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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

July 21st, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

Description: For Grace, one yellow-eyed wolf is a chilling presence in the woods behind her house. During winter, Sam lives in the frozen woods and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, he lives a few precious months as a human. Soon, Grace and Sam find themselves risking everything to remain together.

Vampire romances don’t have anything on this werewolf story.   As a young girl Grace is attacked by a pack of wolves and is saved by a yellow-eyed wolf who turns out to be Sam.  This leads to a series of summers and winters as they yearn to see more of each other.

Years later Sam and Grace meet when Sam is in his human form for probably the last time.  Their developing romance is entrancing and you can feel the tension of neither one of them not wanting it to end.   The supporting characters are also an interesting cast.  I especially enjoyed Isabel, the sister of a newly turned werewolf.  Rather than being a turn off her sarcasm made me laugh and I enjoyed her spunk.

There are a few things that were not really explained and I just have to wonder if a human has sex with a werewolf would their children be werewolves?  I would mention the other questions I had but I don’t want to ruin the ending for anyone.  Let me just say this was a wonderful paranormal, young adult book.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

3 Responses

  1. Kayla

    Okay, this is so totally mine! I want to read it very bad right now :D
    Thanks for the review!!

  2. Sarah Lim

    Ooh, I’ve heard about this book. It looks really good. And I’m glad it’s not like the vampire stories.
    I can’t wait till it comes out!

    Thanks for the spoiler-free review.

  3. Kim

    I want to read this book so badly! Thanks for the review :D

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