Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Review: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Release date: january 1st 2009
Published by: Scholastic press

Number of pages: 397 (Us paperback)
Series: Wolves of mercy falls (1)
Grade: B

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.

This book is soo beautiful you guys! It's the first book about werewolves i've ever read. I mean i've read like twilight, the summoning and stuff like that but this is the only book with just werewolves that i've read. I love that they turn into wolves when it's cold and it was so thrilling to read about Sam and Grace trying to keep Sam warp 24/7. 
Another thing I really liked was the shifting of perspectives between Sam and Grace. Sometimes in some books that can get a little confusing but Miss Stiefvater handled it perfectly.

The characters were good, I mean some of them weren't that big part of the book, for example Rachel, Paul, Shelby, I'm guessing the second book will be more about Shelby though...
I fell in love with Sam from the first page and I love it that he's vulnerable and sensitive and he likes poetry and art and ohh, he's just awesome.
Grace is... Grace, like grace's mom pointed out in the book. She's very ..hm.. close to reality I guess you could say. She doesn't get poetry and she thing her mothers artwork is just weird. But then again, she's been on her own all her life since her parents is never around.
The character Isabel, Jacks sister, acutally reminded me of Aphrodite from House of night for some unknown reason. Did anyone else feel that way?

Yes, yes I cried at the end and not because it was especially sad but because the cliffhanger was so painful. *weepweep* xD


  1. Ohhh O.O sounds great! I have this one to read! I have the back and white cover thogh, the english one.

  2. oh yeah? I saw that one too and even though this was more expensive (since imported from the US and not the UK) I bought this one :)

  3. i just finished this book the other day and i loved it! i havent written my review yet, but lets see if i can do some justice this coming up weekend :) thanks for sharing your thoughts! its good to know im not the only one who doesnt read books about werewolves :) haha!


  4. The story line is shallow and unoriginal. You never get a feel for who any of the characters really are either. And to top it off, the ending is completely confusing and comes to a screeching halt. This book was lame, in my opinion, and isn't worth the money or time or recommendation!