Friday, May 6, 2011

Book 22 (2011): Shiver

From the cover of the book, to the last page, I thoroughly enjoyed this young adult/ teen novel written by Maggie Stiefvater.

When Grace was a little girl she was attacked by a pack of wolves, but lived to tell the tale. Fast forward about 10 years and Grace still watches the pack of wolves, entranced, fascinated, with the wolves who live in the woods behind her house.

And one wolf in particular attracts her attention, always has, and always will, because he is the wolf, she thinks, who saved her as a child all those years ago.

Then the fall of her senior year of high school, something changes. Her wolf is human and he has a name- Sam. But as Grace and Sam's love grows, bad things start happening in town and the secret of the wolves- the werewolves- which was so carefully guarded, is in danger.

This is a great novel. I loved the voice of the characters. I love the author's voice and tone. I was actually shivering with cold in some of the winter scenes. The love story is beautiful and just a touch enough, without over kill (I am so not one for a romantic story...) that it was sweet and wonderful, exactly what a teenage girl would want it to be.

There's enough suspense as well, to keep the reader turning pages. And just when I thought there could be a slow spot in the book, there was a great twist.

Excellent read! (390 pages)