Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Review: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0545123267
ISBN-13: 978-0545123266
Summary: (from Amazon)
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
My Review:
*WOW....just wow! I am in Love with this book and I can't wait to read "Linger" NOW!
*Now that I got that out of the way...I will say that Maggie Stiefvater did a phenomenal job with writing this story. It's a real winner in my opinion.
*The writing and descriptions of the wolves were beautiful! She really captured the essence of these animals and made me picture them as I was reading. I'd have to say the same thing about most of the book though. Stiefvater's writing really draws you in and keeps you there.
*I got through his book really quickly; The 400 pages flew by because I couldn't seem to pull myself away from Grace and Sam's story. Those two just sent me on an emotional roller coaster!
*Truth be told, by the end of the book I wasn't sure if I wanted to laugh, cry, or scream! It was mostly screaming though because I want to read "Linger" so much!
*I recommend this one and suggest that you pick it up if you haven't already. It's defenitley a five star book for me.


  1. Shiver was one of my favorite books of this past year, I'm glad you enjoyed it too! Happy New Year!

  2. I enjoyed Shiver too and can't wait for school to get back in session so I can pass it along to my students.

  3. Great blog! I need to get out of my usual comfort zone with books- although reading with a 5 mo. old is a task in itself! Following you from Mom Blogger's Club!

  4. This is one of my next reads, I can't wait. I love this author. Great review.

  5. This book is in my TBR pile. I can't wait to read it.
    Great review!

  6. Shiver is so amazing. I am def reading Linger and I am picking up Lament and Ballad too!