We have great friends. They know us so well. So when my friend Melissa went to a signing of Maggie Stiefvater at Prairie Lights in Iowa City, She got me and Kate signed copies too. The signing was in July but since it and Melissa are in Iowa and Kate and I are in the state of New York. It took a while to get here. I didn’t care that I had to wait for it. I had already bought my own copy and had read it. Just knowing that Melissa thought to get copies for us was all I needed to know. Thank you again, Melissa.
I may have mentioned my love for Maggie before but just in case, I LOVE HER! She’s is one of my favorite authors. I love the way she writes. It’s almost melodic. I don’t think anyone tells stories the way she does. I don’t think you can even compare what she writes to anyone else either. Her stories are unique and at times hard to explain. I truly believe that if she wasn’t a YA novelist, she would be considered a top literary novelist. She truly doesn’t get the credit she deserves.
For those not familiar with Sinner. Sinner is a stand alone companion novel to the Wolves of Mercy Falls series. Shiver, Linger and Forever follows Grace, Sam, Cole and Isabel transform in out and of wolf form. A completely different take on werewolves, that has nothing to do with the moon. At the end of Forever, it left the budding and very complicated relationship of Cole and Isabel a little up in the air with Isabel moving to California. They are both easily fan favorite characters, so the moment Maggie announced this book, you could hear the fandom scream. After Forever came out, Maggie said she would never write another book about Mercy Falls again. That the story is complete and it is at least for Grace and Sam but I think, like many, I felt that Cole and Isabel’s story was unfinished. I’m pleased that they finally got they ending. It wasn’t a fairy tale ending but was perfect for them.
So go out and read her books! All of them! I promise you, you won’t regret them!