Review: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Release date: August 1, 2009
Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Series: Wolves of Mercy Falls #1
Purchase: Book Depository
Summary from Goodreads:
Grace and Sam share a kinship so close they could be lovers or siblings. But they also share a problem. When the temperature slips towards freezing, Sam reverts to his wolf identity and must retreat into the woods to protect his pack. He worries that eventually his human side will fade away and he will left howling alone at the lonely moon. A stirring supernatural teen romance.
I have never read a book where there were so many passages I had to write down because they were beautiful. Shiver is phenomenal. I could not put this book down. Magical. I also rarely read a book where the atmosphere is it’s own character as well, that’s how well written this is. The winter, the wolves. It was a winter wonderland. The pacing was excellent, everything happening just when it should.
And the romance. Knocked off my socks. I’d have to say that Sam and Grace are my favorite YA couple. The looks, the touches, the kisses, but never going further. Done just the way I love it. Especially something they do everyday, like they’re already married. It was very sweet.
Lastly, let me share with you one of the four passages I had to save, because they just blew me away.
Sam handed me my hot chocolate and didn’t answer. But his yellow eyes gazed at me possessively – I wondered if he realized the way he looked at me was far more intimate than copping a feel could ever be.