Sunday, July 6, 2014

Review: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Oh. I knew this book would be good. I just didn't know it would be this good. It kills me a little how perfect Shiver was. I loved it to pieces. And I regret not reading the book sooner; as I have owned it forever. And I have loved Maggie for ages. Her books are amazing. And I'm so glad I loved this one too. Happy sigh.

I might struggle writing my review, as all I want to do right now is starting Linger, hih. But I will try my best. Because I do want to express my love for this book. And I have a lot of love for it. Because Shiver was perfect. It was perfection. And I cannot deal with how much I loved it. Just. So damn much. So glad I read it.

I loved the writing in this book. It was stunning. It made me feel all the feelings. And that is always a good thing. I'm just so glad I loved the writing; as I didn't want to dislike a book by Maggie. As I have loved the other books I have read by her. Anyway. The writing. It is gorgeous. And oh. The point of views. There are two. First there is Grace. Who is all kinds of adorable. I loved reading about her. But oh. It broke my heart a little how little her parents cared. That they didn't notice things. That they weren't loving. It broke my heart, but I loved it all the same. Anyway. I found Grace to be an amazing person. She was kind and loving and just all kinds of awesome. I loved reading about her. I loved her friend Rachel. I kind of hated her friend Olivia.

Then there is the other point of view. Sam. And oh. My Sam. He is one of my favorite bookish boys. So adorable. So shy. So cute. So amazing. And so damn broken. I could not deal with that. My heart is forever in pieces. And I loved every second of it. What happened to him. What his parents did to him. What the wolf did to him. I cannot deal with it all. It was all kinds of beautiful. Yet the worst. It was just so perfectly done and oh, how I love my boys broken. I cannot wait to read even more about Sam. <3

There are many characters to read about in this book. I liked getting to know Isabel a little bit. She was a fierce. And I adored her. But her brother, Jack. Hmph. I didn't like him much at all. Then there is Beck. I kind of liked him. I kind of hated him. I haven't decided yet. Then there is this other wolf-girl. And oh. I hated her. I hated her so much. And I need to know what happens next to her. And it makes me worry. Because it cannot be good. I felt sorry for her sometimes, but she did awful things. I just didn't like her.

The plot in Shiver is about wolves. And it is beautiful. It is written so well. I loved every moment of the story in this book. Sigh. It was just perfect. And a bit creepy too. But mostly heartbreaking, I think. I just loved everything. But oh. Sam. My love. My heart just breaks for him. Yet so beautiful. So perfect. Heh, I keep saying that. But it is what my heart is saying. What I keep wanting to write down. Because Shiver was a perfect book. Full of romance. Full of heartbreak. Full of beauty. It was a stunning book.

There is romance here. There is the most amazing romance. It is slow. It is beautiful. It is real. It is honest. It is hot. Yeah. I really loved the romance between Sam and Grace. <3 My god. They are adorable together. So perfect :D And oh, how I loved reading about them both. Especially them together. Especially them sleeping together in bed. <3 So innocent. So cute. Sigh. They are adorable. And I cannot wait to read more of their romance. Because there must be much more. Well, there better be, hih. <3

I'm not going to say more about Shiver. I don't want to ruin what happens. Because it is stunning. It is so much more than I thought it would be. I always thought I would like the book, but I didn't know how much I would love it. Sigh. Because I did. Shiver was beautiful. So many awful things happen. But also so many perfect things. This book was just all kinds of amazing. And I need you all to read Shiver if you have yet to read it. Though, if you have read it, then you should re-read it. I'll be reading Linger now :)


  1. This was beautiful and heartbreaking, Carina! So thrilled that you enjoyed it. Maggie's writing is just so lovely! Great review! :)

  2. I have been going back and forth on whether or not I should read this one, I think I will have to give it a shot since you liked it so much!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  3. I really love these books too Carina :-) Maggie can do no wrong.

  4. Seriously, nobody writes like Maggie. It's just so perfect! And I'm so glad you loved this Carina! It's so good. :) I hope you love Linger just as much!

  5. Lovely review! I'm glad you liked it so much. I wasn't a big fan of it myself, I think I rated it two stars.

  6. So glad to hear you loved this one so much! I still haven't read this series and after your review I definitely need to read them ASAP!

  7. I looove this book, one of my favorite books and books series :) Love your review!

  8. Stiefvater's writing style is fabulous - so gorgeous!

    "This book was just all kinds of amazing." - YES! :)


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