Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Review: Shiver

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)

Title: Shiver
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
ISBN/Publisher: 978-0-545-12326-6/Scholastic Press
Age Group/Genre: Young Adult

Grace is a seventeen year old that loves staring out into the woods behind her house, especially during the winter days because this is the time when she'll see her yellow-eyed wolf. There is a connection she feels to this yellow-eyed wolf because he may have saved her from a deadly wolf attack when she was a little girl.

Recently, a local teen was killed by wolves and Grace worries because now there are people out to kill the wolves...and possibly her wolf. Grace tries to go out in the woods to warn her wolf somehow, but when she returns home, she finds a yellow-eyed boy named Sam injured by the hunters.

Grace and Sam are finally interacting and not by a distance and most importantly, both are humans. However, the weather's temperature is dropping and it is just a matter of time until Sam turns into his wolf form again. How will they remain together if Sam becomes a wolf...permanently???

This book was told in Sam and Grace's viewpoints, each one getting their own chapters. I also really liked that Stiefvater started each chapter with the temperature because it makes the reader more aware and worried about Sam and if he'll be okay. Another thing, Sam and Grace's love story seemed weird at first because Sam is a wolf, but it worked in this paranormal type romance. It was even beautiful and really made me wanting more. I cannot wait for Linger to come out this summer because of the way the story ended. I literally went, "Wait...don't end yet!" when I got to the last few pages. Only a few more months!!!

Also, I love the cover. Even people who saw me reading the book, commented on it. And I'll have to say, the actual story was also great, but I am having a hard time giving it a solid five because the beginning was a bit slow. So I'll give it a high 4. Still, I'll definitely recommend this book. I made sure to let my niece know about Shiver, mainly because she is a Jacob fan and loves the whole werewolf mythology.

My Rating

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  1. all i can think about is LINGER!!! hurry up lol. <3 shiver.