Sep 29, 2014

Memory Lane Monday #27 ~ Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Memory Lane Monday is a weekly meme that Amber at Paradise of Pages and I, Kristalyn at The Sarcastic Palmtree, came up with. We have been wanting to re-read some of our favorites but feel overwhelmed by all the other new books coming out that our re-reads get put to the side. We have decided we don't want to put them aside anymore, so we will be taking turns putting up our reviews on our blogs throughout the month. This does not mean we won't keep up with recent releases, it just means we will make more time for those we have read before as well.

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
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.

I absolutely loved this series the first time I read it.  It has been years since I read them and I am really excited to pick them up again and relive life in Mercy Falls.

There are several small things that I remember about this book so I am going to sort of make a small list on this post.  
  • There are wolves living outside in the forest behind Grace's house and she feels an attachment to one of them but I don't remember why exactly. 
  • I think there was something with her being attacked by the wolves when she was little but she survived.  
  • Her parents were not very attentive because there was a boy sleeping over most of the time. 
  • I know the wolves come when it's cold and then when it's warm they shift to humans which isn't very long because it's cold most of the year where they live. (Minnesota?)
It is quite obvious that my memories are sketchy at best with this one!  I hope I enjoy and love it as much as I remember.  

Here's how Memory Lane Monday works:
  • Each week the co-hosts will trade off with recapping when it is a re-read or what they have heard so far about the book and the other co-host will put up their review. 
  • The participants can read anything that they remember reading in the past, or something that they have wanted to read that has been around for a while and just haven't gotten around to reading it yet for whatever reason.
  • Participants can decide if they want to recap the book before reading it or just put up a review of what they read.
  • Anyone can join in, just please link back to our blogs as well as add your name to the linky so we can hop around and see what everyone is reading.
  • Please put our banner on your post as well, so we all look the same!
  • We ask you kindly to follow BOTH of our blogs.
  • Most importantly remember to just have fun! :)

We will be providing each week a linky that you will be able use to link your posts for us and everyone else to see as well. All we ask is for you to put up our banner as well as a link back to both hosts on your post. 

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