I loved this book so much! Picture Twilight, but replace vampires with
werewolves. And I know that can sound kind of lame, because when you
think of werewolves you think of the general stereotypes, but Shiver really
puts a good twist on it.
Shiver is written from two different perspectives, the first one being Grace.
Grace has been obsessed with wolves ever since she was attacked, and
saved, by wolves as a kid. Actually, she’s been obsessed with one wolf in
particular. Her wolf stands out with his uncanny yellow eyes that she can
And then there’s our other main character, Sam. He lives a double life; half of
the time a wolf, the other half a human. When the weather turns cold, he’s
forced to turn too. However, this isn’t the life he wanted. And when he finally
meets Grace in person, he fights to stay human harder than he ever has
“I’d found heaven and grabbed it as tightly as I could, but it was
unraveling, an insubstantial thread sliding between my fingers, too fine to
— Maggie Stiefvater
So every other chapter alternates between Sam and Grace, and they’re both
very captivating. Usually in books with multiple perspectives I prefer one
over another, but I honestly loved both of their views. They both are together
a lot, so it’s not like you’re completely losing a character when the
perspective switches, you just get to see it from another angle.
I enjoyed how the book has multiple facets to it. Not only does it incorporate
fiction/fantasy when bringing on werewolves, it also has romance, is
beautifully written, very heartwarming, and just a little bit tragic. Anyone
who says this book is not good is either lying or crazy, because Shiver is just
so amazing and touching. Totally recommend!