Reviewed by Melanie on September 15, 2017
After discovering Maggie Stiefvater with The Scorpio Races I was excited to jump into another one of her books, especially a series. Now that I’ve finished the book and read over the review, I can understand some of the negativity, but I enjoyed the book, and the characters.
I know it’s been called Twilight: Jacob’s Story, but this was a new take on werewolves for me. Perhaps I enjoyed the book more because I listened to it as an audiobook, and I had the voices, and inflection, gave the characters, and the plot of the book a lot of depth I probably would have missed by reading the book physically.
Grace is different from most female characters. She’s strong, and while she has a strong connection to the wolf who saved her from being the other wolves dinner, I don’t find her attraction to the wolf strange, and t never occurred to me that people could find her love for this wolf inappropriate.
Like Grace, Sam is also different from most male characters. He’s sensitive, sweet and maybe he’s a bit more in tune with his emotions, but it is his humanity that’s important to him. He doesn’t want to lose what makes him him.
Overall, I enjoyed the book, and the attempt at saving both Jack and Sam, to make them human once again. I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the rest of the series.