When a local boy is killed by wolves, Grace’s small town becomes a place of fear and suspicion. But Grace can’t help being fascinated by the pack, and by one yellow-eyed wolf in particular. There’s something about him – something almost human. Then she meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away…
A chilling love story that will have you hooked from the very first page.
My expectations for this book were very high, and Shiver didn’t quite live up to them. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but I was a little disappointed. This was probably due to my love for The Raven Cycle because it is awesome, and this wasn’t as good. However, I did enjoy it and it isn’t a bad book.
I really liked the world and the mythology of the werewolves in this book. The temperature effects whether they’re a human or a wolf, which I thought was really cool, and the general werewolf thing was fun. However, the actual pacing and story of the book felt rather slow. It took me a while to get through the book because of this, and it definitely made me enjoy the book less.
Character-wise, I liked both Grace and Sam as individuals. Grace was a lot of fun and she was a really interesting character to discover, and Sam was a sweetheart. My problem with them was their relationship. In all honesty, I found it all very creepy and weird to start with because for ten(?) years they’ve been watching each other – one as a human and the other wolf. Suddenly, when Sam’s human, they fall in love and talk about how they’ve always loved each other. I just didn’t get it. I’ll admit, I did get used to them by the end and liked their relationship more.
I also really liked the ending of the book – it was very tidy, with some questions set up for the next book. Overall, it was alright and I’m considering reading the next book in the series seeing as I have it already.
Have you read Shiver? What did you think?