Book Review: Shiver (Read-a-thon, Update 4)


Book Review: Shiver (Read-a-thon, Update 4)Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1
Release Date: August 2009
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 392

Grace has been obsessed with wolves for years. Well, not just any wolves, but one with yellow eyes. He was her wolf and had been ever since he had saved her from being killed by his fellow pack members. Of course, what she doesn't realize is that her wolf is really a werewolf who turns back into a man every spring. It's not until he shows up injured on her back porch that she realizes the truth. Her wolf has a name, Sam, and is something that she could truly touch and hold now. But with winter fast approaching their days are numbered before he returns to his wolf form...for good. Both Grace and Sam would do anything to remain with each other forever, if only they could find a way to stop the transformation before time runs out....

Only 6.5 hrs more to go. How is everyone doing?! I got to go for another walk, finish dinner, and get a little sorbet (my waistline my hate me for that part tomorrow). But I got another book done, woot! I’m hoping I can squeeze two more books in *crosses fingers*


Book Review: Shiver (Read-a-thon, Update 4)Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1
Release Date: August 2009
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 392

Grace has been obsessed with wolves for years. Well, not just any wolves, but one with yellow eyes. He was her wolf and had been ever since he had saved her from being killed by his fellow pack members. Of course, what she doesn't realize is that her wolf is really a werewolf who turns back into a man every spring. It's not until he shows up injured on her back porch that she realizes the truth. Her wolf has a name, Sam, and is something that she could truly touch and hold now. But with winter fast approaching their days are numbered before he returns to his wolf form...for good. Both Grace and Sam would do anything to remain with each other forever, if only they could find a way to stop the transformation before time runs out....

I really enjoyed Shiver. I don’t think I loved it as much as others, but I may have come into it with high expectations since I’ve seen people raving it about for over a year now. This is my first book by Stiefvater and her story-telling is top notch. I was drawn into the story almost instantly and was hooked the whole way through. I rooted for Sam and Grace the entire time, hoping that they may truly find a way to be together. There love just seemed so special and I didn’t want they to simply be a pair of star-crossed lovers never to fully enjoy their love. Their romance felt a tad fast at times, but then they have essentially be in love with each other for 6 years…even if they were in different forms. It was too bad they weren’t able to meet up sooner, but I guess that made their time together all the more special and bitter sweet. Without risking too much spoiler-age, I will say that the solution was not something I saw coming. I don’t think I would have ever thought to go that way; it was definitely something unique that I haven’t seen before. Hmmm, you know I may just be becoming a werewolf girl! I certainly can’t wait to pick up Linger…I have a feeling it may be jumping to the top of my TBR pile before I know it!

Read-a-thon Stats
Total Read time: 10 hrs 37 mins
Books Read: Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams (78 pgs), Ask Me No Questions (162 pgs), Party (228 pgs), Shiver (390)

7 comments

  1. I agree with your review. I really enjoyed Shiver but it wasn’t the love that I see a lot of people profess for it. But I still thought it was a great book and I’m looking foward to reading Linger.

  2. Hi! Sorry I didn’t get to cheer you on earlier. 🙁

    How are you doing? 🙂 We’ve got a few hours left to go~

    Congrats on finishing 4 books by the way. That’s just amazing~ o.0 How do you do it? XDD Then again, I definitely spent more time cheering than I did reading, so… only one book on my finished list. XP

    Whatever the case, as long as you and me and everyone has fun, it’s all peachy! That’s the point of the Read-a-Thon, after all – all fun and games, and no one gets hurt. 😉 Heehee, awesome, if I do say so myself. 😉

    Hope you’re enjoying yourself. Hang in there. Just a little more to go~ 😀

    Kihana

  3. I had mixed feelings about this one. I hated it, but loved the writing style then fell absolutely in love then hated then love, and so fourth. But I’m willing to give Linger a try. Nice review XD

  4. I thought this was a great book. Like you, the rootability factor of Grace and Sam was a big part of why I enjoyed it so much. Glad you did as well.

    As for the whole waistline thing, believe me I feel your pain. My snack list was a plethora of really hideous snacks. LOL

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