Posted February 14th, 2011 by Sarah Jewels

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Shiver is about a teenager named Grace who lives in Mercy Falls. Living in the woods behind Grace’s house are wolves. Grace is drawn to one certain wolf. This wolf is also a boy, his name is Sam. In winter, Sam is a wolf and in the summer he gets a few months of being a human. But a day will come where Sam will have to stay a wolf forever. Men hunting in the woods lead Grace and Sam to finally meeting each other. But as the weather gets colder and colder Sam struggles to stay human so that he can be with Grace.

One thing I liked about Shiver is that you find out a lot about both of the main characters throughout the book because each chapter is written from the point of view of either Sam or Grace.  Although at times I would forget who was speaking and I’d have to flip back and see. Sometimes I thought it was a little dramatic. For instance, on page 21 Grace presses her palm against the glass door and the last sentence says “The distance between us had never felt so vast.” When I read that I thought “Oh gosh! Here we go.” But other than that, I think it is a good teen love-story. When I was reading I felt like I was witnessing everything that was going on, like I knew the characters. When Grace was rushing to find Sam because the weather was getting colder and colder, I was on the edge of my seat like I was there with her urging her to find him. I thought the personalities of the characters were realistic. For example when Grace’s parents are never around she first acts like she doesn’t care (which we all know isn’t true) but then based on some of her actions you slowly start to wonder; is she doing this to get back at her parents? There are 3 books in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series: Shiver, Linger, and Forever. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed the Twilight Saga or any supernatural romance books.

Sarah Jewels

My name is Sarah and I'm 14 years old. I like to hang out with my friends, read, draw, and watch movies. I also play the piano, sing, and act. And i am starting to take an interest in baking and dance. I have one older brother, and a cat. My favorite books are Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, and Vibes by Amy Kathleen Ryan.

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