Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

This is a beautiful love story with a supernatural twist. While not as intense as The Twilight series, Shiver is an intensely gripping story about a young girl who is fascinated by the wolves that live in the woods near her home. The story is told in alternating chapters by Sam and Grace. Sam is a wolf, but not your ordinary garden variety wolf. He is a were-wolf that changes, not with the rising of the moon, but the dropping of the temperature. Grace, also has her own strange connection to the Sam and the other wolves. As a child she was bitten by the wolves, but for some mysterious reason has never changed from human to wolf and back. While the couple searches for a way to keep Sam human, the reader can see that the intense bond between the two is more than just the wolf connection and more than just young love. It is easy to get lost in their story. When the book ends, the reader is left wanting more. Fortunately, there is a sequel on the way.

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