Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday (31) Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

I've been seeing this one around for a few weeks, and I have to say I love the cover and the fairy tale quality of the story.

Then I got an e-mail from Elise at Reading Rocks alerting me to the fact that someone has put an ARC of the book, due in hardcover on August 1st, up on ebay (read the whole story on Maggie's blog).

I am completely against selling ARCs (though should I make an exception for NYC's The Strand bookstore since I hear publishers themselves actually dump ARCs there?) and though it can be hard to figure out what to do with ARCs you don't need anymore, I try to either pass mine on to other reviewers, give them to friends, or donate them to charity. I know some say you should destroy them, but I am incapable of hurting a book!

In any case, here is the summary of Shiver:

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

You can pre-order SHIVER from Amazon by clicking here. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can pick up a copy of this at BEA. Maggie is signing at the Scholastic booth on Saturday from 3:30-4:30 pm so hopefully I can fit that in!

As always, Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

37 comments:

Alea said...

Yeah I guess if that is true maybe the publishers rather get them into the hands of readers instead of the bottom of a recycling bin? Yeah I don't think there is any possible way I can't go to the Strand when in New York...

NotNessie said...

I am very excited about this book as well, and very jealous of your opportunity to pick one up....

Emily Ruth said...

this looks amazing!

bermudaonion said...

I'm opposed to selling or destroying ARCs too! I hope to go to The Strand too. Maybe I can find a copy of Shiver there!

Jessica Kennedy said...

I too am seeing a lot of this book!
I'll be right there with you on Saturday at BEA to try to nab a copy of this! Thanks for the heads up! :)

Heather Zundel said...

Looks awesome. But if I could go to BEA, I would be doing everything in my existence to get my hands on an ARC of Catching Fire. Sigh. September is way too far away.

Have fun at the Strand! That was the ONE place I didn't get to see while I was there.

MichieBee said...

I've seen this one a few times on blogs and stuff, and while I liked the cover, I never really bothered reading the blurb. Well, I have just now and WOW, I really want to read this one now! XD

Liviania said...

I can't wait to read it either! Have you read Lament yet?

Lenore said...

Liv - No, I just got it the other day. (Thanks again!)

Elizabeth said...

Man, I loved the cover before I even knew it had a fairy tale thing going on. I will be so all over this.

Does it say something really bad about me that my first thought on the ARC selling was "I wonder if the publisher did that, then tried to make a scandal about it, as a publicity ruse"? What's wrong with me?

That said, while I personally would never sell an ARC because I respect the editing process (I've edited a book that we now have ARCs of, and the actual book is going to be so much better than the ARC, so I'm really sensitive to this now!), I do feel a bit like... how many books have such a big fan base before coming out that people will pay a bunch of money for the ARC? If you're in this category, you probably have bigger things to worry about. Or, what am I missing?

Senfaye said...

It is so amazing! :) I hope you get it!!!!

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I want this one too. Maggie will be at ALA and I'm hoping to get her to sign my copy of Lament (and maybe pick up Shiver?) Have fun at BEA-I wish I could go!!!

Mary said...

I hope it's a good book!

I gotta get to The Strand one of these days...

Lisa Schroeder said...

I think this one is going to be a big, big hit! Maybe the next Twilight? We'll see! :)

Kate said...

This looks really good but I need to read the first in the series first :D

Reverie said...

such a good WOW a definite Must have! looks soooo soooooo good!

Zibilee said...

This book looks excellent!

prophecygirl said...

I'm really looking forward to this one too!

KB said...

I really want this book! Maggie is doing a great contest over on her blog. She is also going to be at ALA where I hope to be first in line getting a copy of her ARC!!

Reader Rabbit said...

Eek, selling ARCs? Besides the Strand, it's crazy!
Shiver sounds great, though! I can't wait till I can get my hands on it!

purplg8r said...

I've seen this around too..it looks great and is on my WL!

Bookworm said...

Doesn't this sound amazing? I really want to read it--it sounds so unique and interesting. Plus the cover is gorgeous with a capital G! I am a sucker for simple yet striking covers...

Steph Su said...

It's funny, because ARCs were made to be thrown away, and yet us readers cannot even fathom that horrifying nightmare. Love it. :)

PopinFresh said...

I blogged about this awhile back and I agree with you, it looks like a wonderful read. I can't wait to read it.

~ Popin

Amy said...

I'm really looking forward to this as well! I"ll have to run to the Scholastic booth after the panel. ;)

Melanie said...

Hmmm... This looks like an interesting read.

Rebecca Herman said...

haha Steph Su the idea of throwing away any book is horrifying to me ARC or not!

Anyway I don't know where the Strand gets their ARCs but they've had them forever. I used to shop them when I was a little kid. They don't make much of a profit on them.

Alexa said...

This sounds wonderful. I hadn't heard of it so thanks for pointing it out!

Jess said...

Wow -- this sounds fantastic. Love the cover too.

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

I've seen a lot of ARC's up for auction on eBay. It's crazy. I guess some people consider them collectible? True first editions or something like that?

Shiver sounds excellent. I hope you're able to get a copy of it at BEA!

Lenore said...

Elizabeth - It would be a great publicity ruse!

Ruth - I've heard that too. Imagine how much an ARC of Harry Potter must be worth!

Bookgeek said...

Just read Shiver. Could not put it down. It's wonderful. Will review very soon.
Oh, and I keep all my arcs too - can't imagine destroying them

Ladybug said...

Oh, this sounds like a book for me. I have written down the title, August seems such a long wait(but I have plenty of books to read in the meantime). I think I have to preorder a copy at Amazon, I live in Norway and I bet the book won't come out here in August.

Lenore said...

Hi Ladybug - I visited your blog and tried to leave a comment, but I couldn't. Hope you'll be able to find Shiver!

Ladybug said...

Thanks for letting me know :) I think there is a problem with my template. I have experienced another problem with it as well.

Zibilee said...

This one looks like something I would love to read. If you do manage to get a copy, I will be interested in reading your review!

Kiyenna said...

I work at a bookstore and got the proof of this. :D It's really amazing. I've never read a story quite like it. Sam is like the boy I fantasized about as a teenager suddenly embodied. It had me in tears by the end. Q_Q Highly recommended!

I'm definitely buying this in hardcover for my personal library.