Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Author: Maggie Stiefvater. Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls 1. The Fellowship of the Ring Classics. The Return of the King Classics. And his creepy obsession with Grace seems far more reasonable. But his characterization was pathetic.
He could have been Samantha for all I know. And the attempt to make him Mr. She was quirky, witty, charming at times, and her keen nature made me like her instantly.
But she too suffers from the one-dimensional plague that has infected all our characters. And yet, Isabel makes you root for her. At least, they are spared from my critics. Good for them. The Romance Not worth it. Just not worth it. Oh yes, they made a cute pair, probably. I was even okay with Bella and Jacob, but here the context is different, the world id different, the werewolves are different.
It just makes me sick to think of a girl romancing a boy who was essentially destined to turn into and die a wolf. Oh no. And pleasant to read. Also, fitting for the atmospheric setup of the book. Not exceptional by any means, though you can feel the potential. Even after all this, you still want to read this book, I say go for it. Jun 23, Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: fantasy , young-adult , five-stars , romance. Shiver is narrated by the alternating points of view of Sam and Grace, two unbelievably different people drawn together by the power of love and devotion.
When Grace was little, she was attacked by a pack of wolves but miraculously survived due to a certain yellow-eyed wolf's protection. Now her growing fascination is fixated on the wolves of Mercy Falls. Sam isn't a human for as long as he would like to be. When the temperature drops and winter arises, he painfully transforms into a wolf. Howeve Shiver is narrated by the alternating points of view of Sam and Grace, two unbelievably different people drawn together by the power of love and devotion.
However, it was he that saved Grace from the onslaught of the pack, he is her yellow-eyed wolf. They find each other in their human form and blissfully fall in love. Unfortunately, fate seems to have other plans; and the now inseparable duo find themselves fighting a dreadful opposition in order to remain together.
Stiefvater writes so beautifully, it hurts. The way she manages to weave together the simplest of words into an awe-inspiring sentence or paragraph is just I was completely addicted by the end of Shiver. Also, Stiefvater writes teen dialogue better than most YA authors - it flows so naturally, and sometimes I could imagine my friends and I having the same discussion as her characters, or using the same words they used.
The plot and characters were great too. The story might have dragged a little bit in the beginning, but by the middle of the book all the werewolf phenomenon and Grace and Sam's relationship had me hooked. I'm not a werewolf fan, but Stiefvater made the concept original and intriguing. The characters were well-developed and really had me caring about what happened to them. Now I just can't wait to read Linger , book two of the series. Want to read more of my reviews?
Follow me here. View all 21 comments. And when I say "wolf," that's not short for werewolf - before she even Instagram Twitter Facebook Amazon Pinterest There's an old joke about TWILIGHT that you've probably heard: that it's the story of a teenage girl's struggle between necrophilia and bestiality, hurr hurr hurr. And when I say "wolf," that's not short for werewolf - before she even finds out that he can turn human and oh , what rapturous joy that brings , she's fantasizing about the feeling of his fur under her fingers and dreaming about his eyes.
She also won't ever shut up about wolves, and chats to her two friends about wolves constantly, and then is puzzled and irritated when they want to talk about other things that aren't wolves. I might be the only person on the continental U. First, the werewolf love interest is so lame.
At least Edward had some of that Old World patriarchal charm, even if he could come across as controlling and creepy; it was obvious why he was so attractive - he was good looking and sophisticated and mature.
Sam, on the other hand, is a droopy emo boy who composes poetry while they make love, and it is bad poetry, like the kind you see on Tumblr that doesn't make any sense but for some reason has thousands of reblogs. But the main reason this book gets one star is because of the heroine: Grace.
When she's not meditating on her favorite subject - wolf-lust - she's being a raging "See You Next Tuesday" to everyone in her life. The way she talks to her parents is absolutely disgusting; she is constantly snarking at them and disrespecting them and taking over their house and their things do you pay for those things, girlfriend?
But the disrespect doesn't stop there - when she brings Sam home to meet the folks, she gets angry that her mom is nice to her boyfriend, and slut-shames her own mom. I honestly don't understand why she has friends. When she's not talking about wolves, she's brushing off her friends or being rude. Everything that comes out of her mouth - that isn't some insipid drivel about how much she looooves Sam, that is - is either mean, rude, sarcastic, or brusque.
She spends a great deal of time in this book looking at people coldly or speaking coldly, especially to her parents. She's even mean to Sam, telling him to shut up several times. OMG, can she die already, please? Yet another book that is bewilderingly popular.
While reading this, I'm asking myself, "Why are they living somewhere so cold if this happens? Why not move to California where it basically never snows unless you live in the mountains? I am shook with stupidity. How would this work, but moving somewhere temperate doesn't, Captain Cop-Out? I can't with this series. I'll be the first to admit that TWILIGHT is not a great book, but it was fun and addictive and didn't have self-absorbed characters wallowing around in the pretentious prose of the narrative like it was some kind of smug, self-congratulatory swimming pool.
