By Maggie Stiefvater
Cole St. Clair has come to California for one reason: to get Isabel Culpeper back. She fled from his damaged, drained life, and damaged and drained it even more. He doesn’t just want her he needs her.
Isabel is trying to build herself a life in Los Angeles. It’s not really working. She can play the game as well as all the other fakes…but what’s the point? What is there to win?
Cole and Isabel share a past that never seemed to have a future. They have the power to save each other and the power to tear each other apart. The only thing for certain is that they cannot let go.
(From the book cover flap)
Why I picked it up:
I am an avid Maggie Stiefvater fan especially her Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy so I was delighted when she published this companion book following the lives and romance of Cole St. Clair and Isabel Culpepper.
Why I finished it:
I must admit I was disappointed. Cole and Isabel are so damaged and self-destructive and realistically drawn (thanks to Maggie’s incredible writing talent) that I really hated them. Maybe they were too realistic! If you’re looking for the original heart and soul of the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy you will be disappointed. This book is heavy on angst and light on paranormal romance. The only thing that kept me reading was the fact that Maggie Stiefvater was the author! I just wasn’t crazy about these particular characters from the story. Give me Grace and Sam! I was content to end the wolves’ story there.
I’d give it to:
- Anyone who liked the characters of Cole and Isabel in the original trilogy and wanted to know the rest of their story.
- Anyone who loves Maggie Stiefvater no matter what she writes!
I’d give it: 3 stars
Reviewed by: Connie (Parr Library)