Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Summary: 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 t her, but she doesn't know why.
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.
For Grace and Sam, love as 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.
Thoughts: I bought Shiver on a whim. I had read several of the reviews, and it sounded pretty good so I picked it up. I finished it in about a day, I had such a hard time putting it down. I absolutely loved this book. It was sad seeing the book come to an end, but I'm glad to see there will be a book two.
Shiver was a non-stop ride and emotional driven. I really enjoyed the characters, the were very easy to relate to. To see Grace and Sam's love flourish was exciting and heart wrenching. Maggie Stiefvater has written a beautiful story, it's descriptive and very real. I think it's gonna appeal to alot of readers, but especially if your a fan of Young Adult Fantasy.
Score: 5 Stars
Other books by Maggie Stiefvater:
Ballad - coming October 2009
Linger- Shiver #2- Fall 2010