Monday, April 30, 2012

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater


Maggie Stiefvater is so creative and talented! Who knew that racing water horses could be so engaging and make up a book that I loved? Puck and and Sean are both such great characters-Puck is the underdog in the race, wanting to win to save her family home. Sean has a talent for the horses and is the top choice to win (he's won many times before), but he's still under the rule of the Malvern family, who own the horses Sean works with and trains, including his beloved Corr. The two lives intersect when they both compete in the races, making a wonderful story that I got lost in. The island of Thisby was so rich and real and the characters really came to life. I listened to this one on audio and the narrators have such wonderful, velvet voices, the audiobook was so addicting to listen to!

1 comment:

  1. Highly, highly recommended grades 7-up. This novel is not be missed! Some language--it is a horse racing town, after all. Language much worse can all be heard on prime time television. Violence and death in the race.
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