Tuesday, 6 March 2012

(4-6) The Shiver Trilogy

Shiver, Linger and Forever
Maggie Stiefvater

Rating: 8/10

Date Finished: 02/03/2012, 04/03/2012 and 6/03/2012

I can't deny how many similarities there are between these books and others in the genre but I really enjoyed this trilogy, possibly more so than the others (aka Twilight). The basic story revolves around a werewolf Sam, and a should-have-been-a-werewolf Grace. Obviously they fall madly in love and chaos ensues. Pretty standard. Will Grace's parents allow them to be together? Can Sam overcome his destiny for the girl he loves etc etc.

Although this may sound cliched, the three books are all incredibly well told, the constant change in narrator keeps the story telling fresh and dynamic while the love between the two main characters is enviable. It seems genuine and you can't help but hope it survives. The female is arguably the stronger of the pair, meaning she doesn't completely fall to pieces for months on end every time her boyfriend walks out of the room (aka Twilight). 

In my opinion, these books are worth a read, they look quite long, (about 400 pages each) but have nice short chapters and are easy to get through. Pure escapism.

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