Thursday, August 23, 2012
369 Pages [Kindle]
Published 13 July 2010
Once Grace and Sam have found each other, they know they must fight to stay together. For Sam, this means a reckoning with his werewolf past. For Grace, it means facing a future that is less and less certain.
Into their world comes a new wolf named Cole, whose past is full of hurt and danger. He is wrestling with his own demons, embracing the life of a wolf while denying the ties of being human.
For Grace, Sam, and Cole, life is a constant struggle between two forces -- wolf and human -- with love bearing its two sides as well. It is harrowing and euphoric, freeing and entrapping, enticing and alarming. As their world falls apart, love is what lingers. But will it be enough?
So Sam & Grace are together.
The cure worked.
But now there is a whole slew of new problems. Beck has left behind new wolves to be cared for. Isabel's dad is even more gung-ho about killing more wolves. Grace isn't feeling well and stinks of wolf. And Grace's parents catch them together in her bed (kind of).
I think this book was easier for me to get sucked in to because of the way Sam & Grace are separated by way of her never-present roommate parents...who by the way are complete douchebags. I was forbade from seeing my now-husband right after we started dating. I think Grace becomes a little irritating in this one, in the sense that you just want her to SPEAK UP about how she's feeling. I was glad she told her dumb parents off - good for her, but I wanted her to say something about how she was feeling to Sam. Cole is rough. He is a hard character to get a feel for at first. I think I'm starting to like him now - or at least want to see his character grow and have resolve to his problems. Isabel is probably my new favorite character. She is the bitch that the story needs. The person who comes in, tells it like it is, fills in the blanks, and gets stuff done! It's also interesting to get to know her personality better. I really love her perspective in the story. I really enjoyed how Stiefvater went more into the wolf mythology in this one and how she brought Cole, whose dad is a "mad scientist" into the story to help get a more accurate opinion on why the wolves function as they do. This was just another great book!
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater [here]
[Counts toward my TBR Pile challenge: here]
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