Thursday, March 11, 2010

Speaking of Soundtracks

Speaking of soundtracks, I have been enjoying the playlist Maggie Stiefvater created for her book Shiver. It is very Twilightesque. If you have not read Shiver yet, I would highly recommend it. The first book of a trilogy introduces Grace who for years has been fascinated by the yellow-eyed wolf that saved her from its pack when she was attacked as a child. Sam, who was bitten by a werewolf as a boy, is that wolf. He spends the summer months as a human and the cold months of the year as a wolf. When they finally meet, they fall deeply in love, but their romance is threatened by many challenges, including the fact that Sam may soon lose the ability to become human. The author's take on werewolves is interesting and original, and Sam and Grace cleverly handle the ordeals they face. I can wait for Linger, the sequel which is due out July 10, 2010.


  1. The upper middle level girls are really enjoying Shiver.. The tension created in the story by the author carries right to the end. Readers are waiting for Linger.

  2. Do you think the book appeals to the girls purely because of the romance or the fact that Sam is a werewolf, much like Edward Cullen is a vampire?

  3. If Sam was not a werewolf and the danger aspect was missing, I don't think the kids would be as titillated by the romance.