Monday, November 2, 2009

Review: Shiver

  • Title: Shiver
  • Author: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Received From: Scholastic (Published: August 2009)
  • Genre: Fantasy/Fiction/YA
  • Cover: A+
  • Overall: A+
  • ISBN-10: 0545123267
For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

If you love to read, you must read this book! It has everything in it that I could ever ask for in a spectacular storyline. Love, Danger, fantasy, and so much more that kept me in a trance through out this entire book. I love when a book comes around where I can actually feel what the characters are feeling, and I am not going to lie I cried and laughed and so much more to this book. The characters are all so interesting and perfect in their own way. Especially Sam, Sam has such an interesting background and I am glad that Stiefvater incorporated it into the plot. Another one of my favorite characters was Beck, Beck was like a father to Sam and the way that he was portrayed just made fall in love with him.

The way that Stiefvater wrote this book was perfect, I love how it jumped from Grace's point of view to Sam's. It really felt like I was there with them going through the obstacles that they were going through. Especially since Sam is a wolf it was interesting to see his mind pattern when he was a wolf and then keeping some of the same features when he was human. The plot of the book is what sold everything to me though (don't worry no spoilers), it was suspensful and kept me reading into the early hours of the morning. Also through out the book I definitly felt a connection between the characters and the plot. It was as if every detail of this book was molded perfectly to fit in.

I would not be surprised to see this book being a best seller, because it was truly that good. I would definitly recommend this book not only to my readers on here, but also to anyone I found in a bookstore trying to find a good book! If you love young adult, fantasy, and wolves, this book has your name written all over it.

You can find the book here:

Amazon, Borders, Barnes and Noble

Happy Reading!

Mail Box Monday (12)

So one of the books I have been waiting for came out this week and I have been wanting it forever!!!!! So I am so excited for that and I also got some other really good books this week so this will be a short one so I can go start reading =)


So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang. Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings. Aphrodite’s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal. Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn’t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul? Find out in the next spectacular installment in the House of Night Series, Tempted.

Bad Apple
"If I really wanted to open up, I'd confess that I really am the liar everyone believes I am."

High-school junior Tola Riley has green hair, a nose ring, an attitude problem, and a fondness for fairy tales, which are a great escape from real life. Everyone thinks she's crazy; everyone says so. Everyone except Mr. Mymer, her art teacher. He gets her paintings and lets her hang out in the art room during lonely lunch periods.

But then rumors start flying and Tola is suddenly the center of a scandal. The whole town is judging her—even her family. When Mr. Mymer is suspended for what everyone thinks is an affair, she has no choice but to break her silence. Fairy tales won't help her this time . . . so how can she tell the truth? And, more importantly, will anyone believe her?


Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk is a novel made up of stories: Twenty-three of them, to be precise. Twenty-three of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you’ll ever encounter—sometimes all at once. They are told by people who have answered an ad headlined “Writers’ Retreat: Abandon Your Life for Three Months,” and who are led to believe that here they will leave behind all the distractions of “real life” that are keeping them from creating the masterpiece that is in them. But “here” turns out to be a cavernous and ornate old theater where they are utterly isolated from the outside world—and where heat and power and, most important, food are in increasingly short supply. And the more desperate the circumstances become, the more extreme the stories they tell—and the more devious their machinations become to make themselves the hero of the inevitable play/movie/nonfiction blockbuster that will surely be made from their plight.

So What Did You Get?

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