By: Maggie Steifvater
Publication Date: August 1, 2009
I know not everyone loved how this series ended, but I still remember picking this book up in November of 2009 over Thanksgiving… we were up at my grandma’s for the holiday and I started this on the way home and I didn’t stop reading even when we arrived at my house. I grabbed my bag dropped it inside the door and sat on couch until I finished the story. I was so enthralled with Stiefvater’s storytelling and her words and Sam and Grace that as soon as I finished I threw the book to my sister and said drop whatever you’re reading and read this instead.
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.
All of Maggie Stiefvater’s life decisions have been based around her inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space, and coming to work in your pajamas are frowned upon when you’re a waitress, calligraphy instructor, or technical editor (all of which she’s tried), but are highly prized traits in novelists and artists. She’s made her living as one or the other since she was 22. She now lives an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, two neurotic dogs, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki.