Friday, December 16, 2011

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Grace was on the tire swing when she was grabbed by wolves when she was young. She does't remember much about it. She just knows that she was scared some but never showed it to them. Sam is a werewolf. He is watching his pack bite at her and is doing nothing about it. He finally decides to stop them. After that Grace doesn't really remember what had happened.
Its summer and Sam is working in the book store in town. He sees her walk in with two of her friends and something inside of him knows or like almost wants her to see him, but she doesn't turn around.
Summer passes into fall then winter and one of the boys in school, Jack, gets attacted by the wolves. A bunch of men decide to go after the wolves and Grace feels she needs to stop it. she tells one of the guys there that a friend of hers is in the woods. She decides to do a stupid thing and runs into the woods with one of the guys chasing her. The guy tells another to radio the others to tell them to quit shooting and walks Grace to her house through the woods. Grace's car had broken down on the side of the road where all the other hunters trucks were.
At her backdoor she sees Sam and he's been shot. She tries to help him but doesn't quite know yet that he's the wolf that she's been seeing in the woods. She takes him to the hospital and then sits with him tell he wakes up. Sam doesn't know who she is and he's not sure where he is tell Grace tells him. He knows that he needs to get out of the hospital and before anyone comes and and sees how he's all healed up.
Grace brings him home with her and tells him he can stay in her room with her. Sam knows that his days are numbered tell he turns back into a wolf and he may never be able to turn back to human again. He also knows that he's been in love with Grace for a long time. What Grace doesn't know that she feels the same way. Grace and Sam spend as much time together and then grace tells him about Jack.
For Sam this is hard for him. He knows his days are numbered but he doesn't want to leave Grace. He also knows that he needs to find out where Jack is before he does something stupid. What Grace and him don't know id that Jace had bitten Olivia one of graces friends and she's been sick. To grace there has to be a cure some where out there. She doesn't want to be without him ever.
I'm not telling you how this book ends because this is just the first in this series so you know that anything could happen. The book is good and I was surprised by the ending. But, because I don't read the same author back to back. I'll just have to wait tell I do read the next one. Pick it up if you haven't read it before. If you have then you know what I mean.
Well, I'm off to start another book. Hope you come back and see what I've read and keep on reading yourself as will. Each book is a different expereince and sometimes a good book will stay with you for a long time. I hope this is one of those.


  1. Hey there. New follower, I found you through Book Blogs. I read SHIVER, and it is an amazing series.

    Glad you enjoyed the first book.

    -Marybeth P.

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  3. I read this a while back, i remember enjoying it though most bits haven't stayed with me. I really need to get around to reading 'Forever'! Nice review, new follower here :-)

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