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"I know every book of mine by it's smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things" - George Robert Gissing
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
The Wolves of Mercy Falls (#1)
Paperback: 392 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: August 1st, 2009
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“Grace and Sam share a kinship so close they could be lovers or siblings. But they also share a problem. When the temperature slips towards freezing, Sam reverts to his wolf identity and must retreat into the woods to protect his pack. He worries that eventually his human side will fade away and he will be left howling alone at the lonely moon. A stirring supernatural teen romance.”
I loved this book! It was interesting to read a different take on the werewolf myth as they do not change when there is a full moon but they change when it starts to freeze outside. The story is told from both Grace and Sam their perspectives/viewpoint which I liked because that way you get to know both characters better. It was a bit confusing at first (even though it’s stated at the beginning of the chapter) but you get used to it quite fast. It was interesting to see how their relationship was unfolding. Sometimes I thought it was going a bit too fast but I guess that also made sense knowing all the events that happened before.
The letters in the book are printed in blue which I really like! It makes me wonder whether the second book has green letters? Also, I’m not sure if it’s the same for all versions. I ordered the American version that has the blue cover.
If you love reading about werewolves then I can really recommend this book! It’s an easy, fun and quick read and the ending will leave you eager to read the sequel Linger. I know I am ordering mine right away! ;)