Times Read: 2+
When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their love moved from curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives.
That should have been the end of their story. But Grace was not meant to stay human. Now she is the wolf. And the wolves of Mercy Falls are about to be killed in one final, spectacular hunt.
Sam would do anything for Grace. But can one boy and one love really change a hostile, predatory world? The past, the present, and the future are about to collide in one pure moment--a moment of death or life, farewell or forever."
My Rambles: It ended very abruptly and I kinda hated it. Especially when Maggie said/says its a trilogy but never says what happens to Cole. Like yeah we can guess that he might be alive but there's nothing definitive (until you see she wrote another book). Grace's parents still annoy the hell out of me, almost as much as they do her. We had two villains for a hot minute but the resolution to both was rushed and not satisfying. Not that it was necessarily anti-climatic but it wasn't a strong "we beat them" (aside from most of the wolves making it to the peninsula) Koenig could have been explored a bit more, how he helped with the aftermath of everything.
Don't get me wrong though, I loved the book just not the end of it. I was so wrapped up in it that every time I stopped reading it took me a moment to get resettled in reality, to know that I had not been in the woods or somewhere else than home or work. I enjoyed seeing how Sam and Grace grew, how Cole became comfortable in his own skin again, and Isabel being her true self. Grace and Sam's relationship is so sweet, so wholesome, that it rekindles the feeling that romance/love can still be pure and real. I think the world needs more of that.
I really do love how easy it is for Maggie to take you somewhere else.