(3 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Book one of the Mercy Falls trilogy

Publisher: Scholastic

Set in small-town Minnesota, Stiefvater’s moving and poetic novel of human/wolf interaction and relationships is a werewolf story like no other, explaining the condition as the result of a wolf bite and temperature variation.

The story is told from the viewpoints of Grace, a teenager bitten as a child but unaffected by temperature, and seventeen-year-old Sam, the werewolf who saved her and has secretly guarded her since.

Grace is drawn to the wolves - and to Sam, whose transition from human to wolf is increasingly susceptible to cold, and who will ultimately remain a wolf.

Stiefvater creates a complex werewolf society, whose relationships mirror those of the humans who so fear them. Ultimately it is selflessness and love which overcome adversity.

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