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My Twilight Bookshelf: Shiver By Maggie Stiefvater & Shiver The Movie

I just finished reading a book called Shiver written by Maggie Stiefvater and couldn’t wait to share it with fellow Twilight fans! This is the second post for My Twilight Bookshelf which will be a series of posts containing book recs for Twilight fans looking for something new to read.

Shiver tells the story of Grace, a teenage girl struggling with her identity, family, and love. She lives in a wooded area of Minnesota and feels an unexplainable connection to the wolves that populate the surrounding forests and woodlands in her town. Grace connects with one wolf in particular and the story of Shiver unwinds from that point onwards. Grace meets Sam and the two quickly connect and form a bond that is unshakable. They embark on a difficult relationship due to his double existence as both a human boy and a wolf who belongs in the woods. The story of Shiver is told from altering perspectives as the narration swaps between Grace and Sam throughout the novel’s chapters. We see what it’s like for each of them to love the other.

Twilight fans will love Shiver because it is written with the same ease and conversational tone that Stephenie Meyer wrote with in The Twilight Saga. You don’t feel like the story is being told to you, you feel like you are right there with Grace in the snow-covered backyard of her family’s home – watching the wolves and wondering about her connection to them. The language is simply beautiful and resonates with the honesty of the story being told. I can’t think of another way to describe this book other than – beautiful.

Still looking for a reason to read Shiver? Grace, the female heroine of the book, is a lot like Bella. I always try to picture the characters when I’m reading (as most of us tend to do) and I kept coming back to a visual of Kristen Stewart as Bella. This isn’t to say that I think the characters are drastically similar, but there are similarities there. On a physical level, Grace is a petite blonde, but she also exudes this casual style – like she isn’t bothered with how she looks or dressing girly. As lead female characters, Grace and Bella both fight for what they believe in, especially for their loved ones. Bella and Grace both possess a striking bravery and fearlessness in the face of consequence. Many Twilight fans like or identify with the Bella character, and I think they can do the same with Grace in Shiver.

On a final note, the movie rights to Shiver have been bought, and the book will in fact be making its way to the big screen in 2011. Fan favourites for the role of Grace so far are Selena Gomez, Emma Roberts, Evan Rachel Wood, and none other than Kristen Stewart. Here is an excerpt from yaReads.com that talks about the Shiver movie:

Unique Features has acquired screen rights to “Shiver,” a bestselling supernatural romance novel by Maggie Stiefvater that is the first of a three-book series.
Pic will be produced by Unique Features partners Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne.

Book covers a bittersweet paranormal romance between a teen who becomes a wolf each winter and his girlfriend, who helps him find the secret to staying human. The first installment was published by Scholastic Press in August and has been on the bestseller lists for six weeks. The sequel novel, “Linger,” will be published next August. Unique acquired all three books in the series.


[Quote via yaReads.com | Video via LilyPokerFace]

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April 28, 2010 - Posted by | KStew, Twilight | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. i am just reading the book right know i think it is the best book ever when the twilight books came out i was hopeing that there would be a different version of the book i was thinking that stephenie meyer or some other aurthor was going to make the opposite of the book and then i found shiver that made my dreams come true

    Comment by miley8426 | October 8, 2010 | Reply

  2. i am on chapter thirty one sam that is how far i got on the
    book shiver

    Comment by miley8426 | October 8, 2010 | Reply

  3. This is such a good book! I can’t put it down! It is kind of inappropriate though. I appologize if I spelled ^ wrong.

    Comment by Lexi | November 18, 2010 | Reply

  4. Can you please tell me what is innapropriate about this book? I would like to read it but would like a PG book.

    Comment by Trina | May 13, 2011 | Reply

    • it has bad grammar for young people thats all

      Comment by mimi | June 23, 2011 | Reply


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