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Shiver (Shiver, Book 1)
Shiver (Shiver, Book 1)
Shiver (Shiver, Book 1)
Audiobook10 hours

Shiver (Shiver, Book 1)

Written by Maggie Stiefvater

Narrated by Jenna Lamia and David Ledoux

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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About this audiobook

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.

Editor's Note

For Twilight fans...

Those on Team Jacob will find much to love in the “Wolves of Mercy Falls” trilogy. A bittersweet romance between a human girl and a wolf boy both in danger of losing their humanity.

LanguageEnglish
Release dateSep 1, 2009
ISBN9780545222464
Shiver (Shiver, Book 1)

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    3.75 starsGrace was bitten by wolves when she was 11 years old. She recovered, but for the past 6 years, she has had a fascination with one of the wolves, who she still sees in the woods behind her house. When a boy at school is killed by wolves, Grace is worried for them, as she doesn't want them hurt. Sam is human and a wolf; he changes with the cold or heat. He has been watching Grace, even as a wolf, ever since she was bitten. With people now afraid of the wolves, and now that he (as a human) has met Grace, he doesn't want to turn back into a wolf, but he's not sure how long he can hold it off. It was a little slow to start, but I thought it really picked up in the second half. I quite liked it, and plan to continue the trilogy. It had a bit of a different take on werewolves, with the heat vs. cold as an example, so that was kind of interesting, too.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Ever since she was a little girl, Grace has been visited by a wolf in the woods behind her house. This particular wolf seems to appear every winter and has the most amazing yellow eyes. After wolves attack one of her classmates, Grace's wolf appears to her one night... as a human. Sam. And Grace knows that she loves him. But she also knows that she's going to lose him. For as the temperature drops, Sam's days as a human are drawing to a close. And to be together, Grace and Sam have to be willing to risk everything. This is a beautifully written novel with a strong romance and non-annoying characters. I'd hand it to Twilight fans in an instant. Highly recommended for fans of paranormal romance.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    2/5
    This is a beautifully presented book and when I read the blurb I was eager to get my hands on it, but what a disappointment! "Shiver" had the potential to be a great book but fails to deliver. The plot is almost non-existent and the characters are one dimensional. if I stopped in the middle of a chapter I would have to go back to the start of the chapter, when I picked up the book again, to find out who was speaking, as the voices of the two main characters were indistinguishable. Extremely disappointing!!
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    2/5
    It was an ok book but unfortunately it reminded me more of the Twilight series than anything else. Though the new way in looking at hoe the werewolf are and how they fit into our modern world really was interesting. The struggle these two had to go through and the betrayal that they had faced. But even if it sort of showed a Twilight quality it was still better than it all the same.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Somewhat sappy YA romance with awkward musical interlude. I liked the werewolf premise though other parts of the story seemed less believable. I liked the dual narration and plot holes may have occurred because I was half asleep (audiobooks are for bedtime!) I did like it enough to check out the next one sooner or later...
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    A nice, poetic story about a young girl, bitten by wolves many years ago, who falls in love with a wolf/boy. Even though bitten, she does not shapeshift into a werewolf and love needs to find out soon how she did it before he turns into a wolf forever.This story is well written and very imaginative. A great read!