Sunday, September 13, 2009

by Maggie Stiefvater

A trio of girls, a budding teenage romance, the spiteful rich girl, this book has it all - - - oh yeah did I mention the werewolves?

Shiver is well written and definitely reaches for you from the start.

Maggie Stiefvater has accomplished what a lot of writers are still trying to figure out - how to engage a teenage reader without "text-speak" or sounding like a cheerleader who just downed an energy drink...intelligent but still fun.

So - I mentioned the werewolves - don't get any preconceived notions about silver bullets, full moons, etc. - this is NOT your parents werewolves. Stiefvater has done an excellent job of updating the legend and adding her own twist to the tale.

This is a fast read and a lovely afternoon diversion.

Product Description from Amazon
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.

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