Thursday, January 21, 2010

Maggie Stiefvater: Shiver

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2009)


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.

My Review
It's not often you get a writer who can grasp the challenge of writing in two POV's. Maggie grasped it and excelled. Sam and Grace are both strong in character. You really could feel the connection between the two characters.  Grace's parents are pretty much null and void of the book. When Grace meets Sam she finds out it's "her" wolf the one she has she believed saved her from the wolf attack when she was younger. The love grew through the entire book. Sam can stay in human form in the warmer months but when the cold starts rushing in the question will be can Sam return to his human for again or will this he be in wolf form forever?  I do recommend this, it's a lighter read and it engrosses you. I can't wait for Linger.

You can check out Maggie Stievfater Here!


Juju at Tales of said...

WOW! I gotta read this. I LOVED Lament.

Kristin Rae said...

I absolutely loved this book.

TJ said...

I was in the minority in really disliking this one! Still, glad you enjoyed it. :)

Jean (Tuning Into YA Books) said...

Thanks for the review!
I've heard so much about this so I need to read it

Kimberly Franklin said...

I loved this freakin' book so. much!

Thanks for the review!

Kirthi said...

Most wonderful lyrical/literature-ical book ever! I'm speechless when it comes to Shiver!
Short, quick, easy review!

brizmus said...

I love books that succeed at having two different, unique points of view. I've got this on my TBR shelf; guess I've got to get to it soon!

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

The different POV's initially threw me but I ended up getting used to it and enjoyed this book! Great review!

Lily Child said...

Ooooh! Excellent review! I can not wait to read this! :D