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Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls) (original 2009; edition 2010)

by Maggie Stiefvater

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Member:Bduke
Title:Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls)
Authors:Maggie Stiefvater
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2010), Paperback, 400 pages
Collections:For school, Read but unowned
Rating:****
Tags:YA, werewolves, fantasy, paranormal

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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (2009)

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If you are a fan of paranormal romance, then Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater is the book for you. If you want a bit more adventure than romance - like I did when I picked this book up - Shiver might be a bit of a drag.

When Grace was younger, she was attacked by some wolves at the back of her house. After one of the wolves saved her, Grace became obsessed with the wolves, especially the wolf she thinks of as her wolf, and is constantly watching them.

Maggie Stiefvater has a lyrical writing style, her descriptions bring her stories to life and I enjoyed it in this novel. What I did not enjoy was Grace. While the story opens with both Grace and Sam’s side of the picture and you get the idea that Sam is no ordinary wolf, Grace’s unhealthy obsession with Sam made me constantly cringe. Her parents are conveniently absent throughout the entire story, it made me wonder why Grace is still living with them - is no one concerned for her safety?

Other than the overboard obsession, I did enjoy most of Shiver. I did hope for more action, but most of the story was centered around Sam and Grace who both narrated the story. However, Stiefvater’s ending was enough to keep me intrigued and looking forward to the second book.

If you are looking for some paranormal romance (that’s not necessarily fluff), you’ll enjoy Shiver, however, if you’re looking for more action, it’s not going to be the book for you.
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  iShanella | Dec 2, 2016 |
Love this book! Cant wait to continue the rest of the series ( )
  miss_booklion | Nov 6, 2016 |
Hmm. This was very much a book you would find on the "paranormal teen romance" shelf in B&N, and if rating this as such, it was good. But in general YA terms? Meh, just okay. There was a lack of suspense/bad guy/urgent plot device from external sources. /shrug ( )
  s.pando | Nov 4, 2016 |
Hmm. This was very much a book you would find on the "paranormal teen romance" shelf in B&N, and if rating this as such, it was good. But in general YA terms? Meh, just okay. There was a lack of suspense/bad guy/urgent plot device from external sources. /shrug ( )
  s.pando | Nov 4, 2016 |
Shiver was actually a pretty good read. The writing was good and the story kept me attached. I was a little concerned about it being too "Twilight" but it really wasn't. Steifvater did a wonderful job with the details of cold and chills and made me feel in the book with those feelings of frost. It's been about 100 degrees where I live and even sitting on the porch reading I was comfortable, when I was inside the drafts from the vents were VERY noticeable.

The book is about a girl, Grace, who is obsessed with Wolves because she was bitten when she was young. Her infatuation only grows stronger when she realizes that they are werewolves and the one she admires is actually a pretty good looking male. This is a love story but also a story about trying to stay human throughout the winter for Sam (the wolf-boy)since that is when they change.

I think that it was done pretty well and I will be reading the rest. ( )
  sszkutak | Sep 28, 2016 |
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Eerste deel van een trilogie (The Wolves of Mercy Falls) over het tienermeisje Grace dat verliefd wordt op een jongen die iedere winter in een wolf verandert. Als klein meisje werd Grace (ik-figuur) gered door een wolf met goudkleurige ogen toen ze door zijn wolfsroedel in het bos achter haar huis werd aangevallen. De wolf blijft terugkomen en haar fascineren. Jaren later ontmoet ze Sam, een jongen met dezelfde goudkleurige ogen als haar wolf. Sam is die wolf. Grace en Sam worden verliefd op elkaar maar hoe moet het verder als het weer winter wordt? Om en om komen Sam en Grace aan het woord in dit goed geschreven, spannende, romantische, maar ook weemoedig verhaal dat meer diepte en overtuigingskracht heeft dan de meeste verhalen in dit genre. Stiefvater heeft een originele visie op weerwolven en de onmogelijk lijkende Romeo-en-Julia-liefde tussen Sam en Grace wordt mooi, soms bijna poëtisch beschreven. Goed ontvangen door de Amerikaanse critici, haalde de top tien van de New York Bestsellerlist. De filmrechten zijn inmiddels verkocht.
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I remember lying in the snow, a small red spot of warm going cold, surrounded by wolves.
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A touching teenage romance, filled with magic, peril, and true love. Beautifully written and a great read for anyone, young or old.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0545123275, Paperback)

Brenna Yovanoff and Maggie Stiefvater: Author One-on-One

Brenna Yovanoff is is the author of The Replacement and has published in various journals. She lives in Denver, Colorado. Recently she sat down with Maggie Stiefvater to discuss Stiefvater's Ballad and The Wolves of Mercy Falls series. Read the resulting interview below, or turn the tables to see what happened when Maggie interviewed Brenna.

Brenna Yovanoff

Brenna: Even though we all know that characters are not authors, we also know that characters sort of are their authors (at least a little bit). Which of your characters would you say is most like you as a person?

Maggie: Well, most of my characters are delightfully single-minded, because that is what characters do. So if I were arguing a high-level thesis paper, I’d probably declare that, in fact, all of my characters are really me, just exaggerated, stripped of gray areas and less than crystal clear motivations. Even the evil ones. Maybe especially the evil ones. >br/>
That said, I’ve been told I’m quite like Isabel from the Shiver [Wolves of Mercy Falls] series and James from Ballad.

Brenna: If Cole from the Shiver trilogy and James from Ballad had to fight each other in a snark-off, who would win?

Maggie: James, I’m afraid. Cole has learned to rely far too much on his appearance to win these things and sometimes, my friends, a finely crafted chin will just not get you ahead in life.

Brenna: When your characters are romantically involved, they’re willing to fight desperately to be together, often against seemingly insurmountable odds. Like when their significant others turn into wolves and run away into the forest. Where do you stand on the topic of true love?

Maggie: I’m a fan/ believer/ proponent of true love. I think it’s worth waiting for, and I also think it’s worth fighting for once you’ve found it. I’m one of those madly in love people who just doesn’t understand why anyone would stand for anything less. I also find long-term dating confusing. I was engaged after a month and a half because, like Grace in Shiver, I am bad at shopping. I just see what I want, and then I go and get it.

Maggie Stiefvater

Brenna: Cole St. Clair’s band Narkotika is, understandably, not a real band. However, if it were a real band, what would it sound like?

Maggie: Well, I think that Narkotika, like love, is in the eye of the beholder. It’s supposed to be an edgy, hard, slightly unsettling band, and that varies depending on what you listen to. Also, it was originally an electronica band (think Blaqk Audio). These days I go through life thinking that possibly they would sound like Ringside. Or Korn. Or Carolina Liar. Or Three Days Grace. I realize that these bands sound nothing like each other. I have no good explanation for that.

Brenna: What would you say to all the woefully optimistic girls out there (i.e., me) who want to know if Cole would date them? What if they said please?

Maggie: Oh, Cole would date you. I guarantee you he would date you. If by “date,” you mean “make out with you in a dark hallway, remove some of your clothing, completely avoid giving you his contact information, disappear, and make you have a resulting existential crisis about why you date boys who treat you badly.”

The please wouldn’t be necessary.

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In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity.

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