Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Some race to win. Others race to survive.

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 choice. So she enters the competition - the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

I wanted to read The Scorpio Races ever since I heard about it. Too bad it didn’t live to my expectations. The thing is that this book lacks dialogue and, I’m a dialogue kind of girl. I like how characters develop through it and, how they interact with each other. Sadly I didn’t find what I was looking for in this book. Sometimes there were too many pages without any dialogue and it gets kind of boring and lonely.

Another thing is that I found myself lost more than once. I don’t know if it was the use of big words or how she put them together but I was totally like “What just happened there?” and, I’m pretty sure nobody likes that. To tell you the truth it was a hassled to get into the book and finishing it.

I did think the idea of flesh eating horses was brilliant and the race was cool although it started 50 or so pages from the end of the book but, that wasn’t enough for me to give it a good review. I feel bad that I didn’t like it mostly because I loved Maggie’s previous work and her writing but hey, I have to be honest. I do know people who really enjoyed the book so maybe if you liked Maggie’s other books you might want to give it a try but be warned, The Scorpio Races is nothing like The Wolves of Mercy Fall series.

1 comment:

  1. Another "different from the norm" from Stiefvater. She has a knack for telling her own story BUT with elements that sound and feel familiar. Her characters are fully developed and you can really "see" them . I would recommend this book from ages 13 and up.
    Highly recommended Land For Sale in Alaska


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