Monday, August 10, 2009

[Review] - Shiver

Title: Shiver
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Year: 2009

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

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Other books by Maggie Stiefvater:
Ballad - coming October 2009
Linger- Shiver #2- Fall 2010


  1. I have come to appreciate YA lately so if I see this one I will give it a go

  2. This book does sound so good. I tried to get a copy at the local Borders on Saturday but they *sigh* couldn't find the book even though their computer said they had a couple in stock. So, glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Hi Anna!

    Would you believe this book in on my TBB list as well? I looked for it at Borders, but no luck. I couldn't find Rachel Vincent's book either. Getting slightly irritated. I looked for her book at Wal-Mart too. But a good book week anyway.

    Dottie :)

  4. I'm really looking forward to getting a copy of Shiver myself. I'm so glad you enjoyed it Anna =)

  5. Yep, Dottie I can believe it. LOL!

    When i picked my copy up at Borders, I thought I would have to hunt for it. But they had it out on one of the front tables.

    It' probably take Wal-mart another week to get it, if not longer. Sometimes they are so slow with book releases.

  6. Hi Anna!
    I can't wait to read Shiver. I read Lament by Maggie Stiefvater in June and instantly loved this author. I'm so glad to see you gave it five stars!

  7. I want this one! Trying to be good this month buying books, but I really want this one;)

  8. This one looks good. I have it on request at the library, can't wait to try it.

  9. Wow, sounds like a great book!!

  10. This sounds like a great book - I like the idea of a shifter being influenced by temperature, and the need to keep him warm. What a cool idea!

    By the way, I nominated you for an E for Excellent blogger award on my blog!

  11. I've add Lament to my tbr too.. looks like another good one.

    Thanks AnimeJune!! I'm gonna check it out now. :)

  12. This one is on my wishlist, heard lots of good things about it so I should just hurry up and buy it! Enjoyed your review



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