DEAR reading Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
“…I was drunk with it, with the scent of her. I’d got too close. My instincts warned against it…
…every bit of me sang with the memory of her closeness.
I couldn’t stay away.”
“Shiver” is a chilling love story between Grace –a normal school girl– and Sam –a wolf. Grace lived very close to the wolves, she found herself wanting to know them, the yellow-eyed one in particular. Sam, the wolf have been watching her too, too long that he couldn’t help but wanting to stay with her…
This quotation is from Sam, the wolf. As the plot says, he lived two lives: wolf in winter and human in summer. The quotation is selected from Sam’s first chapter. He only started to speak at the 7th chapter, once I thought the whole book would just be in Grace’s point of view. He didn’t start speaking right after his ‘visit’ to Grace, it made us curious about what he’s thinking while he visit and after he left. Because he is a wolf (the book didn’t say he lived two lives yet), so I can understand why his ‘instincts warned against it’, which curious me more about his next step, since he ‘was drunk with it’, quite a typical imagery to use while a person is in love.
I like this quotation is because I am able to imagine the way he said these words. I would think his voice faded out, perhaps into whisper, or it’s just the voice inside his mind. I really enjoy reading cliffhangers; the type of breath-taking experience is my favorite part of reading.