Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater is a NYT bestselling young adult novel, the first in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series. From the reviews I read, it seemed to me to be along the lines of Twilight.
Her amazing ability to create trailers as seen below drew me in.
I was about to make a purchase until I read this hilarious review by user Sparrow:
The middle of this story is really, really douchey. It’s like when your friend falls in love, and it’s fun to talk about the boy she likes for a little while; and then your eyes glaze over, and she’s still talking; and then you get a little uncomfortable about the obscene level of detail she’s giving you (about what they ate for breakfast and how their elbows touched like fifty times, nothing exciting), and she’s still talking . . .
That’s hilarious. Yet what really had me laughing with my head thrown back was this:
I just wanted these kids to get a room, and then they did get a room, but kept telling me about everything. Gag. It was like being the third wheel in a makeout session that lasted foooooreeeeveeeer.
More of this Review can be read on Goodreads.
Personally, I’m still checking out a book by this author. She is, afterall, a successful writer in my genre.