Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I Just Finished ... Scorpio Races
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. The blurb was a little cryptic. Now that I read the book, I understand why. The book is a little hard to sum up. Her's my best one sentence attempt: on the island of Thisby, carnivorous wild horses come out of the ocean, and the bravest of the island residents race them on the beach.
I really enjoyed the book. Maggie Stiefvater's writing is beautiful. The story had a mythical, fairy tale quality. The setting is evocatively described. The pacing is slow but deliberate. Bit by bit, the book drew me in. But by the climactic race scene, I was holding my breath.