Mini Review: Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater

Mini Reviews are for books I read recently but enough time has past to not remember key details of the story. These will be short and give a general feel of the book in terms of recommendation.

ShiverTitle & Author: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Genre: YA- Fantasy, Romance, Werewolves, Shifters

Release Date: August 1st 2009

Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Source: Library

Description: 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.


This book was amazing. Maggie Stiefvater’s style is lyrical and gripping. Sam and Grace rank high in my favorite couples list (right ahead of Cath and Levi.) Neither are typical teenagers and both seemed to be thrust into a world that is hell bent on destroying them. I will admit, I cried during the end. This book ultimately hooked me on Maggie Stiefvater and I thank the gods for that.


Yes! This series is one of my all time favorites. I’m eberassed to say I don’t even own the books. I really want to get a good hardcover box set with the newest standalone book Sinner. Which I am going to read as soon as I find the time.

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2 thoughts on “Mini Review: Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater

  1. I’v read reviews for this book and they weren’t so pleasant so I’m hesitant on reading the trilogy. Your one of the few who had positive reviews on this book and after reading it, I just may consider giving it a chance. I’m reading her other series right now The Raven Boys. Though it kind of drags, I actually like it. 🙂

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    1. I’m pretty surprised whenever I come across a bad review of this series but I understand to each their own. I personally love it. I powered through it (except Sinner) in about a week. It’s a roller-coaster of emotion but I love werewolves stories and the way Maggie writes these characters I couldn’t help but fall in love with them.


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