Wednesday, September 23

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater



Summary: 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 Thoughts: I'll start off by saying I've heard this book compared to Twilight multiple times. Some people hate it, some people love it. I am a huge Twilight fan. Yes, I'm one of "those."

Well, what can I possibly say to sum up this book? I'm in love with it. Like seriously all the way in love with it. I finished it in a day. Once I started it, I could not stop. Eating became a chore because I just needed to have the book in my hand or else I would go insane. I'm still left breathless. The whole story, the words, the plot, the characters are beautiful. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Its just too bad I had the ARC, because now I have to buy the finished copy! Its definitely one I need to have sitting on my bookshelf. It must be bought! haha! I loved Grace, but most of all I loved Sam. I loved him as a wolf, I loved him as a human. I loved the way the chapters unfolded. Each chapter is told from each characters point of view, one will be Grace's and the next Sam's. But it does not jump around and it goes along as the story goes. We learn how they felt eachother through eachother. I usually do not like books that switch points of view, but this just made it more special. I really wanted to know what Sam was thinking and how he "felt." Amazing! It is a good thing its called Shiver, because it will literally make you Shiver. The whole book, I wanted to go out and play in those woods!! Now I am left wanting to read Linger, which isn't due out for a while. Darn me. LOL! I won't go into too many other details because you need to just read this book!!! I don't give too many books this kind of review, because most books I read once than I move onto something else. Its just my way. But this one,,,, lets just put it this way, if you haven't read it yet, go to amazon and buy it right now! If you like beautiful romance stories, this is for you!

Overall: GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT, Do you get my point yet?

Cover: Its pretty, a little plain, but the rest of the book makes up for it!!!

9 comments:

Zia said...

Yes! Someone else who loved this book as much as I did!

Kelsey said...

Wow, nice review! I really need to get a copy of this(:

elnice said...

So are you saying you liked this? Great review!

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

*sigh*
I NEED to get my hands on this book.

Donna Gambale said...

I totally agree! FNC did a co-review of it, and Frankie and I couldn't. stop. gushing.
The book really stays with you!
One disagreement - I LOVE the cover! I think it perfectly fits the book and the tone. And did you notice the entire book has navy font? Such a great touch!

jessjordan said...

Yay! I have this one sitting on my end table, and I can't wait to delve into it. So glad to hear you liked it!

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

This book sounds amazing!! I want to read it!! And I actually really like the cover, it is kind of captivating. Great review! :)

-Arielle

Pamela said...

I'm currently reading this one. I only wish I had more time to pick it up. =)

Pam
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Jamie (Confessions of a Book Junkie) said...

I can hardly wait to get my copy! It should be in at my local bookstore either today or tommorrow!

 

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