Scorpio Races, The

Maggie Stiefvater
A spellbinding novel from #1 New York Times bestselling 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, 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 choice. So she enters the competition - the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen. As she did in her bestselling Shiver trilogy, author Maggie Stiefvater takes us to the breaking point, where both love and life meet their greatest obstacles, and only the strong of heart can survive. The Scorpio Races is an unforgettable reading experience.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2018-11-22
I saw a ton of 5 star reviews and have started wondering if I read the same book. I have to start off by saying, this book was so predictable from the very beginning. It’s so obvious that Puck will have to overcome some obstacle during the race and end up winning. And of course this means Sean will lose. I also think there was very little character development in the main characters. Other than the little romance thing that happens between Sean and Puck, the development of both characters is sparse. Which sucked because Puck was such an awful character. She was selfish and kind of childish. Not the type of character I see as a strong female, that’s for sure. Sean was...well...damaged. From the beginning to the end. He just seem like he was broken emotionally and it carried with him through the whole book. Even with that little bit of romance in there, he still seemed that way. Like he could just never be happy. World building was another that this book seemed to be lacking. I honestly couldn’t tell what sort of time period this was. There were cars and televisions, but everyone was riding bikes and horses. Okay? What time period is this? I also wish there was more on where the water horse actually came from. It’s an interesting concept, but one that could have used more detail. Overall, I found this book confusing and somewhat boring. There were several parts where I just couldn’t stay focused because of how boring a section was. I would probably not recommend this book.
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