Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 |

Title: Shiver
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press (August 1, 2009)
Pages: 400
Reading Level: Young Adult
Source: Bought

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.

Shiver completely made me shiver with wonder and awe. I'm in such anticipation for the next book; Linger. I found Grace and Sam's relationship to be quite full of real...I mean REAL chemistry, which is pretty hard to find in the many YA couples clamoring for readers' attentions.

Although I found Grace's parents to be inadequate, Grace really had a backbone for taking care of herself and yet she also has a not-so-obvious facade that she doesn't care whether her parents really love her or not. But all these barriers are broken when she meets Sam. His background and his actions completely match him and I found that Sam and Grace really do match well together.

The prose of Shiver is absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. The cover really says a lot about the book. Stiefvater really creates a wonderful, magical world full of enchantment, infused with reality.

It's not the perfect fairytale, but it's one worth remembering and loving.

Cover: Photobucket.5

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14 comments:

1inseveralbillion said...

Ooh real chemistry! I can't wait until my library makes it available, it's been "in cataloging" for weeks (so is Lament) >.< I hear so many good reviews about the author's prose :)

Amber Skye said...

I'm just about to start this! I've heard such great things about it. Thanks for the review :)

Becky said...

This book is so wonderful. I just love it. Cannot wait for Linger.

Melissa said...

Great review :) I, personally, like some of Maggie's other books better, but I still really enjoyed Shiver, and I can't wait for Linger :)

Lindsay's Photographys said...

I really neat to read this book. :D thanks for the review. :D

Erin said...

I am really glad that you like this book. I am really excite for Linger!!! YAY!

Abigail [All Things Urban Fantasy] said...

Loved it beyond words.

Ali said...

Great review! I can't wait to read and review it too. I got it a while ago haha.

By the way, you have an award at my blog!

http://romanticscholar.blogspot.com/2010/02/one-lovely-blog-award.html

Kirthi said...

I really loved it too!

You won an award at MY blog too! Ali seems to be nominating the same people I am :D

ck.twilighter (Chasity) said...

WhOooP WhOooP !!! I agree 100% with the rating!! I would give the ending a 5 though!!! I loved this one very much!!!

Jenn-ay said...

great review!!! And I finally plan on getting to this book this month!!! I'm soooooo very excited : )

IceJewel said...

Ahh..its high time that I need to buy this one !

Vivienne said...

I couldn't agree more. I love this book, it is one of my favorites of the new crop of books that has just come out recently.

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