Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wednesday Book Recommendation

The Scorpio RacesThe Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Goodreads Description:
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.
My thoughts:
Easily my favorite read of 2012, and possibly, I don't know, ever.

It deserves more than 5 stars.

I wasn't sure what to think of this book before diving into it, because you have to admit, man eating water horses are a tough sell. But if anyone can do it, it's Maggie. And she does.

Her world building is dead on and each page drips with her often lyrical writing style, plunging you into the world of Thisby from the very first page.

Her characters are full of heart and she takes time to really showcase each of them, to explore their relationships with each other.

The whole thing is magical. The worst part about a book like this is reaching the end. It was well done, a journey I truly loved, and one I hope to visit again.

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Other random ramblings from moi (having nothing to do with above review and spectacular book you must read) it just me, or does Goodreads reminding you how far you're behind on your 2012 goals depress anyone else?!?

I've read a TON this year, more than usual, but there's not really credit for the length of the book you read and so far in 2012 I've been addicted to some lengthy ones. Note to self: Must. Start. Reading. Smaller. Books.

Random rambling #2--I've missed you. It's good to be back and even better to have my latest round of edits behind me.

It's going to be a glorious summer!

Did I miss anything while I was in the writing cave?


  1. 5+ stars...high praise indeed! I'll have to check it out.

    And welcome back! :)

  2. Sounds like a great read!
    (You've been tagged, Hope you'll play along. )

  3. What is a water horse? I'm already intrigued.