Frozen, Ferocity, Twilight, Winter...they will all make you Shiver

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Grace was attacked by wolves when she was eleven years old. Given her young age and the traumatic nature of it, her memories of the event are sketchy. But she knows there was a single wolf who saved her life that day. What she has always remembered is this: his yellow eyes. I thought I'd never see them again.

 

The wolf has also never forgotten seeing members of his pack tearing the life out of her while she just held his gaze, letting the other wolves mutilate her. I thought she was the most beautiful girl I'd ever seen, a tiny, bloody angel in the snow, and they were going to destroy her. So he stopped it.

 

Six years have passed, and Grace still feels a connection with her wolf. She watches him at the edge of the woods every winter when the earth is bitter with cold. She spends her summers mourning his absence. However, this peaceful seasonal pattern is interrupted when the wolves attack and kill a human. The community now feels threatened and a hunt ensues. When Grace realizes this, she does everything she can to stop it, lest her harmless wolf be slaughtered. She knows she may too late, though, as she's already heard many shots fired followed by the painful howls of wolves. A police officer forces her to go home that evening, and she is shocked by what she finds on her deck: her wolf, twisted and bloody...and human.

 

Here's the part where I must curb my compulsion to tell you every heartrending detail of this book (and there are so many!). But I will say that what follows is an exquisitely written story of discovery, love, and loss. This fairy tale unfolds offering ethereal delights and shocking revelations not just about our newly inseparable duo, but also the peculiar events that have been transpiring around them.

 

Shiver is easily the best Teen Fiction book released so far this year. A bold statement, I know, but I genuinely believe it. A must-read, especially for the Twilight-obsessed reader, any lover of paranormal romance, and those who just enjoy a well-written book.

 

It will make you shiver.

Comments
by B&N Bookseller Scarls17 on ‎08-19-2009 03:45 PM
I'm excited to read this. Thanks for the great review!
by B&N Bookseller kim-galleria on ‎08-19-2009 07:44 PM
I found this very refreshing after seeing all of the post - Twilight books in teen.  This is more of a classic teen coming of age and loyalty than horror.  You are so right about how beautifully written this book is- hope we see more out of this author soon!
by thaisra on ‎08-22-2009 07:55 PM
I want to read this books so bad!
by Kikomay on ‎11-28-2009 10:48 PM

I was having a hard time trying to find something to read after the twilight books, and I read the reviews on this book here on this page and I had to have it.  So I ordered it and as soon as it came in I started reading.. I so could not put the book down.. I love this book, however, I felt like the ending could have went on just a little bit more.. It felt like I was cut off from my emotion trip with this book too soon.  Part of me hopes the writer will write a second book, but I doubt it will happen.. Anyways, GREAT book, a must read!

by B&N Bookseller melissas on ‎12-01-2009 11:50 PM

Kikomay—good news! There is a sequel in the works, titled Linger. I'm looking forward to it!

by Moderator paulgoatallen on ‎12-02-2009 05:56 PM

Excellent review, Melissa – truly excellent!

by TheOnlyVIT on ‎01-03-2010 04:08 PM

I passed this book 10 times and thought, "Eh. It doesn't look that great."

I am definitly reading this book after reading that review. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

by B&N Bookseller Scarls17 on ‎01-14-2010 08:12 PM

THIS BOOK IS SOOOOO GOOOOOOODDD!!!!!!!

 

I can't wait for Linger.

by krissajean7 on ‎02-17-2010 09:48 PM

THANK YOU! If you hadn't put this review on here I never would have read Shiver, which, btw, is the best book EVER! I cant wait for the next book to come out, Linger. I hope you all read this book! I'll even lend you my copy if you ask!

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