Is Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver the Next Twilight? These Guys Hope so.

Oh, teen love. Remember when asking out that cute girl in Chemistry class was the toughest thing you ever had to do in your life? Nowadays there are werewolves and vampires and other supernatural complications to deal with. Man, dating has gotten dangerous! Novelist Maggie Stiefvater’s three-novel Young Adult series about a teenage girl and her werewolf boyfriend would seem to fit that mold, or at least producers Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne hope so because they’ve just shelled out some buckaroos for the series with an eye towards turning it into a movie trilogy.

Stiefvater’s first installment in her three-book series is called “Shiver”, and follows a teenage girl name Grace who shares a friendship with a wolf that once saved her life when she was younger. When a mysterious boy name Sam with yellow eyes show up, Grace realizes that he’s the wolf, but can only be human for a few months during the summer. In winter time, when it gets cold, he must revert back to wolf form. Further problems arise when a local boy is killed by a wolf, and a wolf hunt by the locals threaten Sam’s life. Can Grace save her hairy boyfriend? Best get that electric razor handy…

“Shiver” was on the bestsellers list for six weeks, which means it was a hit. The second installment, “Linger” is due out next August. No word if moody vampires will enter the picture, though there are still two additional installments left, so you never know.

Variety has the producers going to Warner Bros. with the book before looking for a writer.



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Good Lord. Really? Teenage vampire angst wasn’t enough, now this? AND YES I know there are Werewolves or whatever in New Moon.

  • Dedpool

    Good Lord. Really? Teenage vampire angst wasn’t enough, now this? AND YES I know there are Werewolves or whatever in New Moon.

  • SHIVER_FAN

    I just finished reading ‘Shiver’ and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I personally enjoyed it much more than Twilight, having now read them both. ‘Shiver’ was beautifully written, with wonderfully fleshed out characters. I’m very happy to hear that there will be more books coming, but honestly I don’t know where else the story can go from there. I would really recommend the book to anyone looking for a well-written, compelling read.

  • SHIVER_FAN

    I just finished reading ‘Shiver’ and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I personally enjoyed it much more than Twilight, having now read them both. ‘Shiver’ was beautifully written, with wonderfully fleshed out characters. I’m very happy to hear that there will be more books coming, but honestly I don’t know where else the story can go from there. I would really recommend the book to anyone looking for a well-written, compelling read.

  • ShiverFan123

    I just finished rerading Shiver and the bond between Sam and Grace is amazing. Every girl who has had a meaningful realationship will be able to relate to Shiver and every guy will relate to it because of the love they hold for their girlfriend.

  • ShiverFan123

    I just finished rerading Shiver and the bond between Sam and Grace is amazing. Every girl who has had a meaningful realationship will be able to relate to Shiver and every guy will relate to it because of the love they hold for their girlfriend.

  • mel

    is there a second book linked to 1st book called ‘shiver’?

    • Ash_

      Yes there is a second book being released July 20, 2010 called Linger. There will also be a third book but they have not set a release date for that one yet.

      • Kallin(:1917

        july 2011 called forever

  • http://hotmail mel

    is there a second book linked to 1st book called ‘shiver’?

    • Ash_

      Yes there is a second book being released July 20, 2010 called Linger. There will also be a third book but they have not set a release date for that one yet.

  • sally

    i LOVE this book
    hopefully they make into a movie , That would be so COOL

  • sally

    i LOVE this book
    hopefully they make into a movie , That would be so COOL