Shiver : Shiver

  • by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by David LeDoux, Jenna Lamia
  • Series: Shiver
  • 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Every summer Sam spends a few precious months being human, until the cold causes him to shift to a wolf once again. Discover what happens when he meets Grace in this chilling romance.

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Inventive Wolf YA Drama

Grace's early encounter with the wolves in the woods just beyond her backyard created a connection. She dreams of the wolf, who seems to have saved her, and his striking yellow eyes. When he shows himself in human form, the questions and mystery with their surrounding love story take off.

The idea for how the wolves transform; are created; hunt; live together; and many more intracacies are fascinating. Steifvater has a different take on the werewolf genre. She's talented and in the candy store sequence, as a reader, you believe you can smell the sweets and feel the old wooden floor beneath your feet after hearing the tinkling bell on the shop door.

The only drawbacks are the narrator for Sam, who sounds like a thirty-something and how whiny and anguished the characters come across. There a few lazy holes in the overall story, for example, Grace's parents are so flighty they don't know if she's at home or has eaten.

Overall, this story is definitely worth a listen for YA enthusiasts, young or old, who enjoy wolfie love stories.
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- FanB14

A lovely, strange lovestory

I loved this book. It's a young adult romance. There was enough sexual tension to maintain a romance, and what sex there was was discrete.

The love of a girl for the pack of wolves in the woods behind her house had a bizarre twist, integral to the plot.

None of the book was very realistic, but it wasn't meant to be. Werewolves don't exist...but here they do. Most kids of completely incompetent parents don't learn independence and thrive, although resenting their idiot parents. But accept that these kids did, and you'll dive into this story! The ending is a bit abrupt, although there is NOT a cliff hanger and I can't wait for the sequel! I hope that the same two readers read it as well...I loved their voices, (the point of view switched by the chapter between the boy and girl) and how they lived the simple, yet lovely dialog! It was lovely to listen to.
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- Thimblina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-13-2009
  • Publisher: Scholastic Audio