Comparing covers: Shiver

I had a look at the magazine from Thalia today and came across a Maggie Stiefvater book that immediately caught my eye. I think, but am not certain, that Shiver is a YA book, not my cup of tea usually, but the plot sounded quite good and the amazon reviews are all raving about it.

This is the blurb: Grace is fascinated by the wolves in the woods behind her house; one yellow-eyed wolf in particular. Sam leads two lives. In winter, he stays in the frozen woods. In summer, he has few months to be human. Grace and Sam finally meet and realize they can’t bear to be apart. Sam must fight to stay human – or risk losing himself, and Grace, for ever.

Doesn’t this sound totally romantic? I am melting away here. I’ll have to give it a try. Just for the cover alone I’d love to buy the German translation, but no, I’ll go for the original.

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The German title once more has nothing to do with the original. “Nach dem Sommer” means “After (the) summer”. 


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  1. Hey are you from Germany aswell? I’m living near Cologne there and I’ve started my book blog a few weeks ago:) I love the original blue hardcover! I’ve got the black paperback version and will buy the german version this Sunday at Frankfurt book fair where I’ll hopefully meet Maggie Stiefvater…
    Because I’m planning to post an article about that tour on my blog on Monday, I want to post my review of Shiver tomorrow and the Linger(2nd novel) review on Sunday:) If you like, feel free to visit me then@

    Btw I do want to participate in the Steampunk challenge! Hope its okay that I’ve already posted a review ( of a novel I reviewed before I even knew the contest exists, but I would really like ppl to know my love for Clockwork Angel).

    Greetings, Sarah


  2. Hi Sarah, yes I am from germany, too. Living in Bavaria.

    I’ll definitely go and have a look at your two reviews and the post about the visit to the Book Fair. I have never been there but I would love to go one day.

    I am not too fussed on the two English covers and prefer the German cover by far. I even love the German title because it sounds quite melancholic.


  3. Oh yay….we finally agree on a cover! I love the German cover, followed by the black cover, and then the white one. Is the black one the UK cover? I think I’m not a fan of American covers. Is that my trend?

    I think I’m going to read this series as well. I was thinking of sending it to my sister-in-law, but since I hadn’t read it I didn’t want to send it quite yet. She loved Twilight so I wanted to send her something kind of similar.


    • I think both are Scholastic publications. Light blue is HC, black is paperback.

      You know, we could use Shiver as our romance readalong we were planning. We both would like to read it, so why not use this one?


  4. Oh hey…I actually understood the German cover! *applause for me!* hehehe

    Sure! November? That would be perfect. If it’s great I’ll get it for my sister-in-law for Christmas.


    • Your German is getting better and better.

      So, November it is! Great, so we found a book to read. Maybe some others will join in. Should we post about it?


      • Bella has the book on her TBR so she might be game. Chachic might also be game. We just did it informal with the Kate Daniels books. Maybe that’s better and gives less work since you’re already running the Steampunk Challenge? What do you think? I’m up for whatever.


        • Oh, yes, informal is good. I was just thinking of asking around on twitter and the blogs to see who wants to join. Other than that, no big organizing. However, I have to admit, I do like it when things are slightly structured.


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