Shiver

Shiver

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 For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf?her wolf?is a c...

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Title:Shiver
Author:Maggie Stiefvater
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Shiver
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:390 pages pages

Shiver Reviews

  • Joe
    Dec 13, 2010
    Here's how I imagine Stiefvater's meeting with the publishing house. Stiefvater: I want to write a book about a girl who falls in love with a vampire! Publisher: Sorry, Maggie. That's been done before. Read Twilight. It's terrible! Stiefvater: Oh. I want to write a book about a gi...
  • Penny
    Oct 09, 2009
    Who is publishing these horribly written YA novels? Who? (every publisher, ever) And more importantly, why? (for tons of cash) First off, I didn't finish this book. I couldn't finish this book. I couldn't get 1/4 of the way through, even though I have the audiobook. Actually not on...
  • Miss Kim
    Sep 16, 2009
    This is a different take on werewolves, and I really liked it. Grace and Sam first meet when she is eleven, and attacked by his pack of wolves. He was a wolf and for some reason he didn?t understand, he saved her and took her away from the attack. Grace has been fascinated by this ye...
  • Meredith Holley
    Mar 27, 2010
    The bestiality was definitely the most beautiful part of this story. It may seem obvious to you that such would be the case, but it was not obvious to me. I am not typically a fan of falling in love with dogs. There was truly something surreal and creepy about that part of this story t...
  • Lisa
    Jan 07, 2011
    Note: After rereading this review, I decided to make some changes. While I stand by my opinions, I was unhappy with some of the ways in which I chose to voice them. The language of this review has been edited, however, the opinions are unchanged. I read Shiver because it was recomme...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    May 27, 2009
    Oh, my. What a book. I am going to flub writing this review very badly, I think. I just plain loved this book. This book is so gorgeous in the writing, and like poetry, but more readable than poetry, because it's prose. Do you like reading about soulmates? Then you will like this bo...
  • Thomas
    Jun 23, 2009
    Shiver is narrated by the alternating points of view of Sam and Grace, two unbelievably different people drawn together by the power of love and devotion. When Grace was little, she was attacked by a pack of wolves but miraculously survived due to a certain yellow-eyed wolf's protectio...
  • Heather
    Jul 08, 2009
    I read this book to the end so you don?t have to. Shiver should come with a Surgeon General?s Warning. I think all the purple prose has blacked out my eyes! Too bad the swelling didn?t prevent me from noticing the ginormous plot holes. And I need some aspirin because my head ache...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Dec 29, 2017
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest There's an old joke about TWILIGHT that you've probably heard: that it's the story of a teenage girl's struggle between necrophilia and bestiality, hurr hurr hurr. Well, here in TWILIGHT: Team Jacob Edition - *cough* - I m...
  • Tatiana
    Jul 30, 2009
    To sum it up, this book should have been called "Twilight: Team Jacob Version." Why? Well, while I understand that the author wrote her first draft of "Shiver" before "Twilight" came out, still, the similarities are striking. A boring girl whose only personality traits are obsessing ab...
  • Kelly
    Jul 01, 2009
    Forget everything you thought you knew about werewolves. Forget the full moon and silver bullets. Maggie Stiefvater's werewolves are different from any you've seen before. After being bitten, a werewolf changes erratically for a while, then settles into a seasonal cycle. Cold weathe...
  • Julie Kagawa
    May 29, 2009
    Picked up a copy of Shiver last night, sat down to read it, and did not get up until 2am, when I finished it. I went in expecting an eerie, bittersweet love story and that's exactly what I got. Shiver is told from alternating viewpoints, and you will easily fall in love with the charac...
  • Wendy Darling
    Jan 10, 2011
    Lovely, lyrical, and achingly sad. Shiver is more introspective than most YA books and is sometimes criticized for being too slow or wordy, but I found it to be beautifully written, tragic, and a gorgeous take on werewolf lore. Sam's desperate struggle to hold onto his humanity is incr...
  • Melanie
    Dec 10, 2009
    I probably should wait a little bit to write this review, but I can't! I guess I will start out with saying that this book drew me in from the moment I laid eyes upon it. The book cover is breathtaking. Even when I opened the first page of the book I was still taken back by how simple ...
  • Kristen "Kirby"
    Jan 06, 2010
