Thursday, September 3, 2009

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Publisher: Scholastic
Category: Young Adult
400 Pages

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.

This is a flat out gorgeous book. Not only is the cover breathtaking, but the pages have a nice texture and the font is blue instead of your average black. This book has been ranted and raved about recently. I have to say that I agree.

Sam and Grace are two very cute and believable characters. I loved how the point of view switched at least every two chapters. It was just lyrical and fun! My biggest problem with the story is how long it takes for anything to happen. It's mostly fluff for the first half which isn't a problem for me, but some of you might not like that.

The take on werewolves is unique- triggered by temperature instead of the moon or anger. I like how the wolves communicated as well - it was very unique. I do wish that Stiefvater (Which I learned is pronounced Steve-otter by the way) had explored a little more into their mythology.

In short, Shiver made me,well, shiver.I really did like Shiver and the sequel Linger will be out next fall!



1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to get a copy of this book!! It sounds really good. Great review! :)