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

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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...more
Hardcover, 1150 pages
Published July 12th 2011 by Scholastic Press (first published November 1st 2010)
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Circus Princess
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...more
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
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
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...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:
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
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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
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,...more
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...more
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
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!
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
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.
I devoured all three of these books. I'm not sure why. It was a little too teen for my typical reading tastes but read all three books in the trilogy back to back. I guess each book inspires you to read the next. I can't say I didn't enjoy it.

The author really made me care about what happened to the characters, even when she introduced ones that I didn't like, she gave them redeeming qualities which kept me guessing, because I never knew what they were going to do or how they were going to get t...more
Morgan: Read, Eat, Dream
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Overall I gave The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater 4 STARS. Shiver, Linger, and Forever complete The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy, and it's a wonderful series filled with wolves, romance and suspense. Although I wish Maggie Stiefvater would have answered more of my questions in the conclusion of Forever, I still think this is a great young adult series and I highly recommend it.

Robyn McLaughlin
Outstanding ! Fell in love with Maggie's writing and this serious first! It is definitely a brilliant series
Cicay Foutley
This is a story of a boy who used to be a wolf and a girl who became one.
Well, that was the essence of the three books until new characters entered on Linger. The same time I've got more interested with Cole St. Clair than Samuel Roth. Got bored with Sam playing it safe with wolves and Grace Brisbane. He's the Alpha dog and yet, Cole was the risk-taker finding the cure.

Writing this note is hard for I love Stiefvater's lyrical way of weaving a story. Furthermore, having five POVs was superb but i...more
Rie Warren
An amazing series of books by Stiefvater! Her words are so perfectly chosen they slip off the page to caress your mind. The characters are all wholly realized and although Same and Grace are my favorites, Cole and Isabel are incredibly interesting and entertaining. The wolves are multidimensional, and the plot is fascinating and frightening.

A beautiful group of books about a boy and his summer girl,and the range of their wonderful love which is wide as the Boundary Woods. I will miss reading th...more
Umwerfende Geschichte mit viel Gefühl; wundervoller Schreibstil von Maggie Stiefvater!
I did not get the books in the Boxset i got them as single copies. But the series still gets 5 stars from me. I got the first one for my birthday. It was a gift from my grandma, i read it all in one night. Then i reread it for the next 2 days. Then i bought the second one with a gift card from my birthday and even though the first 50 pages were boringish i still managed to read it in about 2 or 3 days. Then i was at my aunts house and we went to the book store and she bought me the third one whi...more
I read this series for myself ... it's not one my boys would be interested in (much more aimed at a female audience). But IF I had a daughter, I'd be in a bit of a quandary as to whether or not to recommend it, as I wouldn't want MY daughter to romanticize falling in love (and sleeping with her boyfriend) at 17 ... the parent/teen relationships are less than ideal too.

LOVED the first book. It ended on such an "ahhhhh" moment, I almost wish I had just stopped reading there. The other two books we...more
Yeah, I love these (I might have to come back and give it 5 stars). If I'd read them as a teenager I probably would have liked them more, but they're still great - why didn't these get as popular as Twilight?

I will say that the similar plotlines across the books are a little bit annoying - they're approached from different ways, but it's the same problem happening each time.
Shannon Schanus
It was a different way to look at werewolfism, and the main love story was sweet (very twilightesq). However, there was another love match that was building and IMO was much more interesting and in depth than the main couple, but it was never finished. Plus, the writing didn't really make me want to read it as fast as I devour other books. I could put it down and not feel the tug to go back to it right away. I can sum it up by saying: They aren't going on my reread list...
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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...more
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