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Contributor(s): Stiefvater, Maggie
ISBN: 0545259088     ISBN-13: 9780545259088
Publisher: Scholastic Pr
    OUR PRICE: $16.19  
Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: July 2011
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Annotation: A human girl and her werewolf boyfriend must fight for their love as death comes closing in.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Love; Fiction.
Wolves; Fiction.
Human-animal relationships; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2011023889
Lexile Measure: 770
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Wolves of Mercy Falls
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 6.00" W x 1.25" (1.15 lbs) 390 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 138365
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 17.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q54781
Reading Level: 4.7   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 25.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s):
Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, Forever, and Sinner. Her novel The Scorpio Races was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association. The first book in The Raven Cycle, The Raven Boys, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and the second book, The Dream Thieves, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She is also an artist and musician. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. You can visit her online at www.maggiestiefvater.com.


Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring)
Newly turned wolf Grace and her newly human boyfriend Sam (Shiver, Linger) must find a way to relocate their pack before a large-scale wolf hunt; the solution exacts a terrible sacrifice from Sam. Meanwhile, Cole (wolf) and Isabel (human) struggle with their mutual attraction. Lyrical, atmospheric language and complex relationships give this paranormal trilogy ender depth.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 September)

Gr 8 Up—Readers will like much about this conclusion to the series. The love between Grace and Sam grows stronger and stronger, and the pain of their plight is palpable and heart-wrenching. The book begins where Linger (Scholastic, 2010) left off: Grace, thought to be immune to the "werewolf gene," has turned into a wolf, fleeing the hospital bed where she was dying. Much suspicion now surrounds Sam, the last person to see her. And now another local girl, Olivia, has been found dead, ravaged by wolves. Cole St. Clair's life as a famous rock star is at odds with his drug abuse. He sees no reason to live, and becoming a wolf seems like the best solution. But something is keeping him from shifting, so he begins to experiment on himself to find a cure for the werewolf gene. If he can find it, he can possibly save Grace and ensure that Sam is permanently cured. There isn't much time, though, as Tom Culpepper is still out for revenge on the wolves that killed his son. To make matters worse, Grace, the most logical of the bunch, keeps shifting between wolf and human. Sam's character is one to make teen girls swoon as he bakes, recites poetry, and sings love songs to Grace. Cole offers a nice contrast to Sam, with his rock-star charm and reckless ways. There is much action and suspense, although the idea of Officer Koenig riding in to help save the day is a bit far-fetched. The only downside to the story is the ending, which is left open for interpretation. While some readers will like drawing their own conclusions, others may feel let down at the lack of closure. This is not a stand-alone novel; familiarity with the previous two books is a must.—Lauren Newman, Northern Burlington County Regional Middle School, Columbus, NJ

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