Just finished Maggie Stiefvater's new novel Shiver. Excellent story without the standard conceptions of Werewolves. Maggie created a new and unique world for her book unlike any I have read; the basics without the glamor and glitz. The pace of the story was consistent and the story was simple and easy; leaving the reader with a experience that was plain and innocent but packed full of emotion and feeling. This was my first read of Stiefvaters work and I am impressed with the outcome of this book. I look forward to seeing work from her in the future. Below is the authors description from her webpage:
For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human... until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.