Tuesday, March 16, 2010

shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

I have heard alot about shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. After reading a couple positive reviews I was quite excited to get the book from the library. I am glad that I got it from the library and not spent any money on it.

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.

The books started out not too bad, it was interesting, the story line was beggining to take shape. But then it started to drag. I didn't feel the characters really came alive, some of the story lines didn't make sense (if Grace and Olivia are best friends, why when Grace didn't hear from her for a couple days didn't she investigate), plus other odd things that didn't make sense. I really like to give books a shot, but this one I forced myself to finish just to see how it would end. Though I must admit I didn't really care how it ended at that point, at least for Sam and Grace, but I was curious about Olivia and Isabella. The story reminded me alot of Edward and Bella , which I admit I wasn't that impressed with either.

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