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Nach dem Sommer (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1)

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Schon seit Jahren ist Grace fasziniert von den Wölfen, die allabendlich um ihr Haus streichen. Besonders einer von ihnen hat es ihr angetan. Als nach dem mysteriösen Tod eines Mitschülers eine Wolfsjagd eröffnet wird, sucht sie verzweifelt »ihren« Wolf. Doch als sie ihn findet, ist er kein Tier mehr – sondern ein Mensch: Sam. Zwischen den beiden entflammt eine leidenschaft ...more
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Here's how I imagine Stiefvater's meeting with the publishing house.

Stiefvater: I want to write a book about a girl who falls in love with a vampire!
Publisher: Sorry, Maggie. That's been done before. Read Twilight. It's terrible!
Stiefvater: Oh. I want to write a book about a girl who falls in love with a zombie!
Publisher: Sorry, Maggie. That's been done before. Read Generation Dead. It's terrible!
Stiefvater: Oh. I want to write a book about a girl who falls in love with a werewolf!
Publisher: Bin
Kat Kennedy
Dec 04, 2013 Kat Kennedy rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Insomniacs... no, sorry, even then it's too cruel.
Recommended to Kat Kennedy by: The world. A very gender confused world.
I started reading this book and a curious thing happened. Suddenly my house was sparkling clean, my bills were filed away, I started playing Farm Story and reached level 13 in one day, I did my tax, I spent two hours chatting to the chatbott, Jabberwocky...Anything, and I mean ANYTHING to avoid the boredom of reading Shiver. Shiver, the story of a girl drastically into beastiality, only to find out her wolf lover was really a boy. As I read this book I had the strange urge to lock up my German s ...more
I read this book to the end so you don’t have to. Shiver should come with a Surgeon General’s Warning. I think all the purple prose has blacked out my eyes! Too bad the swelling didn’t prevent me from noticing the ginormous plot holes. And I need some aspirin because my head aches from clenching my jaw as I am certain all the sappy sweetness contained in this adverb infested book was injected straight into my molars. I am very much at a loss as to how this book has received so many glowing revie ...more
Dec 03, 2013 Tatiana rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Twilight fans, especially those on Team Jacob
Recommended to Tatiana by: YA Book club pick
To sum it up, this book should have been called "Twilight: Team Jacob Version." Why? Well, while I understand that the author wrote her first draft of "Shiver" before "Twilight" came out, still, the similarities are striking. A boring girl whose only personality traits are obsessing about her supernatural boyfriend, doing homework and cooking dinner for her parents - check; an emo supernatural boyfriend whose life revolves around his human flame, who plays an instrument and writes songs for his ...more
Wendy Darling
Lovely, lyrical, and achingly sad. Shiver is more introspective than most YA books and is sometimes criticized for being too slow or wordy, but I found it to be beautifully written, tragic, and a gorgeous take on werewolf lore. Sam's desperate struggle to hold onto his humanity is incredibly poignant, and his heartrending relationship with Grace is deeply emotional and sweet. It's a book that makes me cry every time I read it.

Sam cupped my face in his hands and looked me in the eyes. His eyes we
Who is publishing these horribly written YA novels? Who? (every publisher, ever) And more importantly, why? (for tons of cash)

First off, I didn't finish this book. I couldn't finish this book. I couldn't get 1/4 of the way through, even though I have the audiobook. Actually not only is this book boring as hell but the audiobook was poorly cast (more on that later). This is another book I picked up because of the pretty cover. *kicking self, a lot*

I have to admit the premise sounded interesting
Miss Kim
Apr 21, 2011 Miss Kim rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Miss Kim by: YA PR fans
This is a different take on werewolves, and I really liked it. Grace and Sam first meet when she is eleven, and attacked by his pack of wolves. He was a wolf and for some reason he didn’t understand, he saved her and took her away from the attack. Grace has been fascinated by this yellowed eyed wolf ever since. Her backyard touches the forest, so she is able to observe the wolves all winter.

These wolves shapeshift based on the temperature changes of the seasons. During summer, they are human an
Feb 16, 2011 Cory rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Idiots
Recommended to Cory by: No-one
Trolls: You are welcome to comment on my review. I won't delete your comments. Curse my name, curse my mother, I don't care. But please, don't forget to leave a comment. And make sure to send my review to all of your friends.

And the award for worst book of 2009 goes to: Shiver

What makes this book so bad, you may ask? Well, in layman's terms, I'm going to give a logical, detailed explanation as to why Shiver sucks--alliteration unintentional.

