23 Jun 2014

Book Review / Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

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.



Published:     5th October 2009
Publisher:  Scholastic Press
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series:  Book 1, The Wolves of Mercy Falls
Source:  Bought
Review:   1000000000000000000 out of 10




MY REVIEW


What I loved about this story...
OMG, why has it taken me so long to read this book?  As I mentioned in a previous review post, I made the goal this year that I would start reading the books that are actually on my shelf rather than the shiny brand new ones that I may buy or may want to buy.  This is one of those trilogies that I had on my list that I needed to read.  At the time of its release, there was a really big buzz about this book/trilogy that I just had to pick them up and why would I not - just look at the incredibly cover....

This book was incredible, amazing, wonderful and so many other words that I could use but it would make this review pages and pages long.    If I had to pick one thing that made this book amazing, it would have to be the love story element of this book.  For me, the heart of this book is the love story between Sam and Grace.  Watching them meet, time and time again, and watching their relationship throughout the story.    

Of course, you have the central story of the Wolves of Mercy Falls who lives in the forest by the humans.  I felt that this story really did go into great detail of their way of life and also how they interacted with each other.  I have to admit that I have not read that many wolf stories but this has definitely won me over completely and I can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 New York Times bestselling author of The Shiver Trilogy, The Raven Cycle, and The Scorpio Races. Artist. Driver of things with wheels. Avid reader.

All of Maggie Stiefvater's life decisions have been based around her inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space, and coming to work in your pajamas are frowned upon when you're a waitress, calligraphy instructor, or technical editor (all of which she's tried), but are highly prized traits in novelists and artists. She's made her living as one or the other since she was 22. She now lives an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, two neurotic dogs, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki.












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