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.
Total Running Time: 10 hours, 45 Minutes. 9 CDs.
About the Author
Maggie Stiefvater is a bestselling American author of young-adult/urban fantasy novels. She currently lives in Virginia. She attended Mary Washington College, graduating with a B.A. in history. After graduating, she worked as a portrait artist, specialising in equestrian art.; her art was collected internationally. She is married with two children.
"A must-have that will give Bella and Edward a run for their money." -- School Library Journal
"Shiver is beautifully written, even poetic at times, and a perfect indulgence for readers of all ages." -- Bookpage
"If you are a fan of Twilight, then you will love Shiver. Beautifully written, with alternating chapters from Grace and Sam's points of view, this a wonderful debut." -- The Observer
"Shiver has a sense of unfolding mystery, a genuine quest and threats from human and wolves alike." -- The Sunday Telegraph
"For years, Grace has been fascinated by the yellow-eyed wolf that saved her from its pack when she was a child. Sam, bitten by a wolf as a boy, is that wolf. Long obsessed with each other at a distance, they finally meet after a wolf hunt (inspired by the apparent death of a local teen) sends a wounded and temporarily human Sam into Grace's arms. Their young love is facilitated by Grace's hands-off parents but threatened by two linked crises: the fact that Sam will soon lose the ability to become human and the instability of a new lycanthrope. Stiefvater skilfully increases the tension throughout; her take on werewolves is interesting and original while her characters are refreshingly willing to use their brains to deal with the challenges they face." -- Publishers Weekly
"As if high school weren't already hard enough without adding werewolves to the mix! This earnest teen romance is presented alternately from Grace's point of view and from Sam's, so Jenna Lamia and David Ledoux trade off narrating duties. It's an effective technique for the audio format. At one point in the story, Grace describes Sam and "the soft, sad shape of his lips, looking just like his voice sounded," which is also a pretty good description for how Ledoux sounds. His funny, appealing, sometimes-wobbly voice is especially appropriate for a conflicted teenaged guy who also happens to be a werewolf. Occasionally overwrought or treacly, SHIVER is sure to appeal to fans of TWILIGHT and other paranormal teen fare." -- AudioFile Magazine
Series: Wolves of mercy falls #1
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 9 - 12
Format: Audio CD
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Volume Number: 10 hours 48 minutes
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 14.6
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Type: Unabridged