Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Review: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Remember what I said yesterday about loving a good bubble gum read every now and then? I wasn't kidding. Since I had finished House Rules and needed to read Shiver for a discussion with a Nestie friend (FYI Nesties are my online book loving friends - bissou, ladies!). I started at 8 and finished sometime around 2. So I'm definitely paying for staying up way too late at work this morning, but it was worth it.
Basic outline of the story: wolf pack attacks girl, girl meets wolf, girl falls in love with wolf, wolf turns out to be human. Complications ensue. If you're wondering if this is Twilight with werewolved I can't tell you because I've never read Twilight. But it was fun as all get out. I will admit that the first 100 or so pages creeped me out. The wolf-love thing is weird. But then the story starts and once you get to the end, the wolf-love isn't so creepy and is actually somewhat explained. But I hate spoilers and you all know how to use Amazon to find the full plot summary if you really need it.
What we're all really here for is my recommendation, right? I say, yes, read the book. Unless you are a book snot. Then you should probably stay away. And don't feel the need to ruin it for me by telling me why you hate it. If there is one thing that annoys me, it is book snots who have to tell people who like a book despite it's quirks (this book's quirk just happens to be it's plot revolving around teen-werewolf romance) why they shouldn't love a book. Again, let me stress that I don't care. Maggie Stiefvater is probably hanging out with Jodi Picoult swimming in solid gold pools of cash.
Summary: I liked it, and if you read for pleasure or enjoy YA at all you should check this one out. I don't like YA usually and I really don't like paranormal, but this one is an exception to all my rules. Give it a try and try to ignore the first 100 pages of weirdness.

5 comments:

  1. I'm so excited that you liked this!! Shiver was definitely one of my favorite books from last year and I cannot wait until Linger

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  2. Glad you enjoyed this book! :) Also can't wait for Linger and Forever. This one really pleasantly surprised me.

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  3. Definitely a fun book! I really enjoyed it as well. Can't wait for the rest of the series!

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  4. I loved this book so much! I'm joining all the random blogs I can just to win an ARC of Linger!

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