First things first. Drum roll please. The winner of BLEEDING VIOLET by Dia Reeves is JULIE MUSIL. Congrats!
Now it's time for a book review my friends. Which book? SHIVER by Maggie Stiefvater.
Remember my friend Seth? If not refresh your memory with this interview. Got it? He's a werewolf. A werewolf that said he really doesn't read books like this, so naturally, I asked him to do just that. At first he said, "NO WAY." Then I offered to bribe him and he acquiesced. So here's his review:
Okay, first off, lets get this out in the open - it was way too sappy for me. Total chick stuff. But, I have to admit that once I accepted that and resigned myself to reading it, I found I actually kind of liked it. I really liked Sam. Though I totally would have been all over Grace from the get go. I don't know what took him so long.
I also thought this Stiefvater lady did a pretty good job making up lore. I mean the whole when it gets cold I turn into a wolf thing was original. Hardly accurate, but I give her points for imagination. She really did get right in those wolves' heads though. That was right on. Like scary right on.
So, I have to say that if I was going to be forced to read a chick book about werewolves, this would totally be the one. Yeah. And anytime you want me to read LINGER and you offer me a few more Milkbones, I'll be happy to help out.
Thanks, Seth! I'll certainly be picking up LINGER when it comes out. My own take on SHIVER? I REALLY liked it. The romance was great. I'm a sucker for that myself. I agree with Seth in that I also enjoyed Sam's character. I understand why she chose to split the POV between Sam and Grace, but truthfully there were times I would have preferred to stick with Sam. I liked the fact that he was not your typical YA male. He was touchingly real. Also, I can't help but give a positive review to anything taking place in and around Duluth.
What did you think of the book?