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ISBN13: 9780545123266
ISBN10: 0545123267
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Staff Pick

I know there's a ton of competition for the next big book to read after the Twilight saga, and I can guarantee one book that will fill the void: Shiver. Atmospheric, looming with danger, and positively brimming with that impossible romance — I couldn't put it down. Great gift!
Recommended by Jill S., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf — her wolf — is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human — or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

Review:

"Stiefvater leaves the faeries of Lament and Ballad for a lyrical tale of alienated werewolves and first love. For years, Grace has been fascinated by the yellow-eyed wolf that saved her from its pack when she was a child. Sam, bitten by a wolf as a boy, is that wolf. Long obsessed with each other at a distance, they finally meet after a wolf hunt (inspired by the apparent death of a local teen) sends a wounded and temporarily human Sam into Grace's arms. Their young love is facilitated by Grace's hands-off parents ('Once upon a time, I would've leaped at the rare opportunity of curling up with Mom on the couch. But now, it sort of felt like too little, too late,' Grace muses), but threatened by two linked crises: the fact that Sam will soon lose the ability to become human and the instability of a new lycanthrope. Stiefvater skillfully increases the tension throughout; her take on werewolves is interesting and original while her characters are refreshingly willing to use their brains to deal with the challenges they face. Ages 13 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Love can be a real monster.
 
Sixteen-year-old Boys never left home.  When youre the son of Frankensteins monster and the Bride, its tough to go out in public, unless you want to draw the attention of a torch-wielding mob.  And since Boy and his family live in a secret enclave of monsters hidden under Times Square, its important they maintain a low profile.
 
Boys only interactions with the world are through the Internet, where hes a hacker extraordinaire who can hide his hulking body and stitched-together face behind a layer of code.  When conflict erupts at home, Boy runs away and embarks on a cross-country road trip with the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde, who introduce him to malls and diners, love and heartbreak. But no matter how far Boy runs, he cant escape his demons—both literal and figurative—until he faces his family once more.
 
This hilarious, romantic, and wildly imaginative tale redefines what it means to be a monster—and a man. 

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About the Author

Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, Forever, and The Scorpio Races. She is also the author of Lament: The Faerie Queens Deception and Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. You can visit her online at www.maggiestiefvater.com.

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Maya W, December 15, 2013 (view all comments by Maya W)

Shiver is a thrilling love story about a girl named grace who falls in love with a boy named Sam. They love each other and everything is perfect except, Sam is no ordinary boy. He is a wolf. He lives with a pack of other wolves and can transform into a human when the weather gets warm. Sam knows that this is the last year he will be able to change into a human. Grace must fight to keep him human because she knows that if he changes he is never going to come back.
I really enjoyed reading Shiver because it has such descriptive writing that you can almost feel the cold and smell the crisp leaves. I would recommend this book to girls mostly who like magic, love, and suspense. This book changes from Sam’s perspective to Grace's every couple of chapters. I really liked this because you could see the world through both of their eyes. I also think that people who liked Twilight would like this book a lot because there are some similarities to them. I really loved reading this book and I hope you love it as much as I did.
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Lieder Madchen, September 6, 2011 (view all comments by Lieder Madchen)
Shiver is such a perfect title for the first book in this series. It sends shivers down your spine and all over every inch of skin as you read. The first thing I noticed when I opened Shiver was that the text was a lovely shade of blue that matched the cover. I thought that this would bother me, but within two chapters I realized that I liked it. It was another thing that made this book unique.

The second thing I noticed was the beautiful writing style. I could drown in those wonderful, lyrical words. It is written in the alternating points of view of Grace Brisbane and Sam Roth. Both are distinctly different individuals with their own unique style. I loved them both, but Sam in particular. His side of the story is so heartbreaking, his words so abstract and beautiful. When I read about his past and what his parents had done to him, I wanted to cry. I don't think I have ever become so invested in a character so quickly before, but Sam's vulnerability and simple dreams captured me immediately.

Grace is a more subtle character, so it is harder to pinpoint the moment when she slipped under my guard. By the time I noticed, she and Sam where two parts of one whole instead of separate entities. The idea of one without the other is just wrong. Sam is the leader, but Grace is the one who gives him strength and keeps him gently rooted in reality when he threatens to fade away.
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Leigh Livick, December 1, 2010 (view all comments by Leigh Livick)
Boy saves girl from wolves. Girl loves wolf-boy from afar. Wolf-boy loves girl from afar. Will they find each other? I wasn't expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780545123266
Author:
Stiefvater, Maggie
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Author:
Skovron, Jon
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Animals - Wolves
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Shiver
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 400 pages Scholastic Press - English 9780545123266 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

I know there's a ton of competition for the next big book to read after the Twilight saga, and I can guarantee one book that will fill the void: Shiver. Atmospheric, looming with danger, and positively brimming with that impossible romance — I couldn't put it down. Great gift!

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Stiefvater leaves the faeries of Lament and Ballad for a lyrical tale of alienated werewolves and first love. For years, Grace has been fascinated by the yellow-eyed wolf that saved her from its pack when she was a child. Sam, bitten by a wolf as a boy, is that wolf. Long obsessed with each other at a distance, they finally meet after a wolf hunt (inspired by the apparent death of a local teen) sends a wounded and temporarily human Sam into Grace's arms. Their young love is facilitated by Grace's hands-off parents ('Once upon a time, I would've leaped at the rare opportunity of curling up with Mom on the couch. But now, it sort of felt like too little, too late,' Grace muses), but threatened by two linked crises: the fact that Sam will soon lose the ability to become human and the instability of a new lycanthrope. Stiefvater skillfully increases the tension throughout; her take on werewolves is interesting and original while her characters are refreshingly willing to use their brains to deal with the challenges they face. Ages 13 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Love can be a real monster.
 
Sixteen-year-old Boys never left home.  When youre the son of Frankensteins monster and the Bride, its tough to go out in public, unless you want to draw the attention of a torch-wielding mob.  And since Boy and his family live in a secret enclave of monsters hidden under Times Square, its important they maintain a low profile.
 
Boys only interactions with the world are through the Internet, where hes a hacker extraordinaire who can hide his hulking body and stitched-together face behind a layer of code.  When conflict erupts at home, Boy runs away and embarks on a cross-country road trip with the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde, who introduce him to malls and diners, love and heartbreak. But no matter how far Boy runs, he cant escape his demons—both literal and figurative—until he faces his family once more.
 
This hilarious, romantic, and wildly imaginative tale redefines what it means to be a monster—and a man. 
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