Times Read: 3+
Excerpt: "For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without.
Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again.
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."
My Rambles: I remember the first time I read this book, I became so absorbed that I missed class. I had gotten to campus early, was sitting outside waiting, and started reading. The next time I looked up, class was already half way over so I just stayed where I was and kept reading. I miss how I read when I was younger, so entranced that I could feel the cold of winter biting at my heels, the imagery so stark that I missed a forest I had never seen. I had to ask my mother at one point if I had ever had a run-in with wolves (not quite to the degree Grace did) and she gave me the weirdest look tell me no. But it lingered (lol) in my mind like some of the book had been memories just out of reach. It's a weird feeling that I don't know quite how to explain.
But! I love this book, I love how mater of fact or straight to the point Maggie speaks. The imagery of this series, the love I feel for the characters, its all nostalgic after reading another time. Sam and Grace's relationship is a breath of fresh air, not sappy and over dramatic like other YA couples. It makes me crave something similar.