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Shiver Trilogy Boxset (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1-3)

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  6,568 ratings  ·  128 reviews
The amazing, haunting Shiver trilogy is complete!
Sam's not just a normal boy - he has a secret. During the summer he walks and talks as a human, but when the cold comes, he runs with his pack as a wolf. Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house - but never dreamed that she would fall in love with one of them. Now that they've found eac
Hardcover, 1150 pages
Published July 12th 2011 by Scholastic Press (first published November 1st 2010)
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Someone asked me the other day, "If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?"

Of course my first answer was "For more wishes. Duh." But then they glared at me so I was like, "Fine. I'd wish for more time to think of what to wish for because I don't like pressure!" I crossed my arms, made a face like a frustrated five year old, and stomped away.

Well, today I have decided what I want one of my wishes to be. I want a machine that can bring people back from the dead, for one reason only:

To shov
I read this series when it first came out and recently reread it. Something about Maggie Stiefvater just draws me in. Her writing is lyrical, just short of poetic, although there is no lack of (quoted) poetry. I love the pictures she paints with her simple, show-don't-tell style. Somehow I enjoyed these books even more the second time around. Having the big picture under my belt, I picked up on subtleties in the story that weren't evident the first time. Her characters (the sensible pragmatist, ...more
Apr 30, 2014 Angela marked it as uninterested  ·  review of another edition
43% into the sample, and I'm BORED.

Eight chapters. Switching POVs. Short sentences abound. Boring Characters bore. Boring world isn't explained. Boring story is boring.

If you're interested: $3.99 for the trilogy on Kindle. It's a good deal for 3 books. I'll pass.
I really, really like the way Stiefvater writes. For some reason I read Shiver a few years ago, then didn't follow through on the rest of the series. But I just finished the whole trilogy on audiobook, and it really is very good.

Stiefvater does certain things very differently from other YA authors. I am absolutely fascinated by the way she wrote Grace's parents, a couple who usually treat their daughter like a roommate. They are frustrating and familiar (not my parents, but other parents) and qu
rose catcherpie
The series focuses on Grace and Sam. Grace is a high school student in love with her wolf boy Sam. Since the werewolf/shifter genre has grown tired, Maggie decided to throw some ice on this one, literally. When winter hits Sam shifts back into fluffy. Grace and Sam grow closer and closer and closer and closer (ha -had to do it) while dreading the approaching cold. A few other characters are thrown in the mix and stick around throughout the series. Some annoyed me while others made me feel sad (I ...more
Please see the individual Books for a review.
this is just how i purchased my books.
Sorry But I'm Not swapping this one!!
Click on the links below to find the review for each book.
Shiver Review:
Linger Review:
Forever Review:
Aug 24, 2014 Star marked it as paperbooks
GGRRRRR!!!! Are you serious, Maggie Stiefvater!? Now, in book 2, you're giving us an inane theory that could never be plausible if you paid any attention to your own story! WARNING: the following contains what may be considered SPOILERS...

So Cole says (paraphrasing of course) - Sam, you know that wolf that was found and Grace haven't shifted in what, a decade or more...

Wait...what?'s been SIX years since Grace was dragged into the woods and bitten.

Cole - So you know how you
this series of books were awesome they just simply rocked!!!
the first one (Shiver) in my eyes was the best it was an amazing and touching book that will probly still be around in years from now.
the second one (Linger) was super good but i still think that the first one was just breath taking,this one may not have been as good in my eyes but it was still a realy good book that made a nice conyinueation to the first one!
The last one (Forever) well the title was not that original but still all toge
Shameyn Dones
I love this series.

SHIVER got me all hooked up with the love between Sam and Grace. He was a wolf, she was not. But she knew he was. And he knew something about her that wasn't right. In this first installment, they meet again, they fell in love, and Grace is strugling with Sam soon to be changing in to a wolf. He tell his story about how it happened and what his parents did to him. I read Shiver in two days, only because I had to work and I would've look weird(crazy) reading while attending cus
Laura Odom
I enjoyed this trilogy. I know what you’re thinking. It sounds “Twilight-ish,” but in my opinion, it has a lot more depth to it. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed the Twilight series. The books were a nice mindless read. The characters in the Mercy Falls books though have much more depth and seem much more “real”, in my opinion. One thing I appreciated about these books is that they were each finished on their own. Yes, I wanted to read the next book, but the first two books didn’t end on huge cliff ...more
Nilah Haines

I read the book Forever, third book FYI.

This is the best book I have ever read in my entire life. So, if you are like me who loves romantic adventures then this is the book for you. It is about a boy named Sam who is a werewolf, in love with a human girl, Grace. If you have read the first two books Grace and Sam are in love and live in Grace's parents house and the wolf inside her is trapped and that is making her die.
The book Forever starts out with Grace waking up and being close to a neighb
Patricia BookExhibitionism
This box looks so good in my shelf. <3 :D
Nach dem Sommer

Zum Inhalt: Als Kind wird Grace von Wölfen überfallen, doch ein spezieller Wolf mit gelben Augen rettet sie vor ihren Angreifern. Daher wartet sie Winter für Winter, um ihn wiederzusehen. Sam hingegen beobachtet Grace jahrelang aus der Ferne, denn er ist im Winter kein Mensch, sondern ein Wolf. Doch das Schicksal zwingt sie beide, dass sie sich begegnen und Zeit miteinander verbringen.

