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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
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Jul 27, 2012

really liked it
Read from May 26, 2011 to July 27, 2012


I am going to start this review a bit prematurely... from my actual finishing the book. I am listening to this via audiobook and am thoroughly enjoying it. It seriously is the most viscerally written story I've read ... ever. I might need some good viscerally written recommendations if this is not normal...

But, I desire to write viscerally, showy, painting with words but creating an organism not a picture... A living-breathing-beating being not a story... A person... A place... A feeling... without coming right out and spelling it all out on paper... Taking the reader along for a wild ride of visceraliciousness. (Yeah, you can go take your red pens and your processor squiggles and shove it!)

I'm not kidding, I balked at a few other reviewers claiming that this story is like a Twilight with wolves... I'm sorry but Twilight is a good story, but crap writing. It doesn't compare. I am not one to typically put down Twilight cause I enjoyed the books multiple times in print, film and audiobook versions. But I don't get the reasoning behind these said reviews. If it's cause they think the book sucks just like Twilight.. then fine. Paranormal romances don't all spell out Twilight. Get over it. Pick up a different Genre cause your negativity ain't helping no body. (Go shove it, cause that's right I used a double negative. WHAT WHAT?!?!)

To be continued....
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05/26/2011 page 9
07/04/2012 page 337
86.0% "I think i'm afraid of finishing this book :x"
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Elle I love this book so much. The writing is phenomenal and I don't get the Twilight comparisons either. It's nothing like Twilight. I've yet to write a thorough review on this but I'm working on it. Can't wait to see what you think once you finish it.

Roseanne I did finish the book... haven't gotten 'round to finishing the review though... I very much liked the story though. and I hope to finish up the review soon.

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