Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Review - Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater


I've been sitting for a while trying to compose this review.  This book has totally stolen my words.  That's a scary thought, since I'm pretty sure that has never happened before. 

Shiver is the story of Grace and Sam.  Grace is a 17 year old girl whose obsessed with the wolves that live in the woods behind her house.  There is one wolf who she loves to watch, he sort of feels like "her" wolf, but she doesn't know why.  Sam is that wolf.  During the summers, he lives human and is able to be around Grace from a distance.  In the winters, he is her yellow-eyed wolf that protects her and watches her from afar.  What draws them to each other?  What is in their pasts that makes them made to be together? How will they conquer their pasts to be forever in love?  You'll have to read for yourself to find out. I know the suspense is killing you.

I am absolutely, without a doubt, in love with this story.  The tale that Maggie Stiefvater spins of love, pain, and suspense is one you'll feel in the depths of your soul.  After reading this book, I felt lost for words.  I sat clutching the book to my chest with tears running down my face, wishing that it wasn't over.  The emotions that are painted into the voices and thoughts of Grace and Sam are those of first loves, old loves, and forever loves.  I feel the love that Grace and Sam feel for each other.  I want to live this love.  After reading, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, I assure you you'll feel the same way too.

1 comment:

  1. Manda...I just came across this and I know exactly what you are feeling...I felt the same intense sadness...I check daily with the hope that Linger will be out sooner than expected...have you read the Immortal series...I loved that , too