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Maggie Stiefvater

Autor(a) de Shiver

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About the Author

Maggie Stiefvater is the author of the bestselling Shiver Trilogy (Shiver, Linger and Forever) and The Raven Cycle Series. She is also the author of a book in the Spirit Animals Series (Hunted). Her title Sinner made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014. Maggie attended Mary Washington mostrar mais College, graduating with a B.A. in history. She is also an artist, equestrian, musician, and technical editor. She enjoys writing full time from her home in Virginia. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver (2009) 8,271 cópias
The Raven Boys (2012) 6,112 cópias
Linger (2010) 4,517 cópias
The Scorpio Races (2011) 3,468 cópias
The Dream Thieves (2013) 3,321 cópias
Forever (2011) 3,230 cópias
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (2014) 2,677 cópias
The Raven King (2016) 2,461 cópias
Lament (2008) 1,817 cópias
Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie (2009) 1,109 cópias
All the Crooked Saints (2017) 1,069 cópias
Call Down the Hawk (2019) 1,007 cópias
Sinner (2014) 938 cópias
Hunted (2014) 888 cópias
Mister Impossible (2020) 402 cópias
Shiver / Linger / Forever (2011) 380 cópias
Bravely (2022) 303 cópias
Greywaren (2022) 211 cópias
Opal (2018) 187 cópias
Swamp Thing: Twin Branches (2020) 152 cópias
The Anatomy of Curiosity (2015) 112 cópias
The Raven's Prophecy Tarot (2015) 86 cópias
The Raven Cycle (2019) 66 cópias
Requiem 55 cópias
Spirit Animals, Books 1-5 (2014) 10 cópias
Scorpio Sea Tarot (2020) 9 cópias
#girlnovel 6 cópias
Lament / Ballad 2 cópias
Valente: Um sopro de magia (2024) 2 cópias
#darknovel 1 exemplar(es)
Forever: Deleted Scene! 1 exemplar(es)
œ: ơ ʻ ư 1 exemplar(es)
Non Quis, Sed Quid 1 exemplar(es)
The Hounds of Ulster 1 exemplar(es)
Shiver, Part 2 (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
#foolishnovel 1 exemplar(es)
Shiver / Linger (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Ve znamení Štíra (2013) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love (2010) — Contribuinte — 254 cópias
Demons (2011) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Hummel, Heidi
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Harrisonburg, Virginia, Amerika
Locais de residência
Harrisonburg, Virginia, Amerika
Mary Washington College at the University of Virginia(B.A. History)
Pequena biografia
Margaret Stiefvater (born November 18, 1981) is an American writer of Young Adult fiction, known mainly for her series of fantasy novels The Wolves of Mercy Falls and The Raven Cycle. She currently lives in Virginia.

Stiefvater was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She described herself as an "anxious child with many phobias." As a child, she wanted to be a fighter pilot and race-car driver and was a voracious reader who enjoyed writing. By age 16, she was submitting manuscripts to publishers. After being home-schooled from sixth grade on, Stiefvater attended Mary Washington College, graduating with a B.A. in history. By the time she had entered college, she had already written over 30 novels, including four thrillers about the Irish Republican Army, a historical blockade runner novel, and a high-fantasy novel about "impassioned enchanters fighting among civil unrest." At 16, she legally changed her first name from Heidi to Margaret. Her maiden name was Hummel. After graduating, she worked as a portrait artist, specializing in equestrian art. In 2010, she gave a TEDx Talk for NASA entitled "How Bad Teens Become Famous People", in which she reflects on her youth as a "Bad Teen" and how those years have impacted her.
Writing career

Stiefvater published her first novel, Lament, in 2008. Before Lament had been released, she sold the rights to Ballad, the sequel to Lament, and to Shiver, the first book in the trilogy The Wolves of Mercy Falls. Shiver spent more than 40 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list. There are over 1.7 million copies of The Wolves of Mercy Falls series in print and more than thirty-six foreign editions have been licensed.





