Book review of Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Book review of Shiver By Maggie Stiefvaterfour-stars_02

shiver-book-cover-books-to-read-10394812-262-400In a town called Mercy Falls, is where the main character named Grace lives. Grace has watched the wolves in the forest that backs onto her garden for years. One yellow eyed wolf, her wolf is haunting her life that she can’t seem to live without. It becomes an obsession and a love of the wolves in the town. When a young boy is killed by the wolf pack, the town members decide to hunt the wolves once and for all. When an injured boy called Sam appears in her garden Graces world id turned upside-down. Sam has yellow eyes like her wolf and even resembles the wolf she adores. Is this a coincidence or is it fate?

The first time I read this book I was an emotional 16 year old in desperate need for a fantasy escape, and this book delivered. Reading it again at age 22, I thoroughly enjoyed it if possible, even more. I appreciated the writing even more, the story, the love, the magic! There’s something about this book that makes it a read without fault for the winter. Just snuggled up with a blanket and some tea with this book was just the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

This dark romance is a perfect read at this time of year. I’d recommend any girl ages 13 and over to read this. With two more books to follow after it, I look forward to reading what adventure lies for Sam and Grace next and will their love last?