Review: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver (The Wolves Of Mercy Falls, #1)
Maggie Stiefvater

Publishing date: August 1st 2009
Publisher: Scholastic Press

From Goodreads:
Grace and Sam share a kinship so close they could be lovers or siblings. But they also share a problem. When the temperature slips towards freezing, Sam reverts to his wolf identity and must retreat into the woods to protect his pack. He worries that eventually his human side will fade away and he will be left howling alone at the lonely moon. A stirring supernatural teen romance.

My review:
What to say about this book? I liked it pretty much.
When I started reading it, I thought there would be more about werewolves, but it turned out to be more a romance story with a paranormal catch, which I don't mind. I like romance stories, and this is a good one, so I wasn't dissapointed by it. Even though there might be missing some real plot since everything was based on Sam/Grace relationship and on keeping Sam human, there was happening in the book, so it's not just a mushy-mushy romance.

The reason I rated this book 4 stars is different point of views. Usually I don't mind when writer writes from different point of views, in this case from Grace and Sam's, but then I expect writer to give each character their own personality. In this book Grace and Sam think so alike that it was hard to keep on who's POV is it now. I don't have a problem with Grace, but Sam sounds a little bit to femine sometimes. I don't think it is something a guy would think of when he sees a new person that she is that tall because of her heels, or to say "horribly cute", or to look at food by how much callories it has. I personaly don't mind if someone does that, but I don't see Sam like that.

Also to comment on a few things that bothered me.
Isabel is described as a selfish, manipulating bitch. Even though everything she has done showed us the exact opposite thing. She helped when needed, she tried to save her brother Jack, and she kept it all a secret and there wasn't a single comment on her behavior or how they misjudged her.
Also I think that she not the only character that's not well developed. Except for Grace & Sam, and maybe Beck, everyone else is a mistery. Olivia is also not well developed. We only got a few sentences out of her while she played a big role in the storyline.

I hope to see some improvement on these fields in Linger.

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