Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Review of Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Synopsis: "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."

My Review: UGH!! I almost didn't finish this book, of course I had to go buy the whole bundle since everyone raved about it, but I don't know if I can bear to read the other two books. Warning there are about to be spoilers as I rant This felt like I was reading a more boring version of Twilight. Oh I'm an introverted girl who isn't scared of the sudden idea of paranormal and I always knew I loved the wolf that was a creepy stalker, and now he is human and I just know we will spend the rest of our lives together, I will do anything to be with him. Oh and my parents don't seem to notice anything odd going on, neither do the teachers when I start to miss school even though I am top of the class and never break the rules. UGH!!! I can't stand it! Sam is just as bad! Supposedly he is super smart and has read all the classic books written not only in English but german as well even though he only has a short time to be human every year. Have you been to northern Minnesota? You are lucky to get 2 maybe 2 & 1/2 months of warm summer weather, yet he has managed to learn a lifetime worth of information in just those couple of months each year. Oh and by the way he is the only one who seems to be able to fight off the wolf urges when in that form. Nothing happens for most of the book and I found myself just skimming to get through the book, I was so bored! Yeah, so I really doubt I will read the rest of the series even though I spent the money to buy the bundle, I definitely learned from that mistake.
My Rating:  For all those reasons and more I can't give this one more than One Paw. I almost wish I could give it less but well my critters don't have less than a paw.


  1. Aw man! I'm sorry you didn't like it. Looking back on it, I probably wouldn't have enjoyed it now. I think the only reason I did was because I was high on Twilight-esque books and gravitated toward them. But now? You couldn't pay me to read most of those. You could probably sell the set on eBay and get most of your money back. That's what I do when I don't care for a book or series. :P

    1. I agree, I did enjoy Twilight but I think I may have just outgrown those type of characters, or have just gotten sick of them all being so similar.

      Unfortunately the set is on my Nook. Oh well, just shelve it and if I get super bored, try them again.