Saturday, 22 October 2011

Shiver - my book review

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 cannot 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.
Well. Can I say this was one of the most boring books I've read this year? Perhaps I just need to work on my resilience and patience, but I seriously could not suffer for any longer. And I didn't even get halfway.

Shiver had my short-lived attention for the first several chapters, but my apathy turned into distaste once Sam turned into a human. It was the non-realistic romance which got me.

Here are just a few of the problems I came across within the first sixth of the book:
1. Who falls in love with a wolf?
2. Who depends on the eyes to tell who the person/creature is?
3. Is it really necessary to have that overused "parents-gone-AWOL" gig?
4. I have never heard of, nor thought of the possibility that anyone would invite someone they've known for half a day to sleep in their bed. Unless they're drunk or on drugs or something.
5. A kiss after a day of knowing someone. Not possible once again unless the individual is drunk or on drugs. Or has a mental disorder.

Since this was such a boring book, is it fair that I have written a boring review?


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