Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver

Ok, so bare with me. I haven’t written a review since I left uni and God, that was 3 years ago now.. so here goes..

A love story. A lonely teenage girl looks for friendship in her wolf. What she actually finds is a great deal more. Full of drama, excitement and a little humour, I couldn’t put this book down. Stiefvater describes the complex relationships of Grace and her parents, Grace and her friends and Grace and Sam so you feel a part of her inner circle. 
The way Grace feels about her wolf; dependence, loyalty, awe, is written in such a way that it makes you feel like this is an ancient love, like Romeo and Juliet or Anthony and Cleopatra. Grace and Sam understand each other and that is conveyed in the lovely way Stiefvater has written this story; like Grace and Sam are the ultimate and the rest just fall around them.
Definitely a page turner, I couldn’t put it down. Sam’s responsibility to his friends gets you shouting out at the book as you read. The twists and turns in the story make reading this a rollercoaster ride. It is written so the chapters alternate from Sam’s point of view to Grace’s. But this doesn’t make it confusing or hard to follow. It gives the reader an insight into both lives and how one character affects the other so drastically. 
Aimed at the Young Adult/Teenage audience, this story has a – sort of – ‘Twilighty’ feel to it; an impossible love, drama, teenage boys. So if you loved that series, you definitely want to read this one! The story finishes in such a way that it’s not quite a cliff-hanger but you still want to read what happens next. I give it 4 out of 5 stars. 
Main points: 
  • Page turner
  • Good plot
  • Lovable characters
Quotes from this book, that I love: 
“A life is measured by moments like these.” – Sam to Grace.
Linger is the next book in this trilogy.
A xo

Author: ChronicWriter

a writer, living with Endometriosis

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