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Scorpio Races
Scorpio Races
Author: 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, h...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781407129853
ISBN-10: 1407129856
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 15
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This book is everything that people have said it is and more. There is not a single part of this book thats weak; everything is crushingly beautiful and rarely matched.

Maggie Stiefvater was never a shabby writer, but in THE SCORPIO RACES, her way with language combined with a lingering emotional resonance that I hadnt quite fully experienced in her books until now. THE SCORPIO RACES is deliberately set neither here nor there, now nor then, with the result that it carries a timeless and universal feel. Broken into multiple small parts, it would be hard to pinpoint exactly what makes this book work so wellso I wont. All I know is that somehow, Pucks near-desperate spirit; Seans otherworldly skills with the capaill uisce and his unenviable conflicts; and the magical, addicting, dangerous, and mysterious island of Thisby all combine together for a book thats to be loved and indulged in like a bar of the highest quality chocolate: slowly, lovingly, and satisfactorily with each bite.

THE SCORPIO RACES proves to us all that great books dont have to come in series or trilogies. Oh, how I cant wait to read this one again.
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