Shiver Review

Title: Shiver
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal-ish

Blurb: (from goodreads) 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, fore

Me:  Werewolves. Wolf-humans that supposedly turn at the full moon. Oh wait- never mind, they turn at winter!
The Ups: To me, the idea of werewolves turning according to the temperature was fascinating. It was a really fresh look on werewolves and how they can stay human for half of the year and 
 then have to turn into a wolf. The story was very intriguing, especially the idea of only being able to shift back to a human for a certain amount of time. I liked the connection between Grace and the wolves before she found Sam as well. 

The Downs: First off, the different voices. Aargh! They weren't much different, and Sam was too vulnerable. Yes, we all love compassionate, serious guys. If only they existed! Sam was almost unrealistically sensitive and you couldn't tell the difference of the two characters throughout the book. 
      I also felt like the ending (don't worry won't spoil) was not very well thought out and something that was just carelessly thrown in to solve the problem. 

I feel like I am not going to reach for the sequel. 
Rating: 2 kisses out of 5!

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