From a dazzlingly talented young writer, a haunting and original supernatural romance in the vein of TWILIGHT.
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.
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A brave girl risks everything for her supernatural protector in this stirring romance from acclaimed young-adult author Maggie Stiefvater (Lament). When hunters go after a pack of wolves they believe are responsible for a death in their Minnesota town, 17-year-old Grace tries to protect Sam: the werewolf who saved her life six years earlier. Told from the perspectives of its star-crossed protagonists, Shiver is a heart-wrenching twist on a classic legend and a rousing start to Stiefvater’s bestselling werewolf trilogy.
Stiefvater leaves the faeries of Lament and Ballad for a lyrical tale of alienated werewolves and first love. For years, Grace has been fascinated by the yellow-eyed wolf that saved her from its pack when she was a child. Sam, bitten by a wolf as a boy, is that wolf. Long obsessed with each other at a distance, they finally meet after a wolf hunt (inspired by the apparent death of a local teen) sends a wounded and temporarily human Sam into Grace's arms. Their young love is facilitated by Grace's hands-off parents ("Once upon a time, I would've leaped at the rare opportunity of curling up with Mom on the couch. But now, it sort of felt like too little, too late," Grace muses), but threatened by two linked crises: the fact that Sam will soon lose the ability to become human and the instability of a new lycanthrope. Stiefvater skillfully increases the tension throughout; her take on werewolves is interesting and original while her characters are refreshingly willing to use their brains to deal with the challenges they face. Ages 13 up.
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This was overall a great book, the only problem is in the description of the book it never mentions love. I was hoping the book would be a bit more exciting though. This is a great book though, if your into this type of stuff!
I mean it was great until they met. Sorry for spoiling it but of course they are going to meet. They are just too awkward for my liking and it’s too drawn out.
Love this book!!!
This is my absolute favorite book. It pulls at my heart strings EVERY TIME I read it! 10/10 would definitely recommend.