Maggie Stiefvater
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Jan 24, 2023

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater tells the story of Grace and Sam, two teenagers living in the
fictional town of Mercy Falls, Minnesota. Grace is a daughter to two neglectful parents who
spends most of her time watching the local wolf population. Her fascination with the wolves has
persisted ever since one saved her when she was a small girl. However, when she meets a boy
with the same yellow eyes as the wolf who has always looked out for her, her life’s trajectory
veers wildly off course. Now, Grace must handle falling in love while trying to save the wolves
from the growing public vendetta against the pack.

Shiver was a wonderful read. After reading The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater,
I decided to try her next series, The Wolves of Mercy Falls, and it did not disappoint. Sam and
Grace’s romance is one of my favorite relationships in fiction ever. Watching the two develop
was so sweet and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. Another amazing part of this
book were the nature-human interactions. A lot of this book centers on the wolves and their
dynamic, and how the humans react to their presence. The themes of humanity and nature make
ethos much more than a romance novel. To me, this book is a better version of Twilight. It
definitely deals with some heavy subject matter, so I would recommend it for 16+. If you love
supernatural and romantic stories that pack an emotional punch, then I would definitely
recommend this book. I would give it a 4.75/5.


Written by
Leilani G.

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