The Scorpio Races

A Book Review
By Jess Friedman

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Title: The Scorpio Races Author: Maggie Stiefvater Genre: YA Fantasy Content Warning: PG-13 for violence and brief strong language

Blurb

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. Goodreads

My Thoughts

YESSSSSSS!!!! THIS is exactly the sort of Stiefvater book I have been craving for years. It has her typical beautiful, heartbreaking prose with themes that make me weak in the knees. It has solid, likable characters and actually scary villains. It has horses written by someone who clearly knows what she’s talking about. It has romance built on friendship and friendships built on not being romantic. And best of all, she finally, finally, finally gave me the climax deserving of all that rising action. Score: 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) Add to Goodreads buy from amazon Buy This Book from Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide
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Jess Friedman

Jess Friedman

Jess is a Canadian-American who's always ready for the next adventure. She loves all things living, always has a million creative projects in progress, and polishes her nerd badge daily. She is passionate about strengthening families by empowering women to make space for things that bring them true and lasting joy. You can read more posts by Jess here.
Jess Friedman

Jess Friedman

Jess is a Canadian-American who's always ready for the next adventure. She loves all things living, always has a million creative projects in progress, and polishes her nerd badge daily. She is passionate about strengthening families by empowering women to make space for things that bring them true and lasting joy. You can read more posts by Jess here.

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2 Responses

  1. So glad you loved this book, Jess! I’ve loved it for years, too. 🙂 Have we discussed it before? Sorry, I don’t remember right now.

    1. I don’t think we’ve discussed it before, but yes, I LOVED it. Easily on my top ten favorite books list now.

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