» Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater

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Shiver, Maggie StiefvaterShiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1
Published by Scholastic on 2009
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 392
Format: Hardcover
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4.5 Stars

From a dazzlingly talented young writer, a haunting and original supernatural romance in the vein of TWILIGHT. 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

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Haven’t posted about my latest reads in awhile.  I’ve read several books in the past 2-3 weeks, but this one in particular is standing out.  It was amazing!  I LOVED it!!  It’s the first in a new trilogy I believe and I cannot wait for the others to come.

I have never read Maggie Stiefvater before and WOW she has an amazing style of writing.  Her descriptions pluck you out of where you are and plop you right down smack dab in the middle of where she wants you to be.  The tiniest of details are not left out, but yet she is still very careful not to bore you with too much detail. Very hard to do.

I also found that with this particular book she adds poetry (in the form of song lyrics) in the middle here there and everywhere.  Now whether she does that with all her books I’m not sure, but in this book I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I find her an incredibly talented author and I very much enjoy reading her.  Can’t wait for more.

side note:  I read this book in less than 24 hours!  Could not put it down.

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Awesome I loved it

About Maggie Stiefvater

New York Times bestselling author of The Shiver Trilogy, The Raven Cycle, and The Scorpio Races. Artist. Driver of things with wheels. Avid reader.

All of Maggie Stiefvater’s life decisions have been based around her inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space, and coming to work in your pajamas are frowned upon when you’re a waitress, calligraphy instructor, or technical editor (all of which she’s tried), but are highly prized traits in novelists and artists. She’s made her living as one or the other since she was 22. She now lives an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, two neurotic dogs, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki.

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