Friday, March 23, 2018

Review: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)Title: Shiver
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publishing Date: August 1st, 2009
Pages: 390
Audio Length: 10 Hours and 43 Minutes
Genre: Young Adult Supernatural Romance
Series: Wolves of Mercy Falls
Source: Book

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.

What made me pick this book up: 
I originally read this years ago, so who knows. Probably the cover.

What did I like about the cover: 
I love the colors and the wolf silhouette. And the cool part is the print in the book is the same color as the cover (Blue for this one, green for the next, red for the last one)

What made me read this book: 
Again, I read this book years ago. But this time around, I wanted to start the series over because I never read the last book. It also matched a task for the challenge, so great timing.

What did I like the most: 
So the book starts off with a pretty intense scene that just makes you want to keep going. 
The main character is sweet, smart, and strong. I am in love with Sam, completely. Her two best friends are great, even if they aren't in the book much, and I absolutely love Isabel. She starts off awful, but honestly she makes up for it so much. 
This is a very interesting take on werewolves. 
And the love in this book is so wholesome and sweet, it makes you want a love like that.

What didn't I like: 
It is pretty sad at parts, and even though I read this book years ago, I didn't remember any of it, and it still had me holding my breath quite often. 
The thing I dislike the most, I think, is that even though technically they have known each other for years, it still feels so much like insta-love. I mean, they didn't technically meet for a long time, because he was a wolf. And he even explains in the book, that when they're wolves, they lose the human part of them, they really don't remember who anyone is. Yet, when they actually meet as humans, they instantly love each other. 
I guess I'm just done with insta-love, that's why I don't like many young adult romance books. It's so fake.

Would I read the rest of the series/more from this author?
Oh absolutely! I'll finish the whole series eventually.

Just as amazing as I remember!

“What do you eat?"
"Baby bunnies." She narrowed her eyes, so I grinned and said, "Adult bunnies, too. I'm an equal-opportunity bunny-eater.” 
― Maggie StiefvaterShiver

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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.


  1. Glad to hear you like this one so much! I'm planning on reading it sometime this year.

  2. I did read this one a while ago but I confess that I don't rememver much...

  3. I've had this on my shelf for quite a while and keep meaning to read it and her other books. I'm thinking soon would be good now!

  4. I read this one a long time ago, too. I remember really liking it. I tried reading one of the newer releases, but couldn't get into it. One thing I loved though was the different font colors inside the book. That was probably one of the coolest book features I've come across.


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