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Shiver

Stiefvater, Maggie (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Shiver


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In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity.
Authors: Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981-
Title: Shiver
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic,, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 392 p. ;,22 cm
Summary: In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity.
ISBN: 0545123267
9780545123266
9780545123273
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Report This Apr 06, 2014
  • lincolons rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

During the cold winter months, an intense wolf with glittering yellow eyes, watches Grace from a distance. She mirrors him; their fascination for each other is evident. They never approach each other, that is until Grace, finds a naked boy on her back porch. Nothing seems out of the ordinary (except for the fact that there’s a strange naked boy on her back porch) until she looks into his eyes. They’re the same eyes that have studied her from afar for years. This could only mean one thing. The characters in this novel are intriguing, full of past scars, especially Sam and Cole. Each, with their own set of problems but together, they attempt to overcome the heartache and sorrow (most of the time.) You can’t help but love them, despite their faults. The character development is excellent. Sam is probably one of my favorite characters since he isn’t the typical, tough cool guy. I utterly love the fact that he works in a book store during the summer. The title, “Shiver” could mean multiple things. Something obvious would be, it’s winter in the beginning of the book and you usually shiver when it’s chilly. The theme colour of the cover is blue, not an underwater blue but an ice cold winter blue. So, basically the title is “Shiver” because shivering is related to winter and winter is related to the colour blue. Maybe, it has to do with Sam’s yellow eyes that pierce Grace’s soul, sending shivers down her back (wait, what?) There are many possibilities. The trilogy is captivating and very difficult to put down. If you’re into supernatural romance novels, I’d give this a go.

i can't wait to read this series my friend recommended it hope its good

Beautiful characters and enchanting descriptions. I easily lost myself in the pages! I only wish I were a little more sold on the solution. 

Report This Nov 15, 2013
  • Ashley Chen rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

It book is PURE poop! All day Grace wines. No strong characters were in this book and the plot is just so predictable!

Report This Oct 17, 2013
  • LoveChild60 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I completly enjoyed 100101_2827637's comment of this book. I've yet to read it as I am still new to my local library. But the comments made were really great. A few even made me laugh, which is not easy to do. I will likely read the trilogy eventually, and will give it a chance. I also appreciate the heads up for novels by Kelly Armstrong. I will also be checking into those. Thank you for the great comment 100101_2827637 , I always read them and some are my deciding factor if I'll read them or not. But since I've never read Twilight, I should be ok to read these. Maybe not as clouded? Anyway, thats all I wanted to say.

Report This Oct 17, 2013
  • Em43 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

amzing book on hold and it'll be the 5th time i've read it strongly recomend 2 people who love a great love stories p.s. i love u sam

Report This Sep 27, 2013
  • 100101_2827637 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

When I rented this book a couple months ago, all everyone was saying was: 'OMG sooooo good' 'Better than Twilight' and 'You can't miss reading this book'. I wish I hadn't rented it. They were right: exactly like Twilight. Grace was attacked by wolves when she was little, but was saved by 'her wolf' a wolf with mystifyingly beautiful yellow eyes. 'Her wolf' later turns out to be a guy that shifts into a wolf during the winter and works in HER town at HER favorite book store. Come on, as romantic as it would be to notice that the 'love' of your life was right in front of you for a long time and you never noticed him, most people would notice a guy with yellow eyes, especially Grace, since she loves to read and visits the store rather often. During the winter passages of the book, all Grace does is take photos of 'her wolf' and daydream about him. One day some hunters try to get rid of all the wolves (Which is VERY illegal by the way) and Sam (The werewolf) gets shot, well, grazed by a bullet and turns back into a human. Grace (Who was trying to save 'her wolf'. Did I mention that's what she calls him for half the book?) finds a naked man with yellow eyes, lying on the back deck of her house. Of course she does what anyone of us would do: She lets a naked stranger (that's possibly a werewolf) into her house, no questions asked. As you can tell by this point in the book, Grace isn't big on law enforcement or sending people to the hospital. Grace then discovers that he's 'her wolf' and of course they start dating (Since it's a law that when you find a mythical creature you must start dating it right away). Grace then proceeds to HIDE him from her parents by letting him sleep in HER room (Genius idea!). Of course they kiss and do that stuff where they 'gently caress' each other's hands and stare at each other lovingly for hours on end. I think they eventually sleep together... and then there's always the people that are inches away from finding out Sam's secret or finding out that Grace is hiding a teenage boy in her room. And then Sam turns back into a werewolf and Grace goes out to find him (Genius idea number two) and injects him with MENINGITIS. Yes, meningitis, the disease that kills you by inflaming the membrane around your brain. Why? Because Grace's theory (*Ahem* hypothesis) is that if you heat up the werewolves body enough, then they will be cured. Grace's wolf lives, but another werewolf undergoing the same 'treatment' dies a horrible death. The book ends with Grace finding Sam human again. The end. Cliffhanger? I got the next book to see if it was better (It's not much better) and quit about a third through. If you liked Twilight, then you'll love this, but if you thought Twilight was awful, then get some Kelley Armstrong novels instead.

