Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. Anytime you write a book about wolves, I'm in. This story is about a girl named Grace who gets attacked by the local wolf pack when she's a kid. In the midst of the attack, she meets the yellow eyes of one of the wolves and this wolf gets the others to leave her alone. Years later, she meets a young man named Sam...who just so happens to have the same yellow eyes as her savior wolf. It becomes very clear to Grace that they are one and the same.
I really loved this story. My only complaint was that it could get overly descriptive and I sometimes found myself skimming paragraphs. I mean, did we really need two pages dedicated to the process of making a quiche? But the story basically focused on the love these two had for each other. There were other outside elements and problems that the pair faced, but it remained a love story throughout all of it.
Shiver wrapped up in such a way, I'm almost afraid to read the sequel, Linger. I'll probably eventually buy it because I want to see what happens next for Grace, but I'm going to wait for now.
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare. This is the fourth book in her The Mortal Instruments series. It currently has five stars and 190 reviews on Barnes & Noble's website...not too shabby considering it just came out this week.
I've been waiting and hoping for this book since I read City of Glass. And as soon as the USPS gets their butts in gear and delivers the CoFA I ordered, I'll be able to start reading it.