Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Book Review: Shiver

Maggie Stiefvater
Young Adult Fantasy
It occurred to me that if Grace and I were objects, she would be an elaborate digital clock, synced up with the World Clock in London with technical perfection, and I'd be a snow globe - shaken memories in a glass ball.
- Sam
Grace has always had a strange obsession with the wolves that roam in the woods just beyond her backyard in Mercy Falls. One wolf in particular with striking yellow eyes captivates her over the course of several years. When she meets and falls in love with Sam, a boy with those same yellow eyes, she begins to realize there is something not quite normal about the wolves she feels so close to.

Sam is a slave to the seasons, flickering back and forth between his human form, which is in love with Grace, and his wolf form, which is primal and confusing. When he finally meets Grace, he can't bear the thought of losing her, but winter is coming, and with the cold comes the promise of change.

Will Grace and Sam be able to cling to one another and their love, or will the shiver of a cold winter tear them apart? Read Shiver to find out!

Fans of the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer will love Shiver, which introduces a new way of looking at werewolves. The appeal of werewolves combined with a Twilight-like romance will easily satisfy these fans and keep them reading. Not into Twilight? Read Shiver anyway. Stiefvater presents clear, descriptive writing and an engaging story that's sure to hook you.

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