Monday, September 2, 2013

LEANN'S REVIEW: Shiver (Maggie Stiefvater) The wolves of mercy falls #1

Title: Shiver
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Format: Paperback
Series: The wolves of Mercy Falls
ISBN: 9780545123273
Published: June 1st 2010 by Scholastic Paperbacks
Source of copy: Bought at Barnes and Noble
 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.

(Image and information courtesy of Goodreads; Summary lifted from actual book)


I loved the cover of this book. Simple and yet intriguing. I also loved how the summary is broken into three parts all revolving around temperature. The author stayed true to this style throughout the book. Each chapter having a degree of Fahrenheit. 

Chapters vary between points of view with the two leading characters Sam and Grace. I really enjoyed reading the book and was eager to rush back to the store to buy the next installment of the series. 

This book leaves you wanting more after every page you turn. I didn't really know what to expect when I picked this book off the shelf but I am extremely glad I did. Maggie Stiefvater writing flows perfectly for an easy and elegant read. Its a great YA book for young romance, strong friendships and family bonds. I would say every YA fan should take time to check this book out.


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