Thursday, July 22, 2010

Book Review: 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.
Review: I thought the love story in this book was really cute. A wolf named Sam has been watching Grace since Grace was a young girl. Grace has also been watching Sam for a while. Grace didn't know that Sam was a werewolf until he showed up on her porch in human form. As soon as Grace realized that the wolf she has been watching turned human, they fell in love. This happened in Sam's last year of being able to turn human. Before Grace, he had never had a girlfriend. If he never would of met her, he probably would never fall in love with anyone. Sam struggled to stay human to be with Grace. I loved how the book ends. You'll have to read it to find out. I really liked reading this book. I liked how the book switched from Sam's POV to Grace's POV. That helped me know what both characters were thinking. I also liked how the character Isabel changed. At the beginning, she was very rude to Grace. As she found out about the werewolves, she spent more time with Grace and eventually they became friends. I would recommend reading this book. It is a good romance novel. I wouldn't say it is completely clean because there is one part that isn't very clean and there is a little bit of language but not much. I liked this book enough to buy its sequel, Linger. Here's a cool fact about the book: All the letters are in blue! I thought that was really cool when I started reading the book. As for the sequel, Linger, all the letters are in green. This is the first book that I've read that the letters are a different color.


  1. I loved this book. I also loved how the words are printed different. Loved your review :)

  2. Sounds like a cute love story and what an interesting concept ... blue ink. Will have to check it out.

  3. Oh btw, what does POV stand for? ...still learning book lingos. :)

  4. Thanks for the comments! POV stands for point of view.

  5. With all the hype about Linger at the moment I bought Shiver but haven't read it yet. Glad to see you enjoyed it and I hope I will too.


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