Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (August 1, 2009)
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Grace is fascinated by the wolves that live in the forest behind her house. Okay, fascinated is a bit of an understatement, obsessed is more like it. They are unlike any wolves she's ever seen. And the wolf with yellow eyes, is her wolf, she misses him when he disappears during the summer months, and cannot wait to see him come winter. He is her soul mate ... in wolf form.
Sam lives two lives, one of which is about to come to a screeching halt, even though he doesn't want it too. He loves Grace, even though he doesn't actually know her, but he's watched her from afar and he knows that she is his.
When Grace and Sam actually meet, while Sam is human form it's amazing, even though it is under less than ideal circumstances. They have a very whirl wind romance. They also try to enjoy every moment they have together, even though they don't have much time. Sam could change back at any moment.
When a newly turned wolf threatens the packs way of life, Sam has to choose between the girl he loves and doing what he feels is right.
This book was astounding. Everything that happened had me on the edge of my seat, and there were parts where I was full out crying. The emotion in this book was thick. The love between Sam and Grace, extremely beautiful. Honestly, I liked this book much more than Twilight. Which is what a lot of people are comparing it too.
I would recommend this book to people who liked Twilight, and who like shifter stories in general. I also made the comment to my grandma that this book is something I wish would have been around while I was in high school. Great beach read, great anytime read actually.