1. Grace

Grace has to be the worse heroine ever. Excuse
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
6.5 stars!

I don’t know how to review a book that took my breath away. Shiver left me with a feeling of complete satisfaction, joy spiced with sadness - as weird and paradoxical as that sounds. I’m so grateful to have read this book after all…

There aren’t many books on my 'books that changed me' shelf. In fact, there were only seven until today. But Shiver deserved its place, and now there are eight. What’s so special about it? I’ll try to be polite and refrain from gushing, but it won’t be easy
Dec 04, 2010 Sparrow rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Bertrice Small
The bestiality was definitely the most beautiful part of this story. It may seem obvious to you that such would be the case, but it was not obvious to me. I am not typically a fan of falling in love with dogs. There was truly something surreal and creepy about that part of this story that grabbed me, though. If only this had been a short story about one girl’s creepy obsession with wolves, I think I could have really liked it. It starts out with a ghostly beauty that is legitimately respectable. ...more
Note: After rereading this review, I decided to make some changes. While I stand by my opinions, I was unhappy with some of the ways in which I chose to voice them. The language of this review has been edited, however, the opinions are unchanged.

I read Shiver because it was recommended to me by someone who wasn't impressed with Twilight and insisted this was better. Well, it's not, although I wouldn't go as far as to say it's worse. Mostly, I was bored to tears by the lack of a solid plot and su
I probably should wait a little bit to write this review, but I can't! I guess I will start out with saying that this book drew me in from the moment I laid eyes upon it. The book cover is breathtaking. Even when I opened the first page of the book I was still taken back by how simple and beautiful it was. Yet, I can not judge a book just by its cover. I am not sure I can even find the words to describe how much I loved this book. It gave me an amazing feeling throughout the whole entire book. F ...more
When I made the decision to reread Shiver and its successor, Linger, in preparation for this trilogy's conclusion, Forever, I honestly got little butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it.
I originally read Shiver back in October of '09, and it hit me like nothing had before — and nothing has matched it since. Shiver mixes some of the sweetest, most realistic and heartwarming characters with a wonderfully chilly and melancholy atmosphere and it is written with stunningly lyrical prose. If
Shiver is narrated by the alternating points of view of Sam and Grace, two unbelievably different people drawn together by the power of love and devotion. When Grace was little, she was attacked by a pack of wolves but miraculously survived due to a certain yellow-eyed wolf's protection. Now her growing fascination is fixated on the wolves of Mercy Falls.

Sam isn't a human for as long as he would like to be. When the temperature drops and winter arises, he painfully transforms into a wolf. Howeve
Kristen "Kirby"
Shiver I did not.

Oh, another alluring, romantic-sounding novel about the relationship of a school girl and the wolf that has always protected her. Sounds soo good to all us teen girls and older women who loved Twilight. And yet, the equation is this: Appealing storyline + a gorgeous, mysterious cover = disappointed reader.

To be frank, reading Shiver was like labor outside on a hot day, with beads of sweat stinging my eyes, and a strong urge to just give up and quit. I was oh-so bored, sufferin
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**1.5 stars**

I'm just going to come right out and say it:

This book is emo bullshit.

I listened to 8 hours of this story on audiobook before DNFing this at 75%. That is 8 hours of my life that I will never get back.

I know I'm in the minority here. I'm accepting it. However, I just can't see why people are so enamored with this book. I'll get all of my frustration out now by explaining a few of my main issues with this book. **Some minor spoilers ahead**

1) The whole "I shift when it's cold" premi
Forget everything you thought you knew about werewolves.

Forget the full moon and silver bullets. Maggie Stiefvater's werewolves are different from any you've seen before. After being bitten, a werewolf changes erratically for a while, then settles into a seasonal cycle. Cold weather brings on a change to wolf form; warm weather returns the werewolf to human form. However, this cycle doesn't last forever. As the years pass, it takes more and more heat to trigger the change back to human, until on
♡♥Ang ♥♡
Shiver is AMAZING!!!

I brought this book at least 4 months or more ago and it just sat on my book shelve...Until i picked it up 2 days ago and then i couldn't put it down!!

This has to be the best Y/A book i have read in ages,from the first page i was sucked into their wonderful story.

Grace and Sam are AWESOME!!
Their story told by both of them was perfect,i am so in love with Sam he was so Sweet,Caring and Sexy but i felt like he was real and i was right there with in the story... Grace is well G
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
Oh, my. What a book. I am going to flub writing this review very badly, I think. I just plain loved this book. This book is so gorgeous in the writing, and like poetry, but more readable than poetry, because it's prose.

