Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Review

Publication Date: June 1, 2010
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 392 pages
Source: Bought
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1

Synopsis:

the cold.
Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—watches back. He feels deeply familiar to her, but she doesn't know why.

the heat.
Sam has lived two lives. As a wolf, he keeps the silent company of the girl he loves. And then, for a short time each year, he is human, never daring to talk to Grace...until now.

the shiver.
For Grace and Sam, love has always been kept at a distance. But once it's spoken, it cannot be denied. Sam must fight to stay human—and Grace must fight to keep him—even if it means taking on the scars of the past, the fragility of the present, and the impossibility of the future.


Review:

I don't remember much about this book. Only that I loved it. I read read this over a year ago and haven't written a review yet, so here we are.

This was my first Maggie Stiefvater book and now I read about three or four books of hers. Her writing style is slow and somewhat poetic and songlike. This is told in dual points of view from Grace, a human, and Sam, a wolf.

Her whole life Grace has been watching wolves from behind her house and there's this yellow eyed wolf who watches her too. That wolf is Sam. These werewolves isn't like Twilight werewolves or Teen Wolf. They change by temperature. If it's cold they change. When it's summer or hot, they change back into human form.

The romance in this was a little dull but I didn't mind it back then. Sam is fighting to stay with Grace and Grace wants to keep him. I guess this kinda reminds me of The Vampire Diaries (TV) mainly because in this they live in Mercy Falls and in TVD they live in Mystic Falls. I thought that was pretty convenient.

Overall, I liked it but don't remember much about it. I did read Linger and it was okay but I will be continuing this series and I will be reading more of Maggie's books.

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