Book Spotlight: THE SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater

I love beautiful prose. I've been a fan of Maggie Stiefvater ever since I read Shiver (Book 1 of her trilogy, The Wolves of Mercy Falls). So when I picked this up, I had high expectations going in and this book did not disappoint.

Blurb and image from Goodreads:

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.

About the Author:

Maggie Stiefvater used to be a calligraphy instructor, a wedding musician, a technical editor, and equestrian artist. Now she's a full-time writer living in Virgina with her husband and their four dogs. She's also got mad skills as a colored pencil artist. (I worship this woman. :D)

You can find out more about her and her books at: http://maggiestiefvater.com/

The Book: YA Fantasy

Seriously, read this. Beautiful writing, characters you want to root for, and the haunting atmosphere surrounding the capall uisce (kelpies)... Sigh. I can only wish I can write as well as Ms. Stiefvater. (Fangirling here, yes.) Highly recommended. ;)


Cristina said...

this is a favorite of mine. I actually met Maggie yesterday at a book signing for Raven Boys. I can not wait to read it.

The Golden Eagle said...

I read this a few months ago; I liked it a LOT more than I though I would. It's a wonderful story.

Lexa Cain said...

Oddly, I don't like her prose style. But apparently, I'm the only one 'cause she sure is popular.

A.M.Supinger said...

I bought this just the other day. Haven't gotten around to it yet, but your review has me excited to start all over again!

Lynda R Young said...

This book has been on my TBR list for a while now. I really need to push it up the list.

Simon Kewin said...

Sounds wonderful; I shall track it down. Thanks.

Cheryl said...

Sounds interesting!

Bethany Crandell said...

Eeeps! I've been wondering about this book. You swayed me--I'm adding to my TBR ASAP. AUDI G.

Shallee said...

I've heard so much good about her books! Definitely need to pick them up.

Kimberly Krey said...

She IS an amazing writer! Thanks for sharing, Darlin'! :)

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