Review: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Synopsis: 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

Review: I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this book on my blog yet! That seems weird to me since I’ve read it like ten times and usually carry it around in my purse.

I love the prose. That’s what drew me in about this book, it wasn’t trying to hook me from the beginning and frankly, I read the beginning slowly, and once I hit a certain point I couldn’t stop. I never once thought of putting down the book, but then, I ended up staying up all night to finish reading it.

And that’s why it’s my favorite book.

My critique partner makes fun of me for having a crush on Sam and oh well, I guess I’m like most girls that do. I’m anxiously waiting for Forever, the last book in the series, and also waiting on the movie because this would be fantastic on screen.

I liked the somber approach, the slow way she writes that draws you in, that makes you want for more, but also makes you feel comfortable. Some books are like 5 o’clock rush hour on a New York freeway and this is more like, tumbleweeds across deserted desert roads. Once car every 30 minutes. It’s an actual break away from the world not like those vacations that you need a vacation from. Shiver didn’t make me want to hide in my bed for three days with a pillow over my head. It just made me want to read the next book.

And that review will be posted shortly. To be fair, I think I need to read Linger again, having read it on the day my wisdom teeth were removed and I was hyped up on 13 extra strength advils and STILL feeling it . . . might have skewered my perception just a little bit.

Either way Maggie Steifvater gets more than 5 out of 5, her book is another legend to me, and it’ll always be my favorite.

Namaste,
Rhi