Somehow twitter just doesn’t give me enough room to tell my readalong buddies what I think about Shiver so far.
It is an easy and fast read, that’s for certain.
Carin, who is about as far as I am, said it had similarities to Twilight, but I can’t really agree. Yes, ok, the neglected girl theme is a bit similar, but Grace is a totally different type than Bella in my eyes.
Two things bother me. It is obvious I bought the US version, because there is always the degrees Fahrenheit at the top of a chapter. It is meant to build up some tension as to when it is going to be too cold for Sam to stay human. Nice try, as far as I am concerned. The Fahrenheit measure means zilch to me. I have no idea whether 49 degrees is cold, warm, almost winter, still summer. I have no clue. So the degree info is totally wasted on my. And the tension just won’t come.
Second I haven’t quite figured out when the wolves change anyway. It depends on the age and the season. But the seasonal hint seems to be a bit off. The explanations as to when Sam changed back and forth in the past and when he will change again in the future are somewhat wonky.
All that being said, so far I am liking it. What does everybody else think?