Review | Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)

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.

Format: Paperback, 390 pages
Published: Aug 1st 2009
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 9780545123266
I must say I was really impressed with this novel. It brought me back to my days of reading Twilight but with better writing and classier situations.
When a teen boy goes missing, all of the evidence points to the wolves. Grace knows they are all about to die but how can she save HER wolf?
You really get a sense for Grace, her humble spirit and gentle curiosity of the nature around her. One wolf in particular really piqued her interest – her wolf – the wolf with the amazing yellow eyes. She wants to know what he is thinking and why, in that terrifying situation years ago, did he save her life? Despite the towns wishes, Grace is dedicated to finding out what really happened in an effort to save the wolf like he did for her.
Sam’s life gets twisted every year as the temperatures change. When the winter’s chill sweeps in he prepares to spend the next months hunting in the forest behind Grace’s house. Catching his own food and protecting his pack from the hunters that are always out to get them. You start to feel his soul, or wolf spirit I guess. You see how he wouldn’t have chosen this, but at the same time he wouldn’t want to have it any other way. The love and dedication in this wolf pack is something most of us thrive for in our lives.
This is one of the few books I will read again. I know that I should read the rest of the series but let’s be honest, it likely won’t happen. I do, however, want to check out more of Maggie Stiefvater’s books now that I know how much I enjoy her writing style! So much love for this book!

6 thoughts on “Review | Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

    • aurorabuzz says:

      I am terrible at reading sequels! It doesn’t seem to matter how much I like the first book. Don’t get me wrong, I buy the books but they always seem to just sit on the shelf because newer books catch my interest. It is almost like I get too distracted by the newer, shinier books to continue on with the old ratty sequels lol 🙂


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