Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Since when did young adult fiction get so intense? I don't remember books being this consuming when I was a teenager (wow, writing that just made me feel so old). It took just one page, and I found myself wrapped up in all the emotions and angst of Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver.

Set in Minnesota, Shiver is about a teenage girl named Grace and "her" wolves. Of course, she has one wolf in particular, and he happens to be a werewolf named Sam. As their love unfolds, so does the uncertainty of his future--neither of them knows when Sam will change back into a wolf, forever.

The only thing I can think of at this point is, "Sigh."

I sigh because Ms. Stiefvater has successfully captured all the swirling, topsy-turvy, stomach-knotting feelings of first love. I wonder what the next installment will be like.

Yes, this is a trilogy. The second book, Linger, comes out in July.

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  1. I agree. 'Shiver' is a really great book. I read this last summer and have been anxiously waiting for 'Linger'. The third book, 'Forever', is set for a July 2011 release. AND a company has acquired the screen rights to all three books. That should be interesting.

    Reading 'Shiver' is what started me on my kick of reading only YA books. I am currently on the last chapter of 'Fallen' by Lauren Kate, and it is so good!! The follow up, 'Torment', will be released on Sept. 28.

  2. I love YA fiction, but I try to be "good" and read outside of the genre once in awhile. It's tough though because once I get started with a book like "Shiver" then I just want more of the same. Thanks for the book recs!