Hey-a! So, I finally finished Shiver in January, after so many people recommending it to me.
It was a nice read, but I wasn't that thrilled with it. I think that because everyone was telling me that is was this awesome, amazing book, that I was expecting more than I should have. Here's my review on Goodreads;
I was very eager to read this book, because it had been recommended to me SO many times. Especially when I was just holding it in B&N and two random people point at it and tell me I'll love it.
Shiver has the best, in my opinion, reason for werewolf changes. They change because it's cold (Winter) and stay human when it's warm (Summer). Doesn't that just make perfect sense? Much better than the moon and dark nights.
So, I started this book with tons of good recommendations and high acclaims. It's beginning was great, and I was really looking forward to this.
However, it fell so far short of my expectations. Maybe it was all the hype put into it that made me not like it as much.
It was incredibly slow for a large period of time after Grace and Sam met. And then it turned way too romantic. I'm sorry, I still don't believe in sex at 17 and 18, and I don't think it flatters a story. Shiver went WAY down the point scale at that spot in the book.
I do know some girls, and guys, who are ridiculously mushy like that. I, personally, can't stand it but it's alright in a book for a little bit. Shiver went a bit overboard.
The plot, on the other hand, was good. I liked that whole part about the cure, but Stiefvater owes some major explaining. Why did Jack die from meningitis, and not Sam?! Maybe she does that in the next one, Linger -- I don't know.
All in all, it's not my favourite. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars simply because of the brilliant werewolf idea and the plot. Oh...and Sam's pretty cool. ;]
If you want to friend me on Goodreads, you can go here! So what did you think of the book? :D