Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater

Saturday, July 2, 2011
the cold.
Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—watches back. He feels deeply familiar to her, but she doesn't know why.

the heat.
Sam has lived two lives. As a wolf, he keeps the silent company of the girl he loves. And then, for a short time each year, he is human, never daring to talk to Grace...until now.

the shiver.
For Grace and Sam, love has always been kept at a distance. But once it's spoken, it cannot be denied. Sam must fight to stay human—and Grace must fight to keep him—even if it means taking on the scars of the past, the fragility of the present, and the impossibility of the future.

I loved this book! Me, being hopelessly romantic, fell in love with it instantly.

First, I fell in love with the cover. It is simple, but to me, beautiful. I love the simplicity of it.

Grace is a seventeen year old who is pretty much independent. Her parents seem to be consistently and completely wrapped up in themselves and their own whims. When Grace was young, she was bitten by a wolf and then saved by one of them... Sam. Since then, she has been obsessed with the wolves, and more so, with one wold in particular with his yellow eyes. I really liked her character. She seemed to pretty much always have a good head on her shoulders and was loyal and determined to do whatever it took to help Sam.

Sam has been a wold for most of his life. Always human in the spring and summer and always a wolf during the cold months. He too has had an obsession with Grace since she was attacked. He is dark, smart, has unyielding love for Grace, a past, and wants nothing more than a future with Grace, free from his wolf-ness.

The book is told from both the perspective of Grace & Sam. It also tells you the temperature, which is great, the colder it is, the closer to wolf Sam becomes. No matter how cold it gets, he is always struggling to stay human for Grace, to be with her and near her. This is such a wonderful love story and I can't wait to read the next in the series. I also liked how you knew from the beginning what Sam was and that you didn't have to guess. It was different but nonetheless entertaining and gripping. I had trouble putting this one down, simply put.

I highly recommend this and suggest you buy a copy ASAP. I don't think you will be disappointed.

What I give this book:



Jenny said...

I just got this one on audio book for free. I'm not a huge audio book fan but I'm going a a short trip in two weeks and I thought it would be fun to try something while I drove. I'm interested to see what I think of this one.

Richard said...

thanks for the follow! following back!

i just got this as a free audiobook download...CANNOT wait to get started on it...have only heard great things about shiver!

Samantha said...

Jenny - it will be so worth it and I think you will have a very entertaining trip!

Richard - Thanks! I see you are a fellow South Carolinian. :) As soon as I finished it I told my husband I HAVE to get the other books, this one was that good. I don't doubt you will enjoy it.

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Follow Friday! I am a follower! Hope you will stop by

Emma Michaels

Samantha said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. :)

Cait said...

I loved this book too, it's so beautifully written. I hope you enjoy the 2nd one as much. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

The Cait Files

Samantha said...

I definitely can't wait to read Linger.

AliyaPM said...

*sighs* I love this book. The day it came out I got it and finished it. I can't wait to get Forever!
Hope you enjoy Linger!

Samantha said...

I am sure I will!!

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