Update #5: 48 Hour Book Challenge

First new book complete!

photo-1Update #5:

  • 3.5 hours reading time (11.5 total hours read)
  • 390 pages read (1334 pages total)
  • 0 cups of tea (2 cups total)

The Books

Review #6: I loved Maggie Stiefvater’s The Scorpio Races and The Raven Boys so I was excited to finally dive into Shiver. When it first came out, I avoided it, thinking it was just another paranormal romance trying to bank on the success of Twilight. Wow, I could not have been more wrong. Sure, the paranormal romance aspect is there, but Stiefvater’s writing is stellar. She’s deeply concerned with character and, as a result, Grace and Sam feel like real people, not romantic ciphers. (And honestly, even the romance is some of the best I’ve seen.) The plot is exciting and never feels like Stiefvater is just throwing in complications for the sake of it. A friend described Shiver as a kind of fairy tale, and it definitely has that vibe in the best way possible. I can’t wait to read the sequels!

4 thoughts on “Update #5: 48 Hour Book Challenge

  1. I’m reading this now! After about ten minutes into it I ordered the next book from the library because I didn’t want to wait for it after I finished the first.

  2. Good to know. I stayed away from this book on account of thinking it was too paranormal (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I’ll have to pick up a copy and give it a read. Thanks for the review.

    You are really blowing through a lot of books in a short period of time. Did you sleep at all last night?

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