What Kind Of Review Can You Expect?

If I could describe what kind of reader I am, I would hands down say I was an emotional one. When I read I want to fully experience the book, from the emotions coursing through the characters to reacting to the twist and turns of the storyline. I'm looking for those books that fire up my imagination and leave me breathless when it's over. It's for this reason why the reviews I write aren't so much what I think and are more on how I feel. My hopes in sharing my review in this way is that something will spark an interest and have you wanting to have the same experiences. This isn't to say I don't have issues with grammar, word choices etc. Trust me I do and most times all it takes is waiting for the story to grab hold for it not to matter. When I do include things about what I thought about the book (for example I've included comments about word choices and being too descriptive), I only do so because it directly affected how I felt. I hope this helps. Enjoy!

Monday, May 31, 2010


Maggie Stiefvater / YA Adult Paranormal Romance

The Cold - Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf --her wolf-- watches back. He feels deeply familiar to her, but she doesn't know why.
The Heat - Sam has lived two lives. As a wolf, he keeps the silent company of the girl he loves. And then, for a short time each year, he is human, never daring to talk to Grace .. until now
The Shiver - For Grace and Sam, love has always been kept at a distance. But once it's spoken, it can't be denied. Sam must fight to stay human - and Grace must fight to keep him - even if it means taking on the scars of the past, the fragility of the present, and the impossibility of the future.

This book was simply outstanding. Breath taking. Incredibly moving. Tragically romantic. It's the book I would pay anything to see as a movie. It's the book that when you close it, there are no words to describe the peace and warmth you feel deep within yourself. You can't fake that feeling and you definitely can't force it. This author has taken the romance between two young people and transformed it into a masterpiece. Yep, I feel pretty strongly about this book. Not many books affect me to the point where formulating a rant is near to impossible straight after reading it. This book had me in tears one moment, sighing in another and hoping against hope in another. I love stories where you meet two characters that are brought together and seem to fit perfectly. Sam and Grace find in each other companionship and a deep love which they must fight every inch of the way to keep. They fight against nature and what seems like the cruelty of fate but instead of giving in, they make the most of what they are given and their love to each other completely. Their story is inspiring to all readers about the power of commitment and the strength that can be found in celebrating each moment with each other. This story plays on the heart strings and you finish feeling that you have just been changed for the better. You HAVE to read this book. You NEED to read this book. It's not a "maybe" or a "when I get round to it". It's a "I will go to the bookstore ASAP and buy it" need. This book was that amazing.

Ratings: 5 stars and 2 hearts

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