Narrator: Jenna Lamia & David Ledoux
Pub: Scholastic Press;2009
Audio Length: 9 hours and 44 minutes
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Series, Young Adult
I am not a big werewolf fan. I can totally get into the vamp scene. After all THEY'RE sparkly. But werewolves are right up there with zombies. ESPECIALLY if we're talking romance. I mean...animals or the undead? No thank you.
So. I had no desire whatsoever to read the Shiver trilogy. (1) It's about wolves and (2) it's a trilogy. But then I listened to The Scorpio Races which moved me from a horse-hating fool who ended up eating her own words and adoring it and I figured if there was anyone out there who would convince me that werewolves don't suck, it would be Ms. Stiefvater.
And I guess she sorta did. There is a huge truth in the fact that Stiefvater researches her folklore and then takes those amazing stories and turns them into her own. Because of THAT, I utterly dig the 'behind the scenes' of these weres, their mythos was pretty okay.
Still. She didn't sell me enough to necessarily want to finish the trilogy. I'm pretty okay with how the story ended in the first book and although it's not as though life is resolved, I can walk away from it peacefully.
And the narration? Definitely a winner. I enjoy the two narrators for alternating chapters. I don't think it would have been as fantastic without that element.