Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Posted July 11, 2009on:
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Good If… You’re looking to read a really amazing werewolf romance!
Summary: (Taken from Amazon)
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.
My Thoughts: To keep things short and simple – I freaking LOVE this book. It was everything I was hoping for and 1000 times more.
I’ve heard people say that it was creepy because of Grace’s obsession with the wolves but I guess I don’t fall under the “easily creeped out” category because even though I wouldn’t necessary call it normal, I felt it fit in with the book perfectly.
This is one of the those books that just flies. It doesn’t take long for the action to start and while it almost seems that there’s no time for characterization or the thrill to build up, I thought it was near perfect. I didn’t want to wait forever to meet Sam and I felt the timing was perfect.
Sam…it’s been quite obvious that I develop crushes on fictional boys easily but Sam knocked everyone out of the ballpark. He was so sweet and honest and he worked in a BOOKSTORE. How can I not love that guy? Plus, he’s self-sacrificing and his love for Grace was obvious.
The plot completely kept me on my toes. I always wanted to know more, more, more. The prose was poetic and flowed very nicely, propelling you from scene to scene. I’ll also admit it had me close to tears a couple of times. And the scene in the candy shop…oooooohlala.
The ending was completely unexpected. I cannot wait for the sequel.
This was reviewed for 1 ARC Tours.