Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Scorpio Races- Maggie Stiefvater
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: October 18 2011
From the Back: At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.
Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen
Review: The Scorpio Races is one of the most unique books that I have read all year. Maggie is known for her love of folklore with her other books, and she caught me when I read Shiver not to long ago. Now, I'm on the Maggie train for good. Reading The Scorpio Races was like diving into a cool pool of water, I loved it right from the start. I've never read a book which was based around the folklore of Water horses, though I am no stranger to the lore. Stiefvater twists it to her advantage, in her latest book. I stayed up all night reading this one, I could feel the tension all through my body whenever the wild flesh eating water horses appeared on the beach or in the storms. And--Oh the romance! Subtle, oh so subtle left me wanting for more. Overall this is probably my favourite book from 2011.
I may or may not have squealed a bit when I saw it in the book store...