Waiting on Wednesday: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on. I have decided to participate because I have a list that can go on forever and ever and it is interesting to see what else others are "waiting" for also.

This week was a tough one because there are so many wonderful books out there that I am totally jonesing for. I finally chose Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. I really enjoyed Lament: A Fairie Queen's Deception and am eager to see her take on werewolves. After reading the synopsis, I was hooked.

Shiver by Maggie Steifvater
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.

Maggie Stiefvater
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (August 1, 2009)

That was my choice for this week. What is yours?

16 comments on "Waiting on Wednesday: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater"

Michelle Zink wrote: April 22, 2009 at 4:04 AM

I LOVE books with unique concepts. This one sounds so intriguing!

Reverie wrote: April 22, 2009 at 4:17 AM

this looks amazing!?!?!? you find the best books!

Carrie wrote: April 22, 2009 at 6:46 AM

This looks great. I can't wait for it.

GreenBeanTeenQueen wrote: April 22, 2009 at 7:01 AM

I want to read this one too!

· Alba · wrote: April 22, 2009 at 7:03 AM

Hola, Nancy ;)!

I'm Alba, from Letras y Escenas, nice to meet you too ;)!
And thanks a lot for being my 121º follower, yay >//< !!!

Ohm, I have a question: could you explain me, please, about "reading challenges"? I'd like to start one in my blog, but I need more information ;) Thanks again, see you!

Christine wrote: April 22, 2009 at 7:09 AM

This sounds really good. I love wolf stories. :D

Fantastic Book Review wrote: April 22, 2009 at 8:29 AM

I will have to take a look at this one.

Kate wrote: April 22, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Wow. How have I never herad of this before? Is it new? I love the idea of wolves in books.

Erika Lynn wrote: April 22, 2009 at 11:17 AM

I think this book sounds really unique and interesting. great choice.
Waiting on Wednesday

Liyana wrote: April 22, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Heyy, you got a lil something over at my blog.

karinlibrarian wrote: April 22, 2009 at 7:50 PM

This was my last week's WOW post. Great minds think alike! I can't wait.

Bookgeek wrote: April 22, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Yes, yes, yes. I really want this. And Ballad. Now.

Danielle wrote: April 22, 2009 at 9:16 PM

cannot wait for THIS!

Silvia wrote: April 23, 2009 at 11:09 AM

Really, really, really waiting for this one.

Bookworm wrote: April 23, 2009 at 4:04 PM

I LOVE that cover!

Post a Comment

I would love to see what you have to say :)

“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I've accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.”

Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

Tales of a Ravenous Reader

My Photo
Hello, and thank you for stopping by. This is my little haven for talking about the books that I adore.

Grab My Button

Email Twitter RSS Feed

Contact Me

I am an avid reader from Northern California and if you are a publisher and would like to have your YOUNG or NEW ADULT book reviewed, please email me. I accept ARCs, as well as books that have already been released. I am also more than happy to do author interviews, guest posts, and contests to promote your book as long as they are in the Young and New Adult genre. Please check my review policy prior to sending me an email, thank you. curlyshoe(at)gmail(dot)com

2015 Reading Challenge

2015 Reading Challenge
nancy has read 1 book toward her goal of 150 books.

@ravenousreader on INSTAGRAM

Upcoming YA Bay Area Book Events

I have compiled all the SF, bay area YA events in this section. If you know of any events that I have failed to post, please let me know. Also, please keep in mind that some events may change and it is always best to verify any event prior to attendance.


Books Inc. Opera Plaza
Sunday, November 15 @ 5pm
Get your tickets HERE


Hello, fellow readers! Look at the upcoming events in our marvelous SF Bay Area for next year. There are some events that are coming out that I cannot post about yet, but believe me when I tell you they are made of awesome.

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, January 15 @ 7pm

Hicklebee's in San Jose
Saturday, January 16 time TBD

Books INC. in San Francisco
Monday, January 18



Boderlands in San Francisco
Saturday, February 28 TBD



Kepler's in Menlo Park
Sunday, March 6 @ 2pm

...and lots more events are coming. I am so excited but cannot share them yet :) Stay Tuned!!

What I am Reading Now

and this too.....

Book Tour Host

Book Tour Host

Book Tour Host

Follow by Email


Rating System

♥♥♥♥♥ Love it! A must read

♥♥♥♥ Great, give it a try

♥♥♥ Okay, a decent read

♥♥ Meh, read at your own risk

Would not recommend

DNF=Did Not Finish

Blog Archive

Blog Stats

Blog Designer