Google+ YA Romantics: I Just Finished ... Scorpio Races

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.

5 comments:

  1. I love the cover of this one - everytime I see it I'm like "ooooh, horse..." haha ;o) I can't decide if it's one I want to read or not...I may snag it from the Lib - that way if I go "uh" I don't feel bad about it, haha...Though it's sounding more and more appealing...

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  2. I agree with RivkaBelle. I do like the cover. But I like the UK cover a bit better. Thanks for the great review! :D

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  3. Tayte's right. UK cover:

    http://daisychainbookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/05/uk-cover-reveal-scorpio-races-by-maggie.html

    Which reminds me of this cover of Catcher in the Rye:

    http://tinyurl.com/7725bmq

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  4. I've seen so many reviews about this book with people saying they liked it but didn't think it was great. I'm hesitant to read it because I thought the Shiver series was just ok. Thanks for the review!

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  5. I really want to read this! Your post just reminded me to request the public library to buy it. So thanks!

    Ana
    http://book-spark.blogspot.com/

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