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

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  7,524 ratings  ·  148 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!!
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Forever Review:
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Trilogy on sale for $3.99!!!!
I read this series because I'm in love with The Raven Cycle and am impatiently awaiting the next installment, but I've gotta tell you... it does not scratch that itch. At all. I sort of feel like this series might be the bad Twilight ripoff that Maggie Stiefvater wrote to trick a publisher into taking her on to capitalize on that demographic so that she could then, once having a publisher, actually write something worthwhile. I mean, they weren't Twilight levels of terrible. I got through them. ...more
Aug 24, 2014 Juniper 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
Nico Pelosi
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater is a wonderful fiction book about the importance of family and belonging in Mercy Falls, Minnesota. Grace Brisbane was attacked when she was little girl by wolves. One of the wolves stopped the pack from killing her. Sam, who turns back into a boy in the heat of the summer months, sometimes sees Grace but never works up the courage to speak to her.Grace doesn't realize the wolves are werewolves until after the death of a classmate, Jack Culpepper. Grace's parents are ...more
In dieser Liebesgeschichte geht es vor allem um Sam, einen Jungen, der sich bei Kälte in einen Wolf verwandelt, und Grace, die ein scheinbar normales Mädchen ist - mit einem ordentlichen Faible für „den Wolf mit den bernsteinfarbenen Augen“. Jahr für Jahr beobachtet sie die Wölfe, und vor allem „ihren“ Wolf, im Wald. Und Sam (der zufällig auch bernsteinfarbene Augen hat) beobachtet Grace aus der Ferne. Es scheint nie zu einem Zusammentreffen zu kommen, bis eines Tages … etwas … passiert, was die ...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
3.5 stars. The overarching story is interesting, and a new take on werewolves. There were some things I hate about this series, though. Mainly the dialogue between Grace and Sam. I found Grace so annoying sometimes. And it bothers me that it took so long for them to figure out that Grace was cured of being a werewolf by being left in a hot car. I think they could have explored that idea right away. And why was Sam so sure that it was his last year being a human? Despite getting annoyed with some ...more
Ea Solinas
Right now we're being inundated in paranormal romances -- including quite a few about werewolves. But Maggie Stiefvater's "Shiver Trilogy" has a delicate, wintry quality that most paranormal romances lack, as well as a romance that tosses aside "Twilight"-style crushy obsessions in favor of a gentle, sweet romance threatened by nature itself as well as humanity.

In "Shiver," Grace has been visited by a yellow-eyed wolf every winter. When a teenage boy is killed by wolves, and his body is stolen f
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
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I love strong characters. I believe that clever plots are great, but strong characters are priceless. I enjoyed this paranormal love story. This is the perfect follow-up for anyone entranced in Twilight, Beautiful Creatures, or any other series that has paranormal mixed with the realities of teen life included. This was a quick, enjoyable read!
Lilly Blaisdell
It is not a cheesy, rip-off Twilight like so many other novels. Read it. They are so good and are so sweet and keep you on your toes. I felt everything from euphoric happiness to desolate sadness while reading these books and I would definitely re-read them several times if I had the time. They are so amazing and so, so good.
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
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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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