Shiver Review

Posted on November 6, 2009. Filed under: Maggie Stiefvater, Paranormal, Reviews, Romance, Werewolves, Young Adult |

Maggie Stiefvater
390 pages
Synopsis – 9/10
Plot – 9/10
Characters -10/10
Overall Story – 9/10
Conclusion – 9/10
Overall – 46/50
Synopsis: For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf–her wolf–is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.
Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human–or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.
Review: It took me a little longer than I would have liked to get this book read (dang real life!) but I throughly enjoyed it. This is a good old fashion young love story…of course with a twist. There ALWAYS is a twist! See when Grace was younger she was attacked by wolves, then there was the wolf with yellow eyes that saved her. Now Grace is in love with those eyes and that wolf…which strangely enough she only sees in the winter months. It turns out that Grace has seen those eyes before…In there human form.
Those yellow eyes and wolf body belong to Sam. After an incident human Sam finds his way to Grace’s house where things start to fall into place for Grace. She knows those eyes…They belong to her wolf. This wounded boy IS her wolf.
From the “chance” meeting there are ups and downs for Grace and Sam. There is also a little bit of drama thrown in to keep the story from becoming a “sappy” love story. Overall, I really love how Maggie draws you in with her writing style. I giggled a bunch and there were a couple “chance for tears” moments. LOVED IT! Can hardly wait until July to read book 2 of the series…Linger.

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Awesome review, I loved Shiver – and I cant wait for Linger! 🙂

Ah! I have this book and I really need to read it! I have heard nothing but amazing things about this book! Great review! I am glad you liked it! :)-Arielle

Yes, I loved it too. I just did a blog post on Shiver as well (scheduled to post on Jan. 29th) and I’d love to have you add your comments to my Shiver review, as I’ve done for you.

Most of my blog readers are teens, and I have a tough time getting them to comment on books they’ve never read, but I really want to let kids know how great this book is!

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