“Shiver” by Maggie Stiefvater

Friday, September 02, 2011 - Book Reading
“Shiver” by Maggie Stiefvater

Back of the Book:

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.

Heather’s Review on

I’m not going to lie, I had some aww moments, I’ve already mentioned there being one very well done scene, and sometimes I would catch myself nearing a teary eyed state when Sam would talk about his dread of the impending winter. But those moments were usually massacred by extreme ridiculousness, childishness, pretentious poetry, and random outbursts of nonsensical song lyrics that were impossible to ignore. (read the entire review here)

Pages: 400

Published: 2009-01-01

Format Read: ebook

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The very worst thing about this book are the poems and song lyrics that are randomly inserted into the book. I suppose in some way they serve a purpose, but usually it just seems like the purpose is to show off that the author knows a few lines of poetry and can write a couplet.

The very best thing about this book is, well, the cover, shockingly. And that’s saying something considering how minimalist the cover is. I really do love that cover, though… There are some good moments in the story, but not many and the writing takes away from those moments.


This book will be placed under the 2011 E-Book Reading Challenge, the 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge, the iChallenges 2011, and the Take a Chance Challenge.

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