View all 18 comments. Isn't it grand? You know the story, the tale as old as time: Girl meets wolf. Wolf and girl fall in love.
Angsty things happen. Wait, is that not how the story usually goes? In Shiver , we follow two perspectives, Grace, a girl low-key obsessed with the wolves in the woods behind her house, and Sam, a werewolf. Sam has golden eyes and beautiful fur that Grace is instantly drawn too because Seriously though, this is a love story between a girl and the werewolf who once saved her life. It was full of teenage drama and I must admit that had to year-old Meg read this book she would have been swooning from now till next year, honey!
Needless to say, old Meg, not as thoroughly blown away by the plot. The first half was difficult for me. More romance than an actual plot. Once I got towards the middle however I felt myself getting sucked into this bizarre storyline in an oddly addictive way Then finally, at the end, I'm like, Thank all that is holy that I have the entire series!!! You read that right, I am now officially a sucker for teenage werewolf love and I am not even upset about it.
I am sure the fact that Maggie Stiefvater happens to be a truly good writer definitely aides along my new found addiction. So, thank you Ms. Stiefvater, for that! Dec 07, Lora rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , quality-ya-fic , g-ya-paranorm , series-still-follow. When I made the decision to reread Shiver and its successor, Linger , in preparation for this trilogy's conclusion, Forever , I honestly got little butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it. I originally read Shiver back in October of '09, and it hit me like nothing had before — and nothing has matched it since.
Shiver mixes some of the sweetest, most realistic and heartwarming characters with a wonderfully chilly and melancholy atmosphere and it is written with stunningly lyrical prose. If When I made the decision to reread Shiver and its successor, Linger , in preparation for this trilogy's conclusion, Forever , I honestly got little butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it.
If every author wrote like Stiefvater, I dare say I'd get nothing else done save for reading. What is there to say about Grace? I feel like if I call her strong it will seem unoriginal, but that is just what she is; there is really no other way to describe Grace.
She holds it together even when Sam is emotionally in shambles. Even when hope seems as far away as ten light-years, she keeps her wits about her. I can't help but love Grace any more than Sam can.
And there really is no other male character quite like Sam Roth; he is one of a kind. No other boy would turn away out of respect when a girl is scantily clad; no other boy would unabashedly sing to the mother of said girl; no other boy would treat a girl with as much respect as Sam shows for Grace. As I said, Sam is one of a kind.
And he's definitely my kind of guy, if you know what I mean. But if wishes were horses, then beggars would ride. Just as with anything that is popular, not all people will enjoy Shiver. I think some people read the synopsis and expect a werewolf blockbuster — but that isn't what Shiver is; at its core, Shiver is a love story. The meat of the plot is simply Sam and Grace constantly fighting this physical transformation that is hell-bent on keeping them apart and stealing Sam's humanity.
The only complexity in Shiver is the mystery behind what makes the humans turn into wolves - Stiefvater leaves the old-fashioned lore to the dogs and creates her own mythology — I, personally, have never read any "werewolf" story like Stiefvater's, and that's a large portion of why I love this series so much.
Rather than you get In the old days werewolves were men that were forever ruining their clothes and having to buy new ones — and all because of that blasted full moon.
Stiefvater reimagines what makes these bitten but, in truth, innocent humans change form. And, to top that off, they don't get to keep changing.
Eventually, they will stay in their wolf forms for the rest of their lives, thereby unwillingly having to give up their human life, loves, and wishes — forever. By writing it this way, Stiefvater has taken what was once a horror story and made it something beautiful and sad. And this reader can't help but love that.
This review would simply be too long if I added all of my favorite quotes although you can read them all below , but if I had to choose just one it would be this: FAVORITE QUOTE: "I fell for her in summer, my lovely summer girl From summer she is made, my lovely summer girl I'd love to spend a winter with my lovely summer girl But I'm never warm enough for my lovely summer girl It's summer when she smiles, I'm laughing like a child It's the summer of our lives; we'll contain it for a while She holds the heat, the breeze of summer in the circle of her hand I'd be happy with this summer if it's all we ever had.
Between reading this and watching Becoming Jane the other night, my tear ducts are like dried sponges. And since I'll be reading Linger and Forever next, I felt that I should prepare myself; I had this sent to my house yesterday: Never let it be said that I was unprepared in life. I hear people say things about their favorites like, I've read this so many times I know all of the lines by heart. But I don't ever want it to be that way for me and this book; it is such a special read that I never want to read it and feel as if I've gotten all I can out of it.
