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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1)

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1)

392 pages
Published August 1st 2009

the cold.
Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—watches back. He feels deeply familiar to her, but she doesn't know why.

the heat.
Sam has lived two lives. As a wolf, he keeps the silent company of the girl he loves. And then, for a short time each year, he is human, never daring to talk to Grace...until now.

the shiver.
For Grace and Sam, love has always been kept at a distance. But once it's spoken, it cannot be denied. Sam must fight to stay human—and Grace must fight to keep him—even if it means taking on the scars of the past, the fragility of the present, and the impossibility of the future.


This is a fun book! I grabbed it without reading the description (I really liked the cover) so when I got it home and realized it was a werewolf book I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not. (there have been so many vampire/werewolf knock-offs... some good but others not so much) I'm glad I still read it because the characters were great and there were some fun twists. The alternating points of view kept it fun. It was very Twilight-esque although it focused more on the romance side. Now I need the next one!

3.5/5 stars


  1. Sounds good! I might actually give in and read a werewolf book. (Yeah, don't die of shock.)

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