Pages - 434
Challenges - Reliquiae
Published by Scholastic in 2009.
I bought this book at the airport, as when I go on holiday, this is one of my treats - to buy brand new books to take with me. I bought four and only ended up reading one. How bad is that!
Out of the four I bought, I am so glad I chose this one to read first. I loved this book. I have been telling everyone that it is like Twilight, but with just wolves. It is definitely a page turner that you cannot put down.
Grace has always watched the wolves from her house , who live in the surrounding woods. Ever since they attacked her as a child and her yellow eyed wolf saved it. When she reaches her teens, she meets a yellow eyed boy and there is something really familiar about him. Grace falls for him straightaway. It has to be her wolf.
Sam is living two lives. Through the winter, he lives in the frozen woods with his pack, watching the girl who is not afraid of him. By summer, he has a few precious months to return to being a human. Though his time is running out, soon he will change into a wolf permanently.
The relationship between Sam and Grace is as intense as Edward and Belle's relationship in Twilight. It is intense from the beginning. You find yourself rooting for them, from the start. As with Twilight, there is danger from the beginning and their relationship is in danger from the moment they meet. I loved the way the story alternated between the views of Sam and Grace, so you got to see both sides of the story.
The best way to describe this book is as a lovely, sweet paranormal romance. A book that left me wanting more. The ending was just breathtaking. This is definitely a book I would read again. The second book Linger doesn't come out until next autumn. How will I manage until then.
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