Shiver by Maggie Steifvater
Teaser from Author's Website
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.
Years and years ago I picked up a copy of this book at a book store (this had to be 2009) and from the back description I truly was not drawn.
How much I regret that choice. Now within weeks of the last book coming out I am sucked in, yet in a way I'm glad that I only came across them now so that the story is stiff fresh in my mind when I grab a copy of Forever!
Grace: Six years ago Grace was attacked by wolves which lived in the woods near her Minnesota home. She thought she was going to die when they began biting her but then she realized one wasn't biting her, one wolf stared at her with his bright yellow eyes and then forced the other wolves to stop. Now ever since Grace has seen the wolf outside in the winter in the woods.
Sam: A half man, half wolf who fell for his angel, Grace while he was supposed to be attacking, eating her. But just in time his saves her and one day he meets her as a human, and she knows who he is.
No matter if your Team Edward, Team Jacob, or Team Who Cares, any paranormal fan will adore this book. I loved that the text was blue (its really cool!) and that the next book, Linger's text is green (even cooler!) Ocasionaly I felt that the writing was a bit over descriptive, or tended to overlook possibilities that I caught that could change the outcome of the book or seemed a bit off, but in general it was a wonderful love story.