    Shiver I did not. Oh, another alluring, romantic-sounding novel about the relationship of a school girl and the wolf that has always protected her. Sounds soo good to all us teen girls and older women who loved Twilight. And yet, the equation is this: Appealing storyline + a gorgeo...
  • Cory
    Feb 07, 2010
    Trolls: You are welcome to comment on my review. I won't delete your comments. Curse my name, curse my mother, I don't care. But please, don't forget to leave a comment. And make sure to send my review to all of your friends. And the award for worst book of 2009 goes to: Shiver W...
  • Kat Kennedy
    Jul 04, 2010
    I started reading this book and a curious thing happened. Suddenly my house was sparkling clean, my bills were filed away, I started playing Farm Story and reached level 13 in one day, I did my tax, I spent two hours chatting to the chatbott, Jabberwocky...Anything, and I mean ANYTHING...
  • Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
    May 18, 2010
    Shiver is AMAZING!!! I brought this book at least 4 months or more ago and it just sat on my book shelve...Until i picked it up 2 days ago and then i couldn't put it down!! This has to be the best Y/A book i have read in ages,from the first page i was sucked into their wonderful ...
  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
    Jun 23, 2011
    6.5 stars! I don?t know how to review a book that took my breath away. Shiver left me with a feeling of complete satisfaction, joy spiced with sadness - as weird and paradoxical as that sounds. I?m so grateful to have read this book after all? There aren?t many books on ...
  • Emily May
    Sep 02, 2013
    I can sum this book up in one sentence: Beautiful writing that cannot make up for the Twilight-esque depiction of creepy love interest and boring main character. I would, however, happily try out some of the author's other work and I just hope it doesn't focus so heavily on obsessiv...
  • Lora
    Dec 07, 2010
    When I made the decision to reread Shiver and its successor, Linger, in preparation for this trilogy's conclusion, Forever, I honestly got little butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it. I originally read Shiver back in October of '09, and it hit me like nothing had before ?...
  • Laurel
    Nov 29, 2011
    *To everyone who finds this novel lovely: your opinion is respected here as long as you are respectful. That should go without saying.* Once upon a time, in a golden wood disguised as a beige and brown apartment complex in the snowy fortress of Rochester, New York, a girl on the bri...
  • Saania Zee Jamal ϟ
    Aug 19, 2013
    At times, I find myself at war over whether or not I should give this one a try. I mean, it's MAGGIE STIEFVATER. But thanks to many, many trusted reviews that I've read, I'm more inclined to believe this is one of those overly-hyped books that'll only leave room for disappointment and ...
  • C.G. Drews
    Nov 18, 2012
    READ #3 || 2018 So I hadn't read this in...woah, 4 years?! Which means my sieve-brain and I remembered next to nothing. I didn't even remember how Sam and Grace finally met (THERE WAS BLOOD. SO ROMANTIC) and overall reading this was just like coming home to a really warm and cosy c...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Mar 28, 2014
    **1.5 stars** I'm just going to come right out and say it: This book is emo bullshit. I listened to 8 hours of this story on audiobook before DNFing this at 75%. That is 8 hours of my life that I will never get back. I know I'm in the minority here. I'm accepting it. ...
  • Lara
    Dec 09, 2015
    ?What do you eat?" "Baby bunnies." She narrowed her eyes, so I grinned and said, "Adult bunnies, too. I'm an equal-opportunity bunny-eater.? I tried... I really had high hopes for Shiver. This is the story of Grace and Sam,and how Sam tries to stay human for their love. It ...
  • Kai
    Apr 02, 2015
    ?The world needs more love at first sight.? When I first read this (years and years ago) I totally fell in love with Maggie Stiefvater. I don't know what did it for me, but this just made me feel good. It's a perfect snuggle-up-on-a-rainy-autumn-day book. The plot wasn't overly...
  • Fuzaila ~ is on hiatus
    Jan 14, 2018
    Someone please tell me The Raven Boys is nothing like this book. Or else Stiefvater and I are done. When you pick up your first book by an insanely popular author, you naturally have some expectations. Or at least expect a good story. But this was bizarre and so Twilight-esque, I co...
  • Jeff
    Mar 21, 2018
    So the story goes with Grace, a simple girl, who is protected by wolves that hang out around the woods near her backyard. First of all: you have wolves near your house? YOU BETTER RUN I don't know what kind of idea the author's trying to pull but trying to create a bold...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    Sep 17, 2018
    ?I saw it. I saw her, in a way I?d never seen anything before. And I stopped it. I really liked this one, I really did and considering the many negative reviews I read I can?t help but wonder if I?m truly that easy to please. *lol* I guess the answer is ?yes? because I ...