Monday, January 30, 2012
After Reading: The Scorpio Races
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.
Okay, I'm going to be honest here: I have total and complete author envy when it comes to Stiefvater's works. I mean, I don't know how she does it, but I want to crawl into her worlds and live there. And her writing--gah, it makes me feel like a total hack. Anyhow, yeah, needless to add, this book was amazing. As any indication, it just won the Printz while I was reading this :) The characters were so real, and the races breathed tension. I almost didn't want to read the race chapters--I couldn't bear it if either of the characters had anything happen to them! Anyhow, if you haven't picked this one up yet, DO IT! You won't regret it.