Sunday, July 21, 2013

Review: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

FORMAT: 9 CDs, Unabridged
NARRATORS: Jenna Lamia & David Ledoux

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 thoughts:
I have wanted to read this book for a very long time and just got it on audio, so I listened to it. 
It took me a little while to become accustomed to the voices of the readers. Wonderfully written. Creative and original, this story puts a new spin on the old theme of werewolves. I loved that it is YA and will offer an opportunity for young readers to glimpse a taste of the mythological werewolf idea.
The characters are fantastic.