Monday, November 9, 2015

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Book Review

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater 

Published August 1st 2009 by Scholastic Press
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Fiction, Supernatural, Paranormal
Page: 390
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review by: Tina


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. 


As soon as my eyes land on the beginning chapters, my breath catches in my throat. A rush of emotions sweep over me. A vivid world painted with such imagination, I am lost in it, captivated and frozen by time.

I love Maggie Stiefvater's writing. Her description is not only captivating but her vivid imagery is breathtaking. She certainly does not disappoint in her vast abundance of fantasy/supernatural creativity. 

Perfect as a stand alone book.


How shall I summarize this book? 

A young girl is tragically taken by the wolves. While she is being bitten/devoured/attacked, a young wolf chases away the pack and pulls her to safety. She should have died but she did not. She should have changed but she has not. This young wolf watches her and watches her and years rolled by.

Beautiful. Clever. Eccentric. 

The plot isn't complex and the story is straight forward; did I mention it is fun to read?

I recommend this book to anyone looking for a creative story with great writing.

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