Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater will give you the shivers. In this New York Times Bestseller, the story of Grace and Sam unfolds from deep within the woods. Is everything what it seems? Absolutely not. In this story werewolf exists, and try to resist falling in love with one. Sam has lived two lives; one as a werewolf and one as a human. Grace pulled into his world by her fascination with the wolves finds herself to have fallen for Sam.
I absolutely loved this book and had trouble putting it down. The werewolves were intriguing to learn about, and so was the process of becoming one. The werewolves battle the changes their body takes when inducted to the cold. These werewolves aren’t their own heaters like in Twilight. Instead if exposed to too much cold, could change into their wolf side.
I loved Grace and Sam’s love story and I thought it was adorable that they had fallen in love just by watching each other, and how they’d always been in love. Sam’s vulnerability was a good factor in their relationship because unlike many stories where the boy protects the girl, Grace had to help and protect him just as much. She was constantly rushing to get him inside, keep him warm, to stop him from changing. I thought it was sweet of Sam to go through the pain to try and not change, just so he could stay with Grace.
Parts of the book did drag on, and I found a bit bland; but Maggie would throw in twist and turns that kept the story going. Her ending was perfect and had me squealing with joy. My favorite parts were when Sam and Grace had time to themselves; where they didn’t have to worry about everything going on, and Sam possibly changing.
I loved this book and then end has me itching for Linger. I’m so excited to read the next book and I’m sure I will absolutely love it. This book, I would recommend to anyone who loves love stories and fantasy!
REVIEW by Isabel