Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

by Maggie Stiefvater

Pages: 392 pages
Release Date: August 1st 2009
Publisher: Scholastic Press

Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls
Other books in series: Linger and Forever
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the cold.
Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—watches back. He feels deeply familiar to her, but she doesn't know why.

the heat.
Sam has lived two lives. As a wolf, he keeps the silent company of the girl he loves. And then, for a short time each year, he is human, never daring to talk to Grace...until now.
the shiver.
For Grace and Sam, love has always been kept at a distance. But once it's spoken, it cannot be denied. Sam must fight to stay human—and Grace must fight to keep him—even if it means taking on the scars of the past, the fragility of the present, and the impossibility of the future...

My Thoughts
Shiver lived up to what i was expecting, its a great book and i do think people, mainly teenage girls will love this book if they loved the Twilight series.

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.
I just loved the main characters of Grace and Sam, following their story and their love, it was just so good to read and at the end I found myself get a little teary.
Its funny how Sam stays with Grace under the same roof as her parents but they don't have a clue he's living upstairs.

This is a different take on werewolf's, this book drew me in from the moment I laid eyes upon it.

LINGER The Wolves of Mercy Falls Available July 20, 2010


  1. Glad you enjoyed this book. It's one of my favourites for the whole year!

  2. another cover is here. In other book blog, I saw the white one. I just bought the book this afternoon. The translation one.

  3. I agree with you, it's different take on werewolves.
    I liked their relationship. It was so romantic and beautiful.... Wish I had my own Sam :D


  4. I have seen this one around but haven't had the opportunity to read it yet. Good review!

  5. I've been meaning to read this for a while. After reading your review I have decided it must be soon! Thanks for the review :)

  6. Although i don't like wolfs, i've read a half of this book and i must say.... Sam is so adorable!

  7. I tried this on audio, and couldn't get into it, but I really didn't like the narrators, so i'm thinking about giving it a go on hardback. I keep on hearing great things about it.

  8. I have not read this book, although recently won a copy of Linger (not here yet) but I am really looking forward to reading it. Thank you for sharing.

  9. I haven't read the book yet but I will buy it soon. Mainly because I already have forever (I bought it because it comes with an awesome T-shirt!) and I want to know the story. Good thing I read this! I love books that makes me cry! Hope this will make me tear too! :)

  10. Shiver was a good read.I loved Grace and Sam's characters and their love story was really cute:)the alternating POVs kept me interested.Its a good book.

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  11. This book is so amazing!

  12. I'm the only one, who don't like it at all? lol
    I couldn't even finish it.. maybe one day.


  13. I'm reading this at the moment and it's good but the fact that Grace obsesses over Sam just kinda puts me off in a way.

  14. I got book 2 thinking it was book 1. I really should get book 1 so I can read them both.

  15. For some reason I am loving wolves right now. Really liked this book. What a good series.

  16. Loved this book, glad you enjoyed it as well-definitely a goodie


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