Monday, February 21, 2011

Review: Shiver (The wolves fo Mercy Falls) by Maggie Stiefvater


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.



This book was such a differet take on the whole werewolf  idea. I found myself saying "wow" it really is refreshing. I felt that it kinda moved along at a slow pace to begin with but it was worth it because it needed the slow build up so that by the end of the book you feel like you really know the characters. Sam is wonderful and Grace is so in love with him from the moment she lays eyes on him. This is a breathtaking book. Just the scenery that Maggie paints for us, the world she creates of a winter wonderland filled with some seriously haunting secerets is amazingly beautiful. Then its back to the love story and ,oh my , it does get steamy. Every detail of how Grace knows Sams smell and his manurisims is so captivating. I can so relate to the smell memories, I am a person who relates smells and fragrances with different things such as memories and people and when Grace does this so many times its like i share a kindship with her. See it so easy to get wrapped up in this book and be swept away. You cant help but feel close to Grace and marvel at the tenderness and love that is Sam. Through the whole book all I kept wanting was the scenes where Grace and Sam get together talk and get to know one another. There interacton made the book. But as they talk and learn more its like the big questions that Grace should be asking never get asked , she thinks them but dosent voice them. Its frustrating to wanna say to her "just ask him already!" but it builds for suspence. I cant wait to read the next in the series Linger, it should be an exciting read when you look back at the increadable cliff hanger Shiver ended on. I keep saying this book is breathtaking and the ending is why, it literally knocked the breath out of me! I cried at least twice reading the book and once was out of sheer joy! I was so scared for them at times that I almost shook while reading then and so heart broken at times that i wanted to sit there with a box of tissues. This book is an emotional rollar coaster and one hell of a ride!!!

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