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Shiver Trilogy Boxset

(The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1-3)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  9,384 ratings  ·  168 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 each
Hardcover, 1150 pages
Published July 12th 2011 by Scholastic Press (first published November 1st 2010)
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Sep 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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 marked it as not-for-me  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: uninterested
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.
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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:
Jenny Jo Weir
Good series! Interesting, clean, and easy to read. I liked The Raven Cycle series better, but I enjoyed this one well enough. It’s was a tad predictable at times but cute and a good read for anyone looking for a PG paranormal type book.
Aug 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 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
Shameyn Dones
Jun 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Jan 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
This box looks so good in my shelf. <3 :D
Sep 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, read-2017
I didn't expect to get as engrossed with this as I eventually was (the first novel was really rough/slowgoing, and I might have stopped there if I hadn't borrowed all three as one book), but I got caught up with Sam and Grace's drama. I liked that there wasn't much romance - the two of them knew that they were right for each other, but the drama comes from the obstacles they have to face (i.e. their uncontrollable urge to turn into wolves). I liked their strong supporting cast: Isabel and Cole, ...more
Alex Levy
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really loved this series, and even though i was 16 when I first read it, I would consider a re-read. I remember falling in love with Grace and Sam's love, and enjoyed the concept of this version of werewolves rather than those in Twilight, which was what was popular at the time and a series I could never get into. Just remembering how much I hated putting down these books makes me think about how long its been since I've been than enthralled in a series. Would recommend to anyone in search of ...more
Habe die Reihe verschlungen! Maggie Stiefvater hat so einen tollen Schreibstil und die Geschichte rund um die lebensfrohe Grace, dem ruhigem Sam, der eingebildeten Isabel und dem lässigem Cole ist so toll. Das ganze spielt in Mercy Falls wo die Wolfsstory perfekt hinpasst. Man kann sich gut reinlesen und die Atmosphäre mit dem Buch ist perfekt!
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Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series is by far one of my favorites. I could reread this over and over and over (I have 3 times now) and it’s really hard for me to reread a novel/series cause I’m like “well I already know what’s going to happen so errrg!” But this series is so easy to read and extremely easy to fall in love with. I’d recommend everyone to give this series a go!
Juli Davis
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed these books! I’m a sucker for a good paranormal story and this one was incredibly unique with its storyline and the myths and truths of the characteristics of the werewolves and their stories throughout the series. It’s an easy, quick read as well so it’s definitely a book I would pick up again for some light reading.
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sehr schöne Reihe. Man fliegt nur so durch die Seiten😀
R. L. Carlo
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely in love with this series and Stiefvater’s writing!
Ea Solinas
Apr 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
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
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
L.E. Duncan
May 11, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Feb 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Schatzkammer der Bücher
Ich liebe diese Bücher! SO viel ROMANTIK!!!!!!!!!!!! Ah man wird neidisch auf Grace!
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
I had read one other Maggie Stiefvater book (Scorpio Races) and hated that book so much that I wasn't expecting anything from this series. It was a good story even with the two main characters being boring, generic characters. The boy is artsy and withdrawn, the girl is well-liked and a good student, quelle surprise! After only knowing each other as the girl being human and the boy being a wolf they are instantly in love, not only that but it was love at first sight (yay bestiality!). Oh and don ...more
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
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
Tyler Christian Wolfe
Thus book is the best romance ever!!

I would give thus book a five star rating just because thus book has everything in it that a romance should have. The love, the lust, and the just down right wanting of being apart of the journey reading thus book made me cry and want to just indulge myself in the secrets of this book. It made me want to be a wolf I could see see the detail vividly and that is what makes thus book so dang right good. I would however ask the author too make more of this series
Nico Pelosi
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
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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 formed by a desire to leave a mark, resulting in spray-painted cars, sharpie-covered computer printers, ink-splattered walls, and stories told in books, in magazines, and on stages. Maggie Stiefvater l

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)
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