Meine Meinung: Eine berührende, ergreifende und hochemotionale Geschichte mit einigen dramatische
Linsey Duncan
Raven Boys was so delightful that going back in time to Wolves of Mercy Falls was maybe always going to be a disappointment. Don't get me wrong -- this is still skillful stuff. Maggie can always spin a line and, for example, "I may have thrown one too many Molotov cocktails over God's fence," is a stonking good one. And her treatment of lycanthropy as simultaneously a disease and a metaphor for death is an interesting one. Most of my problems with the book might be rooted in my lack of interest ...more
Some of us may feel annoyed about reading about a girl falling in love with a werewolf so soon after Twilight, but the books deal with the fantasy aspects in unique ways, and like Stephanie Meyer, Stiefvater changes some of the old legends and creates her own. Also, the story is not just love—there are some action-packed bits too. After Shiver, the books lose the similarities with Twilight, new characters/romances are introduced, and it all gets less cheesy.
Alternating, first-pers
I really really liked the first book; it was absolutely addictive. But the other two were really disappointing. What I found difficult about these books was how Maggie changed who was speaking almost every paragraph, so I sometimes got confused who was talking or what the frick was going on. There were really good scenes in the books that were easy to read and enjoy, but some just didn't really fit and were a bit choppy in my opinion. In the last book, the end was annoying! The author pretty muc ...more
Christy Luis
The story of these books rocketed me to high highs and dragged me to lows lows--like any good story does.
The first book: Music, love, shapeshifting wolves. Sam is "The Boy," a wolf. He doesn't want to be, but as far as he knows, he can't change it. Grace is his "Summer Girl," because Summer is the only time where he can live a normal life, without his body exploding and reforming into an almost-human wolf. How can this work, you ask? Read.
The second book eclipses it, in my humble opinion. C
I am reviewing this series all together because they flow perfectly from one to another and I read them over a period of two days. I love, love, love this series so I am going to talk about them a lot and I will probably give things away, so I am putting a spoiler alert on most of my review. For those of you who have never read the series and don't like spoilers, I will share a few of the adjectives that I will probably use in my review. Beautiful. Lyrical. Unique. Abstract. Bittersweet. Tragic. ...more
I can't describe the euphoria I get everytime I read any of these books. The words flow in and out like little threads, so that by the end it has weaved into your heart so you can never forget the love of Sam and Grace. A nontraditional take on werewolves, it is a belovd series of mine, and I knkw it will be yours too.
Claire Stewart
I loved it! the character's are all so likeable and I found I could hardly put it down. Sam and Grace have a real teenage love, unlike in other romance novels, they're nervous about being with eachother but they love eachother! And I like how different these books are from your other werwolf novels.

I loved reading this too. But it was definitely really sad at the end, but suspense was good, inevitably leaving the readers hungry for more.

As I said in my review for Linger,
Zoe Tribley
Read this series through middle school
and yes

my mind was very very very much less complex than it is now

but it could interpret when it didn't like a series...

and it also knows to sensibly keep it's metaphorical mouth shut or else it might get its ass kicked by the people who obviously rave about this book and love it to like. f***ng Pluto and back.

I thought this series was nice.

It was fine...

But that's all it is to me. Honestly, the appeals that other people found, I just didn't discover, and
Tori Stegle
I enjoyed this a lot. Grace and Sam are great lead characters and even better together as a couple. Based on the plot and story Stiefvater created, they were meant for each other. I loved this new take on wolves of course.. having them be in wolf form during the winter and all. And then all of the ansgt, twists and turns?!?! It totally left me wanting more and I was sad for the lovebirds. But hey, it ended how it was suppose to :) The introduction of Cole was good too. The series needed a charac ...more
This whole series got me hooked from the second I have read the descripition on the back. I love it. I love the romance, fanstay, and the drama in it. I finally was able to buy the set for myself and it was a birthday gift to myself. I love it and haven't stopped reading them.
Sharon DeVault
I really loved this series--Sam and Grace's story is so sad at first, yet so uplifting. I love the detail about the wolves and their behavior, as well. And the secondary characters of Cole and Isabel are fascinating too (gotta love a reformed bad boy!). I'm excited for the continuation of Cole and Isabel's story this summer!
So I read the first book Shiver over 4 years ago and I never finished the series. So here I am reading it again, and liking it so much more than the first time around.
I am now looking forward to finishing the series. Then looking at more for this author. My eyes have been opened again.
This can only get 3 stars out of me because it was so slow and boring. I don't even know how to put it into words. It was just... boring. I couldn't find a way to get into it and when I first read it, I was lost. I had to attempt reading it 3 times to finally understand the wolves and the relationships and what is happening. I can't say anything more, it was just.... disappointing.
The shiver trilogy is a typical, boring werewolf story. It wasnt very enjoyable, it wasnt compelling or surprising, nor did it really seem to have much of a story line. it just seems the problems drag on throughout the three books, with each character slowly realising the obvious option to solve the complications. It was pretty easy to read though, and if it werent for the occasional teenage moment, i wouldve suspected it was for a younger reading age. The covers were pretty but also kind of chi ...more
Hannah K
I wasn't into supernatural romance much after Twilight kind of ruined it for me, but I really liked these! These aren't your run-of-the-mill werewolves, and the romance is convincing and relateable. Definitely would recommend.
Antoinette Rowlands
An absolute must read for YA fiction fans. I thoroughly enjoyed this set and look forward to Maggie Stiefvater's other novels. I found myself unable to put down the books at all.
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New York Times bestselling author of The Shiver Trilogy, The Raven Cycle, and The Scorpio Races. Artist. Driver of things with wheels. Avid reader.

All of Maggie Stiefvater's life decisions have been based around her inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space, and coming to work in your pajamas are frowned upon when you're a waitress, calligraphy instructor, or tech
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Other Books in the Series

The Wolves of Mercy Falls (4 books)
  • Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
  • Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)
  • Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)
  • Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #4)
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) The Scorpio Races The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

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