Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

First of all, I cannot decide if the book was really that slow or I was just not in the mood to read it.  There is no action at all.  There is not even a lot of relationship development because the two main characters had “known” each other for years.

I did like the twist she had on lycanthropy.  The way werewolves were created was classic, but their lives were totally different.  She introduced another major difference as well, but I don’t want to spoil the book for anyone.

I read this book because it is on this year’s YALSA Teens Top Ten nominee list.  As a school librarian, I need to read the books, so I know which students will most appreciate them.  A number of my girls enjoy the “I love him/her, but we can never be together” plot, so I believe the book will be popular.

The sequel Linger is due out July 20, 2010.


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