Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
17-year-old Grace has been fascinated with the wolves that live in the woods near her Minnesota town ever since she was attacked by the pack as a child and then rescued by a single wolf.
18-year-old Sam has been fascinated by Grace since the day of her attack--the day that he, in the form of a wolf, rescued her and returned her safely to her home.
Grace and Sam finally meet up in human form when he is injured by hunters. The teens quickly fall in love...but how long can their love last? Soon, the winter cold will force him back into the shape of a wolf...and this time, the change may last forever.
This tale of star-crossed lovers is a natural choice for fans of Twilight as well as readers who want a supernatural romance with better writing than most of the vampire books currently available. There is some implied (off-page) violence when local hunters decide to kill the wolves, and some tactful Star Trek sex scenes between Grace and Sam.
Shiver is the first in a series; book #2 Linger was released July 20th, 2010.
Recommended for readers ages 12 to adult.
This is Aarene's review of this book. To read Mary Jo's review of Shiver, click HERE.