The Scorpio Races

Written by: Maggie Stiefvater
Published by: Scholastic Press
Release date: October 18th, 2011
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 409
Format: Hardcover
Buy: B&N, Amazon
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It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.

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.

My Thoughts

FANTASTIC book. I was absolutely glued to every word. The characters are immediately vivid and engaging, and the writing is gorgeous and very atmospheric, which suits the story so well. Some people have said that it takes too long to get to the actual race, but I get the feeling that the race isn’t really the point. All in all, a fantastic read, which I would recommend to almost anyone.

2 thoughts on “Mini-Review: THE SCORPIO RACES

  1. I definitely agree that the race isn’t the real point and that everything about this books is perfection! I read it late in 2013 and it shot up to the top of the best books I read in the year (or ever).

    (I came to gush about The Scorpio Races with you, not realizing this was a mini-review! I think you still really captured the greatness, though!)

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