Ages 13 - 17
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.
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.
I listened to this book via my IPod. The story began a little slow, but soon I was drawn deep in to this amazing world where horses are born of the sea and humans risk life and limb to tame them.
Beautifully written by the author of the popular Shiver series (which I didn't care for), The Scorpio Races has the texture of a historical novel flavored with a touch of folklore. I really enjoyed this story, and I loved that I could not always anticipate how things would unfold.
One of the best YA novels out there right now.