Saturday, March 12, 2011

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)Release Date: June 1, 2010
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 392
Source: Bought
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the cold. Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—watches back. He feels deeply familiar to her, but she doesn't know why. 
the heat. Sam has lived two lives. As a wolf, he keeps the silent company of the girl he loves. And then, for a short time each year, he is human, never daring to talk to Grace...until now. 
the shiver. For Grace and Sam, love has always been kept at a distance. But once it's spoken, it cannot be denied. Sam must fight to stay human—and Grace must fight to keep him—even if it means taking on the scars of the past, the fragility of the present, and the impossibility of the future.

Shiver was one of those books I thought a lot about before I finally gave in and decided to read. With many conflicting reviews regarding this book, I wasn't sure what to expect when I started in.

This book is told in alternating point of views between Sam and Grace. It focuses mostly on there relationship now that Sam is human and not a werewolf. It mostly talks about his struggle to stay human now that the temperature is dropping. There's not much suspense and action, so if that's what your going for, look some where else.

Besides that, Shiver was a very interesting novel that kept me turning it's pages worrying about whether Sam was about to turn back into a wolf and leave Grace all alone. The words written by Stiefvater are beautiful and had me thinking about them days after I finished reading the book.

The fantasy world created by Maggie was believable. As well as the extraordinary characters. I'm excited on reading the rest of the series.


Rockie said...

Great review! I adored Shiver. ^___^

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