Thursday, July 28, 2011
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
As a young girl, Grace was dragged off by a pack of wolves and bitten. She seemed to be spared by one wolf in particular, not that she really remembers much of it. Now she spends her time watching the wolves. It's a growing obsession. People are wary of the wolves in Mercy Falls. One day a boy from her school gets attacked by wolves, and is presumably dead. A huge wolf hunt ensues, and Grace runs out to stop the destruction of the wolves she has watched for six years. Her favourite wolf gets shot, and inexplicably turns into a naked teenaged boy. Turns out, the wolves are werewolves. Grace and 'Sam', spend stolen days and nights together as the temperature drops (the factor that will turn Sam back into his wolf form) and fall in love. Sam knows that this is his last chance to be a human and he is willing to risk everything to stay that way. This is definitely a love story, and a good one at that. Pick it up!