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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
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Jun 17, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, for-the-girls, magical-realism-ish, paranormal, undying-love, ya-teen

This book really surprised me, though I don't know why since it's gotten excellent ratings by pretty much everyone I know on Goodreads. I was a little apprehensive at the beginning with the whole girl-loves-wolf thing, but the book won me over. Sweet, sad Sam and practical, stoic Grace won me over. I've heard that this book is like Twilight for Team Jacob fans, and it is sort of, in that it's a star-crossed lovers romance between a normal girl and a werewolf. But it's so much better than Twilight! For one thing, it's better written. I mean, it's a little woe-is-me-my-life-will-end-without-you, but I was really digging that feeling. For another thing, the love story in Shiver is so much sweeter. *swoon*

All I have to say is, whoever figured out that romance for teens would be a big seller is a genius. The story of teenage first love was made to be the basic plot of romance novels!

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