Thursday, July 29, 2010

Review: Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) 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.


Shiver is one of the most amazing books I have ever read. The more times I read it, the more I love it. It is absolutely amazing! Maggie Stiefvater is an extremely talented writer. The way she writes is just beautiful and almost poetic. I think her version of werewolves is original and interesting.

The main characters, Grace and Sam, are amazing characters. I enjoyed how each chapter was in either Grace's or Sam's point of view. Often times when a book has more than one character's point of view, I find myself liking one character's thoughts more than others. In Shiver, this was not the case at all. I enjoyed both point of views equally. I loved how independent and real Grace is and how sweet and good Sam is. Their love is so beautiful that I could not help but fall in love with Sam.

Shiver is definitely one of my favorite books. It had me smiling at the adorable parts between Grace and Sam, laughing at Grace's humor, and getting teary-eyed when it all seemed to come crashing down. If you have not read Shiver, I highly recommend that you do.

Rating: 5/5

Swords are for fighting,


  1. Great review! I should run out and buy this soon :)

  2. I just recently read Shiver and definitely like it a lot. I'm not sure I am quite as in love with as you, but I do love Maggie's prose. Linger however, was a bit disappointing, but can't wait for # 3 to come out after finishing it.

  3. I have this sitting on my shelf along with Linger. I will be reading it really soon! Great review :)