Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1)

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver

Summary

Grace has been fascinated by the wolves in the woods behind her house since a member of the local pack rescued her from a vicious attack of his fellows when she was six. Ever since, she has been looking for her wolf with the yellow eyes. Then, one day, she finds him in front of her house; human …
With a completely new outlook on the werewolf lore Stiefvater brings you a modern day paranormal romance and shows you that opposites do attract.


Preferred Character

Personally, my favourite character was Isabel. She may seem like a diva who doesn’t care about anything in the beginning, but in the end she opens up. To me, Isabel is simply a girl who misses her home and knows how to hide her emotions. I know that it is putting it lightly, but I tend to think that I give people the benefit of the doubt. Besides, I enjoy her moodiness and the whole fish-out-of-water-in-her- own home idea.


Likes and Dislikes

This tale, like any other, has it’s pros and cons. The scenes were largely descriptive, the wolves could be clearly pictured and they each had clear personalities of their own. Another thing is that, unlike other werewolf stories, when transformed into wolves they became purely animal, losing all human thoughts, feelings and coherent thought. However, although there was much that I enjoyed, there was some holes in the story, some loose ends.


Rating

4 Stars
Personally, I loved this book. It brought a completely new twist onto the term werewolf and shows just how far the power of faith and love can go. A powerful and inspirational story, ‘Shiver’ is a story of the highest quality and deserves, at least in my opinion, each and every star.


Recommendation?

I recommend this book to people who are interested in werewolves. Though I do warn you that the wolves of Mercy Falls are not like any other pack. These wolves are heat sensitive and when they shift they forget everything – even who they are. ‘Shiver’ is unlike any other book I have read before, werewolf or otherwise. Despite this, some people are also saying that this book is a lot like Twilight – go figure.

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