Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater | Why Girls Are Weird

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Grace is a young girl the first time she meets her wolf, who saves her from a pack of wolves after they dragged her out of her backyard.  Now at age 17 Grace looks for her wolf, the one with the yellow eyes, every winter and even winter he returns.  But when a teen is killed by the wolves and a hunting group goes out to kill them, Grace races into the wolves too and finds a wounded boy with yellow eyes shivering on her back porch.  In just a moment Grace knows that this boy is her wolf only in human form and now that Fate has finally brought them together she will do anything to keep her wolf with her.  As their love continues to grow so does the knowledge that they can't stay together forever.  Because as the temperature drops Grace knows that her boy will soon change back into a wolf.

I first heard about this book on but it wasn't until Sara told me I had to read it that  requested it from the library.  The exciting thing about it is that Grace is from Minnesota so I know all about those cold winters.  It was easy to imagine the world that Grace and her wolf boy, Sam are from, especially now that the temperatures are dropping around here.  For me this book started off a little slow but once Grace started racing into the woods to save the wolves I was hooked.  I couldn't stop myself from flipping the pages, wanting to know what would become of Grace and Sam.  I cried at the end, a sure sign of a good book, and the minute I was done I couldn't wait to start the next book in the series.  I'd definitely recommend this, I promise you'll like it just as much as I did!


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31 wonderful thoughts:

Diana Mieczan

I love books that are emotional:) Great review,sweetie
Wish you a wonderful day

Ps: I am hosting a beautiful pillows GIVEAWAY later today, just in time for Christmas.

The Favour Shoppe

sounds like a great book! Thanks for the review!

Smart Ass Sara

I'm glad you liked it- it's probably in my top 5 ever. Well, that series is. ;) Linger was just as good and I cried HARDER at the end of that one. And I'll fire off a not so nice note if Maggie botches Forever and it doesn't end the way I want it to. I'm emotionally vested here. LOL.


Must try and track this down :) x

Cafe Fashionista

What a fabulous review, Krysten - I have heard so many amazing things about this book; I must read it!! :)

Teenage Bride

I have read several reviews on this book... all of them good!

Jessie Szmanda

Oh my gosh! I need to go get this, sounds amazing! Happy thanksgiving Love! :)

Ashley Hasty

This sounds great! Adding it to my list of reads!

Miss Kiki Lovelace

sounds like a good read......will have to look for this. :) is this a series? x

Sarah Ann

I just might have to add this to my holiday reads :) Lovely review!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi

I've heard a lot about this book but haven't checked it out yet. I have to remember to.

Chic 'n Cheap Living

You always find such fun books - thanks for the rec!

Summer {Bisfor...}

i am actually really interested in reading this. thanks so much!

Summer {Bisfor...}

ps - happy gobble gobble tomorrow.

dating diva

Thanks for the review! I'm looking for a new book to read right now. I'll be sure to check it out!



Your dedication to reading is inspiring!


I'm looking for something good to read after I finish The Hunger Games Trilogy... Might have to give this one a try!

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine

Will look for this book!!! Already wrote its name down. Yes. :) And I love the author's last name. ;) Ok, love is too much but I love the fact that I know what it means. LOL
Ok, random comment I know.

Happy Thanksgiving girl.


la petite coquine

What a creative storyline! It's finally started to get chilly in San Francisco, and I feel completely unprepared!


oh i'm always looking for a good new book. and is it wrong that i wanted to read it right away just based on the pretty cover?


thanks for sharing this book!


I have read this one! I liked it, especially coming off the Twilight high ;)

Happy Thanksgiving dear!

Amber Blue Bird

Interesting story and any book that can make you cry is a winner

The Blonde Duck

I checked it out this week from the library, but I couldn't get into it. I'll try it again, just because of your recommendation.


I hate when books end so a series is always good, well, until the last one! Have a great tgiving gf!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

fab story! I think I already have it on my amazon wish list so will pick it up soon! Thanks gorgeous

the "L" spot

I cant do emotional books anymore, reason why I stopped reading Nicholas Sparks books!


I want to read it but I am afraid to cry hahaha!


nice post. thanks.


I've been wanting to read this for a while. Thanks for reminding me! :D

Mrs. Montemayor

I picked up {an autographed copy} of Shiver today! Started it while impatiently waiting for my Apple appointment. Now, I'm hoping time will pass slower. Haha!

Hope to fly through it so I can go get Linger.

Thanks for the awesome recommendation!