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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
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Aug 24, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: ya-ya-ya, romance, fantasy
Read in August, 2011

This book about werewolf/human love marks my first foray into the genre of paranormal romance. Love stories don't really do much for me, but this one didn't wildly offend me, so I guess it did alright. The main protagonist was decent: I appreciated that she was decisive, sexually empowered(ish), and independent. I liked that she and her werewolf boyfriend actually, you know, did it, and it wasn't that big of a deal.

But still, I was a little bored in places, since the book is primarily about being in love. Yawn. I wish the story would have gone into the characters of Isabel or Shelby - they were way more edgy and interesting to me than Grace. If not that, some more action or mystery thrown in would have been nice.

Also - this really bothered me - if the cold brings on the wolf side of the werewolves, why are they living in Northern Minnesota!? I mean, I love reading about my home state, but the entire time I kept thinking that they should just relocate to the equator.
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