Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"Shiver" Do you give it the cold shoulder?

Summary: 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....

My Review:

The Good: This story had a unique chilling twist from the typical werewolf stories filling bookstore bookshelves today.
I really enjoyed the way the author used two voices to tell this story. You got to glimpse both characters minds in away most authors don’t do. Also how she used poetry and lyrics to describe the feelings zinging through Sam. I liked the love between Sam and Grace. The way they acted around each other was reminiscent of real life soul mates. It wasn’t a corny kind of romance.

The Bad: The author didn’t address some need to know questions until halfway through the book. I spent the first 100 plus pages going 'why doesn’t Sam just take Grace and move to the equator?' It was frustrating to find out the details later than sooner. The story also contained many subplots that really didn’t develop into anything or maybe I just missed them.

The Questions?

YA or Adult---YA

Tearjerker --- I have to admit a few tears rolled down my cheeks.

Laugh worthy--A character named Isabelle supplied most of the laughs.

Action--- Not a lot in this story.

Gruesome--- No sickening bone breaking descriptions in this book.

Love---- True love was written on every page...

Worth the money to buy? In the end, I would definitely survive the chill and grab a copy of this


How many paws out of five?

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