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PostShiver by Maggie Stiefvater

The cold. The heat. The shiver.
Maggie Stiefvater

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.

First Impression: Let me tell you, I've waiting over 5 months to finally get a chance to read it. It would've been less if it wasn't for my sister taking almost 2 months to finish it. She's a slow reader. Not like me. I finished it within a few days. I'm a sucker for romance books, like these. Nonetheless, Twilight. No, it's nothing like Twilight. It's BETTER than Twilight!! I knew from the instant I read that summary, I knew I was going to love it!

Characters: Grace and Sam. Oh, they have a great connection. There relationship is unbelievable! They seem to know what they want. Though Sam's perspective was the best of the two, but not enough chapters with him. Especially in the end, it was killing me. I might do a fanfinc for the last couple chapters in Sam's point of view. I completely love his character and the way Maggie introduced him. Moving away from Grace and Sam. Beck, oh, how he made me cry my eyeballs out. He's just a regular guy with a good heart. Olivia, now she got on my nerves. Even at the end. But I was happy with something she did. Isabel's character wasn't a big deal till later in the book and especially now in the upcoming sequel, Linger. Lovely.

Writing Style: "As the hours crept by, the afternoon sunlight bleached all the books on the shelves to pale, gilded versions of themselves and warmed the paper and ink inside the covers so that the smell of unread words hung in the air." That's what I call good writing and good scenery, description, imagery. Maggie has a wonderful talent in writing, and makes her book even more lovable. Go, Maggie!

Like/Dislike: Sam. After I finished the book that's all I could think about. Sam. His character. His description. His songs. His hair. His books. The Crooked Shelf. That wonderful scene in the shop. Just amazing. And I need the sequel BAD!

Final Thoughts: I need the sequel. And I cried my eyeballs out on the last couple of chapters! Maggie, you know how to make a person cry. I haven't cried while reading since The Time Traveler's Wife! The book, not the movie. My other thought is: As much as the movie is already in development, I wish they don't mess with the description of the characters, especially Sam and Grace, NO KRISTEN STEWART or RPATZ on this film! I'll hate it! And stick to the story as much as possible!

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Re: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Post on Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:17 am by joe
Hi im joe.
I'm new here and was just looking round to get some idea's of good books to read.
first off: I love your review (I like the part about your sister being a slow reader best lol.)
I'm not normaly one for romance but by the looks of your review there is a lot more going on then just the romance part.
Next time i go out i'll get the book thanks for the cool review
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Post on Fri May 07, 2010 3:28 pm by LibielShadow
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