Well technically, this book isn't new. It came out last summer but it was recommended to me by Barnes and Noble the other day and I bought it on the spot. You know me and my Young Adult Fiction. I am a sucker for it :-)
The book is called Shiver and it is by Maggie Stiefvater
After I finished reading Eclipse for the 5th time, I went in search of another young adult series that could possibly live up to Harry Potter and Twilight. Obviously, that is a pretty tough task for any writer, especially given the overwhelming success of both series due to the movies. But when Barnes and Noble suggested I might like Shiver, I read the synopsis and was sold.
Its your average human-girl-meets-werewolf-boy story, but with some new and exciting twists. The author's attention to detail and character development are fantastic. I will admit that it took me a few chapters to really get invested in the main characters, Grace and Sam, but once I reached that point there was no turning back. I am already starting to envision who will play them in a movie :-)
I don't want to give anything away to those who want to read the book, but I will say that the ending is a bit of a cliff hanger. But don't worry because the second installment in this series, called Linger, comes out this July!! But sadly, we will have to wait a whole year for the third and final installment, called Forever, that will be released in Summer 2011. All three books have been picked up as movie options so I am very excited to see what will become of this series.
If you want to read more about the author and/or her books...you can check out her website and live journal here. Happy Hump Day everyone!!