of werewolves, vampires and other freaky people. But seriously guys, Stiefvater puts a whole new spin on the idea. Grace, the main character in the book has always watched the wolves that come around her house, especially the one with beautiful yellow eyes. You see when she was younger, she was attacked by these wolves - which technically means she too should be werewolf, but....she never changed.

Stiefvater creates a werewolf in which it's not anger that triggers their metamorphosis - but a change in temperature. Apparently the wolves in this book become furry and wild with the onset of winter, however come spring time, they are fully functioning teenagers or young adults who hold jobs and go to school.

The story is about the connection between Sam (werewolf) and Grace; and what they would do to save each other, even if it means death. Absolutely a wonderful escape!


  1. I just read this one. It was nice to have a story that took one book (although the ending is open enough to continue if the author desired) to convey, and the story was really really sweet.

  2. The author did make a 2nd book to follow up this one and it was just as good. It's called "Linger" and the third and final book is called "Forever" and will be out July 2011.