A heartrending story of love and longing.
Shiver begins as a tragic tale of loss, but just as the dark melancholy seeps in the reader is given hope. The promise of true love and happiness make the pain that these characters experience all the the more poignant. As demonstrated in her Books of Faerie series, Maggie Steifvater has an amazing ability to give each of her characters a distinct voice. I found that the voice of Sam lingered long after turning the last page of Shiver. This is a fabulous, yet painful, paranormal romance that brought me to tears and left me ravenous for the next book in the series.
I recommend Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, book 1) to readers of paranormal romance, young adult, urban fantasy, and especially to fans of modern werewolf fiction.
** This review originally posted on my blog: www.FromTheShadows.info **