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.