Book Reviews

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

My Edition: Library book
Pages: 390
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1
Rating: 2.5 stars

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 forever.

Review: I’ve seen mixed reviews on this. More of those reviews not saying very great things about the book. I have read the Raven Boys by Maggie and loved it, but I have been debating this one because of so many bad reviews. I understand now why I’ve seen more bad reviews than good.


This had potential. It could have been a good book if it wasn’t so dull. Grace was a sarcastic robot while Sam was the perfect angsty emotional teenage boy that most YA authors go for. The very little plot line that was there, really didn’t go anywhere. To be totally honest, the only reason I made it through this book is because I was reading it as a BR(buddy read).

It seemed as if Maggie was going for a YA romance then the story would switch to a YA paranormal. Neither plots came together to really coexist and intertwine. There was one scene in this that I liked but other than that everything seemed to just be there. It wasn’t anything special it just was.

The end did leave somethings that make me wonder, but this book left more questions than answers and I really don’t want to read the second book if it is going to be just like this.

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