Saturday, April 17, 2010

Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater


Genre : Fantasy, Young Adults

Series : The Wolves of Mercy Falls : Shiver

American publisher : Scholastic Press : 17,99$

English publisher : Scholastic : 6,99£

The pack circled around me, tongues and teeth and growls.

When a local boy is killed by wolves, Grace's small town becomes a place of fear and suspicion. But Grace can't help being fascinated by the pack, and by one yellow-eyed wolf in particular. There's something about him - something almost human.

Then she meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away...

What I think

I was attracted by this book, the cover (sooooooo beautiful), the font type of the chapters and pages, just like the cover and the story.

I started Shiver with great interest and anticipation. A good love story like I love. A girl, a werewolf. What's not to like?

But there, the book is 400 pages long, and not a lot of action. Nothing we can't see coming. So we can say that it's long. I really liked it, but the only interest is the love story and how it will end. Some mysteries are approached, but not answered. Nothing transcendent.


When she was little, Grace was atacked by werewolves, and to everyone's surprise she never transformed. Sam saved her from certain death, then he came back every winter as a wolf to see her. One day, Jack, a local boy is killed by wolves. People went to hunt them, and when she came home, Grace discovered a bleeding boy on her porch, Sam. He received a bullett. Love story. Sam has not enough time anymore. Next time he changes, he won't ever come back to human form. But there should be a cure?

*** End of SPOILERS***

The end is not surprising, we're waiting for it, but I must admit that I was afraid all the same that Sam was really dead. Ah ah ah I can't say anymore. Well anyway you couldn't understand without reading the book.

Grace sometimes got on my nerves, Sam too. But I think it's because of the too great number of pages. It could have been cut a lot : I kiss you, I want you to kiss me, I love you, I can't live without you, blah blah blah. There's too much of it.

It would have been a lot better if it was shorter or with a better plot.

But anyway, Sam **sigh**!!! A really beautiful 18-year-old guy, with yellow eyes, hmmmmm!! (And I don't want to hear about MY age please!)

I will read the sequel, Linger, because I read the back cover, and oh my God, I want to know!

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