Report This Aug 24, 2013
  • Jenna_Lambert rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The Shiver Trilogy is Maggie Stiefvator’s second New York Time’s bestselling series, and she has had many out since. Written back in 2009, Shiver has been commonly compared to Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight. In my opinion, this story is ten times better, not only with the writing, but the overall story. Also, I think the story greatly resembles the animated movie Spirited Away. Shiver is the story of teenage romance-in a way that is quite unique. 17-year-old Grace has fallen in love with the wolf she sees every winter outside her home, hiding in the forest and watching her. The wolf even saved her from a deadly attack when she was young, saving her from the rest of his pack. Then, one day, Grace comes to the realization that her beloved wolf is really part human; he is a werewolf. Sam, the strange werewolf boy, has become human to stay with Grace, but has to deal with several challenges so he can remain in his human body. As much as I enjoyed this book, I found it a little...unrealistic. Not just because of the werewolves. I understand the whole ‘love at first sight’ thing, but really, Grace and Sam have been in love with each other for six years, when all they’ve seen is a different form of each other. Then, when they finally meet human-face-to-human-face, it’s a very lovey-dovey moment. I will agree that they are a cute couple, but I personally thing that they spring into their relationship too quickly. In my opinion, I think it’s better to let the relationship build more slowly, unlike Grace and Sam, who are jumping into their relationship. On the plus side, Maggie Stiefvator has managed to create a novel that can pack in a lot of emotion. Sam, the leading male, has had a very dark past, and its hard not to sympathize him; it also helps that he has yellow eyes and Beatles-style hair that are uniquely attractive. Also, it is interesting how she manages to develop the story, at a pace that is not to slow nor to quick. To sum it all up, I enjoyed this book. It wasn’t one of my favourites, but I’ll definitely be reading the rest of the series, mainly because I was given the box set as a gift. If there was one thing I could have changed it would have been the way the characters all developed a relationship with one another, but besides that I still enjoyed it very much.

Report This Aug 23, 2013
  • TarannumSens rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I hate romance...with the exception on shiver...

Really Awesome Book!

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  • navy_wolf_171 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

navy_wolf_171 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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  • Jenna_Lambert rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Jenna_Lambert thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 17

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  • lovelociraptors rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

lovelociraptors thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Report This Jun 03, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf - her wolf - is a haunting 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. When Grace was a little girl, she was attacked by wolves. They ripped at her clothing as if they were trying to devour her. All except for one. A wolf with golden eyes. Every year since the attack the golden eyed wolf has watched her, and she watched him. Then one day, when she came home, she found a teenage boy lying on her back deck. She knows it's the golden eyed wolf. It turns out that he was shot. She rushes him to hospital.They almost immediatly fall in love. But winter is approaching and the golden eyed boy, Sam, must hold on to himself or he will change back into a wolf. For good! 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 and the temperature drops, Sam must fight to stay human or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever

Report This Mar 25, 2012
  • IreneReads rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

When Grace was a little girl, she was attacked by wolves. They ripped at her clothing as if they were trying to devour her. All except for one. A wolf with golden eyes. Every year since the attack the golden eyed wolf has watched her, and she watched him. Then one day, when she came home, she found a teenage boy lying on her back deck. She knows it's the golden eyed wolf. It turns out that he was shot. She rushes him to hospital.They almost immediatly fall in love. But winter is approaching and the golden eyed boy, Sam, must hold on to himself or he will change back into a wolf. For good!

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf - her wolf - is a haunting 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 and the temperature drops, Sam must fight to stay human or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

Report This Feb 10, 2010
  • liveblue rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Grace has always been facsinated by the wolves that live near her home. But one in particular has always stood out. The yellow eyed wolf. What Grace doesn't know is that the wolves are humans. And the yellow eyed wolf is Sam, and he is in love with her. But will Sam risk the truth just to be with Grace.

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Report This Aug 24, 2013
  • Jenna_Lambert rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: There is a lot of kissing, and the main characters do advance their relationship in certain ways by the end of the novel, but its nothing too descriptive.

Sexual Content: It contains plenty of kissing and such, but one part is very intimate.

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  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: bad

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  • lovelociraptors rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: this involves a little bit of sexual content, so i'd suggest 11+

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  • white_badger_18 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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  • emilybooks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This does contain some iffy content so i would say 13+ for the readers

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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“Sam came around the side of the car and stopped dead when he saw me. “Oh my God, what is THAT?” I used my thumb and middle finger to flick the multicolored pom-pom on top of my head. “In my language, we call it a HAT. It keeps my ears warm.” “Oh my God,” Sam said again, and closed the distance between us. He cupped my face in his hands and studied me. “It’s horribly cute.” He kissed me, looked at the hat, and then he kissed me again. I vowed never to lose the pom-pom hat.”

“She kissed me harder, breath huffing into my mouth, and bit my lip. Oh, hell that was amazing. I growled before I could stop myself.”

“Sensitive," I tried. Sam translated: "Squishy." "Creative." "Dangerously emo." "Thoughtful." "Feng shui." I laughed so hard I snorted. "How do you get feng shui out of 'thoughtful'?" "You know, because in feng shui, you arrange furniture and plants and stuff in thoughtful ways." Sam shrugged. "To make you calm. Zenlike. Or something. I'm not one hundred percent sure how it all works, besides the thoughtful part.”

“We had this big grill at his house, and I remember, one night he said, 'Sam, tonight you're feeding us,' He showed me how to push on the middle of the steaks to see how done they were, and how to sear them fast on each side to keep the juices in." "And they were awesome, weren't they?" "I burned the hell out of them," I said, matter-of-fact. "I'd compare them to charcoal, but charcoal is still sort of edible.”

“And then I opened my eyes and it was just Grace and me - nothing anywhere but Grace and me - she pressing her lips together as though she were keeping my kiss inside her, and me, holding this moment that was as fragile as a bird in my hands.”

“Lunch." I said. "Immediately. I'm going to wither away to absolutely nothing. Then you'll be racked with guilt." "I doubt it.”

Report This Nov 02, 2012
  • CAROWOZFAN rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"If he'd gone to my school he probably would've been dismissed as an emo kid or maybe a long-lost member of The Beatles."-Grace Brisbane, page 64.

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