Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater

Title: The Scorpio Races
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: October 18th, 2011, hardcover
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Group: Young Adult Literature
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.
There was just something about this book that made me love it so much. I don't believe that I have ever read anything quite like this before, and I mean that in the most wonderful way. Maggie Stiefvater is such a beautiful writer. I loved her Wolves of Mercy Falls series, so I knew that I would just love this book as well. The characters of Puck and Sean were so awesome and amazing at the same time. This book was not what I was expecting, but I am glad that it turned out to be more about horses that I thought it would. There should seriously be more books about horses. I love them.

I loved how the author switched POV's between Puck and Sean, so you got to know both of their personalities and why the wanted to ride in the Scorpio Races. It took me quite some time before I actually got into the story, probably around 75 pages, but once I did I could not put it down. The last 50 pages are so intense! I never really understood why Sean wanted to ride in the races until I finally realize that it was for the horse Corr. I loved everything about Puck as well. I could really relate to her character and she seemed so real! For some reason, I kept picturing Katniss from Hunger Games. But once I realized that she had red hair (like me!) I started picturing myself. I know totally wrong... hehe!

The ending of this book just blew me away! I had no idea who would actually win the races or what would happen during them! I also loved Puck and Sean. I was worried at first that their somewhat relationship would seem a little cheesy, but it wasn't at all! Like I said, there just isn't one thing that I can say to complain about. It was just so EPIC. The last chapter was absolutely perfect. I was scared that it wouldn't feel satisfied since this is a standalone book, but I loved it. I just can't stop saying good things about this book.

I really recommend this book for everyone! There isn't a book in YA that is quite like this one! Maggie Stiefvater is an incredible writer. I can't wait to read more by her!

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this book, it almost felt as if I was there. I would definitely recommend this book to my friends.
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