Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

by Maggie Stiefvater

Published: 2009
Genre: Werewolves, YA
Hardback: 400 pages
Rating: 5

Description from the 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 two-bits:
In-a-word(s): liquid summer

A gentle, sweet, romantic love story... you know, the kind with love at first sight and love that is destined and love that conquers all (well I think it will, depends how the next two books go). Me loves these kind of stories.

But the twist --> werewolves. This adds spice to the story. I liked learning about the werewolf lore. Still questions, though. So, the next two books will probably continue to flesh out the werewolf origin and existence.

The other appealing feature of this book are the subcharacters. They are spotlighted and develop as well.

Wolves of Mercy Falls series:
Linger - released July 20, 2010

Zombie sighting:
I was a zombie of sleeplessness.
(chapter 43, page 271)


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* part of Werewolf Weekend

* part of my Bottoms Up challenge

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