Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls, book 1
Recommend to Others?: Yes
Grace and Sam have spent years watching, longing for each other – one human and the other part wolf. Once they finally meet – human to human – they’ll do what they can to stay together and not allow the cold to diminish their love or the future they could have together.
I have been wanting to read Shiver years but never got around to it until now (finally). In the beginning of this story, I kind of got this vibe that I wasn’t going to enjoy it after all because I felt too old for this particular story. But it did get really interesting and more compelling as the story went on. It turned out to be a great read and left me wanting to read the rest of this trilogy.
The conflict is interestingly played out as we watch Grace and Sam try to keep him human as the approach of winter’s true cold urges him to be a wolf. The love between them is sweet, making Shiver a charming tale altogether. I don’t think this was quite a case of insta-love since whatever they first (unknowingly) thought of/felt for each other seemed to blossom over the course of six years.
My favorite part (not spoiler) was when Grace and Sam go to the bookstore and how Grace describes the bookstore and the memories it evokes in her. It spoke to my inner book nerd.
I am surprised that this was published in blue ink as color ink always seems costlier than printing in black ink. But the blue text really adds to the light blue and white color scheme of the cover.
I’m really glad this turned out better than expected.