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Series Wrap: ‘The Wolves of Mercy Falls,’ Maggie Stiefvater

September 3, 2015

Series Wrap is a mini-feature where I sum up what I loved and loathed about a particular series upon completion. The rules are simple: I must have read and reviewed ALL books in said series and the series must be completed by the author. These posts are seperate from reviews.

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About The Wolves of Mercy Falls

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.

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Quick Picks

Favourite Character/s: Isabel Culpeper, Cole St. Clair, Sam Roth, Grace Brisbane.
Favourite Pairing/s: Sam/Grace. Isabel/Cole.
Favourite Cover: Shiver.
Favourite Book: Forever.

Summing Up

Why I liked this series

Its sheer, romantic beauty and its profoundly realistic characters who I fell in love with instantly. Sam, Grace, Cole and Isabel are some of my favourite characters EVER and it’s so hard to part with them and not think of them as real, precious little people.

If the whole ‘werewolf’ genre isn’t your schtick, try Shiver. It’s completely different from the norm and isn’t about werewolves being awesomely inhuman with superpowers, saving the world from evil demons. It’s about true, pure love and living with werewolf-ism as if it were a sickness.

Why I disliked this series

Sometimes the lyrical stuff gets a bit too tedious for me, but not too badly because I wouldn’t be reading a Maggie Stiefvater book without it. There’s not much I dislike about this series at all (see the rating!) but if I’m really being picky, it’s because Sinner didn’t feel all that necessary even though I want more, more, more when it comes to these characters. Also, I wanted more answers.

In Conclusion

Would I read this series again? Yes! And I have, twice now!
Would I recommend this series? TO EVERYONE I COME ACROSS.
This series in one word: Cherised.

Individual Reviews

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Did you read The Wolves of Mercy Falls?
Have you read anything else by Maggie Stiefvater?

10 Comments

  • Reply Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic September 4, 2015 at 3:48 am

    Ahh I’ve heard SUCH good things about Maggie’s books so I think I’ll definitely have to give this a go! :D
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  • Reply Kristin @ Simply Bookish Things September 3, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    I have heard so many mixed things about this series so I have always hesitated to read it, but I think I just might read it now, you have convinced me! Also I just recently finished read Steifvaters book The Scorpio Races and it was so GOOOD!
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    • Reply Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books September 4, 2015 at 4:03 am

      YAY! Omg, if you read it – please come back and let me know if you loved it. I’m really glad I could persuade you to read them. I was a bit EHHH myself about Scorpio Races, as I much prefer this series, but glad to hear you enjoyed it!
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  • Reply Kelly September 3, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    I absolutely loved this series when I first came across it a few years ago, I think it was the lyrical romance that really drew me in but I’m a big fan of flowery prose which I know isn’t for everyone. Completely agree with there not being a need for Sinner. I liked it, but it was much more of a contemporary and overly dramatic than capturing that beauty of the previous books. I don’t think I’ve seen those new covers before. I have Sinner in that same cover, but the others I have don’t match it. Ohh the perils of being a pedantic bookworm. Awesome wrap up Britt and thrilled to see you getting back into reading and blogging again <3
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    • Reply Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books September 4, 2015 at 4:05 am

      Yes, Maggie’s FLOWERY PROSE is the queen of ALL FLOWERY PROSE. I’m not a big fan of it, unless it’s hers :D Totally agree with your thoughts on Sinner, too. It wasn’t as magical as the wolfey books, but still a good nod to what the characters were up to I guess.

      As for the covers, they came out just before SINNER was released – so they all match I guess! I still have the old covers myself, but since I was re-reading and re-reviewing, I thought I’d put these new ones up to match SINNER.

      <3 Thank you again for the warm welcome back.
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  • Reply Cassie September 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

    I ADORE this series! When I first read it, I was actually listening to it on audio, and I was so glad I did…the audio books for Maggie Stiefvater’s books are all amazing, and these were the first Maggie Stiefvater’s I’d read.
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  • Reply ShootingStarsMag September 3, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Great review- I like the idea of sharing your overall thoughts on a series. I’ve done it before, but I’m bad at keeping up with series. haha I need to finish this, but I should probably re-read the first two. :)
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