This is the second book in a series of young adult novels that are already being made into movies. The first one, Shiver, far surpassed my expectations given that the plotline reminded me of the Twilight series. (Full disclosure: I read those too.)
While most young adult writers capitalized on the Twilight “genre” by going the vampire route, Maggie Stiefvater decided to take the werewolf way. But she does it without the cheesiness that you’d think would be associated with a story about love between a 17 year old girl and a mythical creature who shifts from a human to a wolf when….well, that’s what this book is about.
We are told that the shifting happens when it gets cold, but “new” werewolves shift without any rhyme or reason. And Grace was bitten when she was 8 years old, but she never shifts. Now Sam has found what he thought was cure. Its winter and he’s human. But is it really a cure? And why is Grace getting sick all the time? What is going on with the new werewolf who shifts every 5 minutes? Or the other new werewolf who doesn’t ever shift even though that is all he wants to do?