I want to start Shiver each time with the sense that it is both new and old to me, but always a favorite. May 29, Julie Kagawa rated it it was amazing. Picked up a copy of Shiver last night, sat down to read it, and did not get up until 2am, when I finished it. I went in expecting an eerie, bittersweet love story and that's exactly what I got. Shiver is told from alternating viewpoints, and you will easily fall in love with the characters of Grace and Sam. The writing is lyrical, the descriptions are breathtaking, and you can acutely feel the longing between the two teens, and their desperate struggle to keep Sam from changing.
The ending was p Picked up a copy of Shiver last night, sat down to read it, and did not get up until 2am, when I finished it. The ending was pitch perfect, and left me with a deep feeling of satisfaction.
Amazing book. Amazing author. Will definately be putting Shiver on my "favorite books of all time" shelf. Jan 06, Kristen "Kirby" rated it it was ok Shelves: ya , why-are-these-books-popular , reviews , paranormal-books. Shiver I did not. Oh, another alluring, romantic-sounding novel about the relationship of a school girl and the wolf that has always protected her. Sounds soo good to all us teen girls and older women who loved Twilight.
To be frank, reading Shiver was like labor outside on a hot day, with beads of sweat stinging my eyes, and a strong urge to just give up and quit.
I was oh-so bored, sufferin Shiver I did not. I was oh-so bored, suffering from can't-help-but-be-spacey-itis, a condition in which you simply can't focus on a shredded storyline, thus unable to become absorbed. I mean, I laid down Shiver at least a thousand of times to watch TV. As for this author Maggie, I can say she was a stingy girl when it came to sharing details. Scenes and events were impossible to mentally act out and understand. Does she not know readers like to be absorbed in what they read?
I want to be along for the ride. I bet she wasn't beloved in kindergarten show and tell; she was a true believer of telling, not showing what was happening. Did I mention the werewolf love interest?? Sam was no guy I'd ever want to dream about or wish upon the stars to meet in my real life. He talked like an old lady, not a hunky 17, 18, 19 year old guy I'd want to know. Heck, I once thought Grace and her mother were chitchatting about the weather when I mistakenly realized it was actually good ole' Sam, not her mother, she was talking to.
They all lacked personality. They all talked the same. They all were all faceless. I mean, we did have the photographer best bud Olivia and the other best friend, obnoxious whatever-her-name-was, but they were so boring and difficult to picture! And, reading about them was like listening to someone drone on in on in monotone about something you don't give a flying fig about. Maggie should have sat in the mall food court for 5 minutes to get the sense of how teens act and talk among their peers.
It would have added a realistic sense to Shiver. I'll quit ripping this book to pieces. I'll drudge up a good thing or two, I guess. I liked how the temperature forced the change of human to wolf. May 27, Danielle The Book Huntress Back to the Books rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: fans of werewolf romance and fiction. Shelves: werewolf , young-adult , unrequited-love , winter-cold-setting , owned-copy , hero-to-die-for , heroine-i-loved , cleanup-challenge , stalkerific-hero , fated-to-be-mated.
Oh, my. What a book. I am going to flub writing this review very badly, I think. I just plain loved this book. This book is so gorgeous in the writing, and like poetry, but more readable than poetry, because it's prose. Do you like reading about soulmates? Then you will like this book.
Sam and Grace are soulmates. It doesn't matter that Sam is a werewolf, and that Grace is a human girl. They connected years ago, and that connection bloomed over time. You see the pure, powerful love between them, Oh, my. I just lay there and let it happen, watching the winter-white sky go gray above me. One wolf prodded his nose into my hand and against my cheek, casting a shadow across my face. His yellow eyes looked into mine while the other wolves jerked me this way and that.
I held on to those eyes for as long as I could. And, up close, flecked brilliantly with every shade of gold and hazel. I wanted to reach out and grab a hold of his ruff, but my hands stayed curled on my chest, my arms frozen to my body. Then he was gone, and without him, the other wolves closed in, too close, suffocating.
Something seemed to flutter in my chest. There was no sun; there was no light. I was dying. I was lost to a sea of cold, and then I was reborn into a world of warmth. They snatched the girl off her tire swing in the backyard and dragged her into the woods; her body made a shallow track in the snow, from her world to mine.
I saw it happen. It had been the longest, coldest winter of my life. But by the time my thoughts stopped spinning and I remembered the pocketknife in my jeans, the three wolves were already dark smudges in the distant trees. I could have been misremembering his eyes. What was I thinking, anyway? I let out a deep breath. Actually, that was what I was thinking. Or his voice. There was a knot in my stomach. That night I lay in bed and stared at the window, my blinds pulled up so I could see the night sky.
One thousand brilliant stars punched holes in my consciousness, pricking me with longing. I could stare at the stars for hours, their infinite number and depth pulling me into a part of myself that I ignored during the day.
Outside, deep in the woods, I heard a long, keening wail, and then another, as the wolves began to howl. More voices pitched in, some low and mournful, others high and short, an eerie and beautiful chorus. My heart ached inside me, torn between wanting them to stop and wishing they would go on forever.
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