Saturday, May 22, 2010

Nyxen's Review of "Shiver"

Shiver By Maggie Stiefvater

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.

--Taken From Maggie's Website

Shiver is an outstanding novel written by one of the most amazing YA author. It was a book that I loved dearly and no one could make me put it down. I've read this twice and during those two times I absolutely did cry. Maggie Stiefvater writes so beautifully it's almost as if you were reading one giant, amazing poem.

Grace, an ordinary girl, gets dragged away into the woods by wolves at the ripe age of seven. They attack her, they bite her and it's as if she's about to die when something, or someone saves her. The only thing she remembers is a pair of bright, yellow eyes. A pair of yellow eyes that she sees on a wolf, her wolf. Throughout her life she sees her wolf, but only during the winters. During the summers, all wolves turn into humans but during the winter they change into their wolf forms because of the coldness.

When Grace is seventeen she meets her wolf, Sam. But under horrible circumstances. There's an instant connection between the two and it's love at first sight. They think they'll be together forever but winter is nearing and this could be Sam's last year as a wolf.

Maggie is one for the books. She's an author who I will remember forever. Her plot is wonderful. She writes with such majestic intellect that it's hard to stray away from the book. Her characters are so dynamic that I could relate to at least two. I felt what they were feeling and I saw the story through my eyes, especially the supporting characters. My favorite part was reading about the settings because the were so descriptive and filled with plenty of beautiful detail. I fell in love with this book almost immediately.

I rate this Five Stars all around.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely review, Bianca! I totally agree with you about not being able to stop reading Shiver once you start.

    But I have to say, it didn't make me cry. What did Maggie say that one time at Jackson's chat? If you didn't cry you were a soulless harpy or something? So I guess that makes me a soulless harpy :D


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