Grace, a pragmatic, strong willed and independent teenager, has watched the wolves from a distance for six years following their attack on her one cold winter's day when she was a girl. There is one wolf, with sad yellow eyes, that she feels particularly drawn to.
Sam doesn't just become a boy trapped in wolf skin at the first sign of winters icy chill. He becomes a wolf, a tortured shell of his human self with wild and unpredictable instincts. When he finally meets Grace, the girl he's been watching from the woods, he fights to stay human to be with her but winter tugs at his human skin and threatens to take him away from her forever.
The book is told from both Sam and Grace. The transition is easy to follow and both characters are so unique and strong in their realism that there is no confusion as to who is speaking.
I highly recommend this book, not only to those with a love of the supernatural, but to anyone looking for a good fantasy with a soft romantic element. (She's working on the sequel now!)
- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Press (August 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0545123267
- ISBN-13: 978-0545123266