Bravely is a thoughtful fairytale about ruin and renewal. It is also a follow-up to the Pixar movie Brave. For me, these two things did not go together. It could be because I watched the movie only hours before I started reading the book, but I could tell that the tone was very different. The main tone I thought of when returning to the book each time was quiet dread. Stiefvater had to add layers to the characters in order to have anything to work with since in the movie the characters only have as many layers as their role requires. While necessary and more nuanced, it changed the characters from how we knew them in the movie and so, again, it felt weird as a follow-up.

I would say that Stiefvater’s book interacts with the history and culture of Scotland more than Brave did, so if you’re looking to feel more of the realism of the era than I would recommend Bravely. I also like the fairytale structure of the story and the exploration of change as those themes did fit the movie, although in a drastically different tone.

Merida is visited by two gods, one of ruin and one of renewal. In order to save her family and kingdom she has to get every member of her family to change by the end of the year or the god of ruin will do what he does and destroy the place to bring renewal and balance. Throughout the story Merida has to come to terms with the change she is bringing to her family. Even though the change will save their lives Merida likes to keep things the way they are. In addition, the god of ruin shows her the change he brings by his power and Merida has to reconcile her feelings about ruin (on the large scale and on the individual level) and the positive results it ultimately has on the places and people it impacts.

The novel is didactic in the way that many fairytales are. It reminded me of Stiefvater’s novel All the Crooked Saints. Although I did not enjoy Bravely, the thing that kept me reading was the thoughtful aspect of it. A story exploring the positive impacts of ruin during COVID era is certainly interesting. I would describe it as a pagan approach to the question why does God allow bad things to happen, although without the danger that one incurs from saying all things happen for a reason during a period of tragedy. As Merida struggles to understand ruin the reader must as well. I wonder how a reader who didn’t have that viewpoint already would react. If I was reading this as a teen I’m sure I would find it to be incredibly profound, but I feel like I’ve already been on Merida’s journey and it was more confirming than eye-opening.

*Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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caaleros | outras 5 resenhas | May 17, 2024 |
What a beautifully strange book...
caaleros | outras 53 resenhas | May 17, 2024 |
Massive rockstar Cole St. Clair is making a comeback to the music scene after disappearing for a couple of years (and only a select few know that he’s now a werewolf). So he’s moving to LA to record a new album while filming a reality show about the process. But he’s really in LA because the woman he fell for while trying to figure out how to be a wolf and not a suicidal drug-addict hot (in more ways than one) mess now lives here, and he wants to try to win her back (if, in fact, she was ever his to begin with). Complications: Isabel’s parents are imploding, her brother died trying NOT to be a werewolf, and she’s built so many walls to keep herself safe that even a guy with zero red flags would have a challenge on his hands. And Cole has enough red flags to make a very, very large…somethingorother…out of them. Lots of flags. Also? The person in charge of the reality show has a history of inviting hot messes to star in her projects so she can throw wrenches in their path and film them losing control. For that to happen to Cole would be bad for lots of reasons. Can he keep himself together while projecting the image of Wildman St. Clair while also convincing Isabel that he’s a safe space?

The last in the Shiver series, this is my favorite by a lot, even though (because?) the main characters are nowhere to be found. Cole and Isabel have a much more interested (and much less exhausting?) storyline, and I adore them both. Smart people doing stupid things are rarely so easy to root for as here. Steifvater, I think, was honeing her Ronan skills in Cole, and it was so fun to watch.
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scaifea | outras 51 resenhas | Apr 30, 2024 |
Well done. In day's of yore I would have said "I couldn't put it down", but since I was listening rather than physically reading, I'll have to confess to "binge listening". I can't imagine that the print version of this 3rd book of the series compares to the audio version; as in print, you wouldn't get the demonstration at the end, Part 10, of Maggie Stiefvater's marvelous talent for music composition and performance!
TraSea | outras 158 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |



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