Sunday, July 25, 2010
" 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...more 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. "
In this original take on werewolves, Sam transforms into a wolf in the coldest parts of the winter and turns human when the months become hot. He is in love with Grace whom he has watched from afar ever since he saved her from other members of his pack 6 years before. Grace has been attached to the unique yellow-eyed wolf who saved her. Their first meeting with Sam as a human is when she finds him on her deck, shot and she helps him. When she sees his unique yellow eyes she doesn't know how its possible but has no doubts that he is her wolf.
I absolutely loved this book! I was relieved that the author didn't drag Grace's discovery of Sam being her wolf farther in the book. It is frustrating when it takes almost the whole book before the heroine discovers the heros secret. Grace's early discover advanced the plot and made the story an enjoyable read. I also loved how the story is told from both Sam and Grace's perspectives. The reader gets to know each of them and really understand their motives. I am in love with Sam! He is such a genuine guy and so sweet to Grace. Their love is so unique because it is so deep and pure and one of the best love stories in YA. I wish I could have my own Sam!
This is one of my favorite reads of all time and I can't wait until I can read Linger. I give this story 5 stars! =)