Forever - Maggie Stiefvater I don't know why I keep reading these books. It's not as though I liked the others in the series. I guess I wanted to say I read all three, only problem is that there is a fourth book now (one that is sort of needed for a resolution to Cole and Isabel's part of the story) and I want the resolution, but I don't really want to have to read the book to get it. I listened to the audio book, and in the credits it said that the music was composed and performed by Maggie Stiefvater. I may not like her stories, but her music is beautiful.

I almost liked Grace and Sam. Almost. But I honestly didn't particularly feel emotion for their problems. They were decent characters, but I still couldn't care about them that much. Cole was just plain unpleasant. I stopped minding him so much at the end, but I'd disliked him for so long that I don't see the point of his character growth, because for all that he has actually had character growth (much more than Grace and Sam) he had been unpleasant for so long that it didn't quite manage to redeem his character for me. Especially because his redeeming moment (saving Sam) came immediately after he accused Isabel of being responsible for her dad killing Victor.

Isabel is different. While I hated her in the first book and was apathetic toward her in the second, she actually managed to make me feel some of her sadness in this book. I wasn't crying with her like I was with Allie in Summer of My Dissent but I did actually feel bad for her, and I wish she would have actually had a happy ending. Too bad she didn't and I'll have to endure another book of Cole to (maybe) get a satisfying end to Isabel's part in the story.

Oh yeah, and I wasn't happy about Isabel's death. She was one of the few characters that I actually cared about from the beginning of the series to the end. I guess the other thing that wasn't resolved in the end were the accusations against Sam. Yeah Grace proved that she was alive and (sort of) well, but Sam would still have to fight for proof of his innocence in Olivia's death. I almost wish that the wolves would be exposed and treated like the disease that it is, instead of all of the hiding, and secrets, and Isabel's father never having to come to terms with the fact that he shot people. Not just wolves, but people.