Shiver is the first book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater. It's about a girl named Grace , and a boy named Sam. Sounds like a typical love story in the makings, doesn't it? Well, there's a twist. Sam, whenever it gets cold outside, turns into a yellow-eyed wolf and lives in the forest behind Grace's house.

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When a wolf is bitten, it is unstable at first, because tempurature triggers the change. For a newborn, it doesn't take much heat to switch back and forth. But as the wolves get older, the climate needs to be warmer and warmer for the change to occur. Eventually, they never change back.

Sam can't remeber whether or not he turned human that summer.

When Grace finds a naked, yellow-eyed bleeding boy on her back porch, she knows immediately that it's her wolf. What she doesn't know is that the clock is ticking on her new-found romance. As they race to find a cure, their love for each other deepens, and Sam has one last question to answer. To what lengths will he go to to stay human? Or, more importantly, to stay with Grace?

This book is set in Mercy Falls, Minnesota, in September. The tempurature can vary between 55 and 30 degrees Farenheit.

The race is on.



"Stiefvater leaves the faeries of Lament and Ballad for a lyrical tale of alienated werewolves and first love . . . her take on werewolves is interesting and original while her characters are refreshingly willing to use their brains to deal with the challenges they face."
   —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"beautiful and moving . . . The mythology surrounding the wolf pack is clever and so well written that it seems perfectly normal for the creatures to exist in today's world. A must-have that will give Bella and Edward a run for their money."
   —School Library Journal, starred review



The screen rights for "Shiver" and its two upcoming sequels were obtained by Unique Features. This studio is far from uneducated when it comes to fantastical epics, as they also were the producers of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "Blade". They plan to approach Warner Bros with the opportunity to buy the project first, they told Variety.