Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Scorpio Races

The Scorpio RacesGoodreads 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:

-    Being an animal lover, I really enjoyed this book! It was a great story about people and their relationship with animals, specifically horses.

-    I understand the uncertainty of animals. You might trust them, but they can still do unexpected things sometimes. 

-    I loved Puck and Sean's characters, and I loved their relationship with their horses. Sean and Corr really got to me.

-    The book is a little dry at times, but it is still very interesting. 

-    I feel like the most of the book is just anticipating the race! It made me agitated at times.

-    I want to own a horse now, and to learn to ride one!

-    I want to know how Puck got her nickname.

-    I love how the horses communicated to their riders and the reader without saying anything. Their body language was really well written. The horses became actual characters in the story.

-    Besides the race and the horses, there are other aspects and conflicts in the story. I think they added a lot to the story. It made it more realistic, and it made me more sympathetic the characters.

-    The ending almost made me cry! It was sad and happy all at the same time! 


  1. I agree that the book is dry, but I feel like it's one of those books where if you give yourself over to it, it will give back to you tenfold.

  2. I really loved this book -- I agree with you about the ending, as well! This book actually gave me faith in Stiefvater again because I was disappointed with the way her Wolves of Mercy Falls series turned out.... Nice review!