Do you like reading about soulmates? Then you will like this book. Sam and Grace are soulmates. It doesn't matter that Sam is a werewolf, and that Grace is a human girl. They connected years ago, and that connection bloomed over time. You see the pure, powerful love between them,
Julie Kagawa
Picked up a copy of Shiver last night, sat down to read it, and did not get up until 2am, when I finished it. I went in expecting an eerie, bittersweet love story and that's exactly what I got. Shiver is told from alternating viewpoints, and you will easily fall in love with the characters of Grace and Sam. The writing is lyrical, the descriptions are breathtaking, and you can acutely feel the longing between the two teens, and their desperate struggle to keep Sam from changing. The ending was p ...more
*To everyone who finds this novel lovely: your opinion is respected here as long as you are respectful. That should go without saying.*

Once upon a time, in a golden wood disguised as a beige and brown apartment complex in the snowy fortress of Rochester, New York, a girl on the brink of her 21st year by the code name Ghirardelli decided that diving into the mind of another author was a good idea. A very good idea. A hopefully life-changing dream that would propel her to drive her own mind’s work
Tessa Gratton
SHIVER is one of those books I thought about for a long time after finishing it. Not only for the emotional journey, but for the writing itself, which was haunting and lovely, with occasional bursts of quirky. My favorite kind!

Grace and Sam have known each other for years, but haven't exactly had a relationship, since Sam spends his winters as a wolf. When circumstances finally bring them together as two teenaged human beings, their love is simultaneously as passionately epic as you'd find in El
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H.D. Tolson
Shiver, what a complicated relationship you and I have. It's quite funny, I've actually tried to read you twice. In 5th grade, three years ago, I picked up your pretty hardcover self and was all excited about this wolf novel that sounded amazing. I opened you up and read 70 pages. I found myself increasingly confused and bored. What were all these odd comparisons? Why won't anything happen? Let's get the plot moving people! I'm bored!

Finally, my little brain shut down and I sold the book. I for
Tamora Pierce
A splendid werewolf/human romance with some heartbreaking turns from a writer I am coming to love. This one comes out in August from Scholastic!
Shiver, I'm sorry I judged you by your cover and the fact that you involve werewolves. I'm sorry I never picked you up because people told me you were a romance and that you're like Twilight. And also, I'm sorry that Twilight keeps giving you and your peeps a bad rap.

On to the review... This is an unorthodox rating for me because these four stars of mine are almost strictly dedicated to Stiefvater's writing. Her construction of words to be exact. That was what turned the pages; what compelled m
I first fell in love with Maggie Stiefvater’s writing after reading her debut novel Lament. And when I heard she was writing a “werewolf” novel, I could hardly contain my excitement. Initially you think this is a story about werewolves, but I think the werewolf label is insufficient. This may be a story about werewolves, but it’s mostly about love. The strength that love possesses and the boundaries we’re willing to overcome to keep it.

Shiver is told with alternating perspectives between Grace a
Since there are already hundreds of reviews on this book I'll keep it short and sweet.

I really liked it. Yeah, Maggie Stiefvater emotes the heck out of this book, but it wasn't enough to annoy me. I grew up during the grunge era so I can understand weird emotionality. But this, this seemed so hopeless! The alternating first person POVs only seemed to highlight Sam and Grace's isolation, even when together, and the temperature display at the start of each chapter seemed as subtle as a ticking ti
I found it very Twilight like but without the vampires and with much much more romance. All the snuggling and cuddling and kissing and neck sniffling and embracing and gazing and spooning and hand holing and... Annoyed yet? Because it was really getting on my nerves. It felt like a Harlequin novel for kids - much more PG than the regular romantic stuff, but a Harlequin nonetheless. Sure, the narrative flowed smoothly, the descriptions were breezy and fresh, the dialogue made me chuckle quite oft ...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Aug 31, 2009 Shannon (Giraffe Days) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Shannon (Giraffe Days) by: Kiwiria
When she was eleven years old, Grace was taken from her swing and dragged into the woods by a pack of wolves. They bit her and toyed with her until one, one wolf with yellow eyes who held back, stopped it and took her back to her home.

For six years, Grace has been fascinated with the wolf pack that lives in the woods behind her house - especially with one wolf, the wolf she considers hers, the one with yellow eyes that watches her back.

When a boy from school is attacked by wolves and later goes
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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.

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