The Scorpio Races

The Scorpio Races

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The Scorpio Races is a novel by Maggie Stiefvater. It tells the story of the annual Scorpio Races between water horses. The reigning champion, Sean Kendrick, goes head to head with the first girl to ever join, Puck Connolly.
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What the community says about The Scorpio Races

  • Melissa Harris
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "This book is well written and I would love to see it made into a movie. Even if you aren't into horses, you will find this book entertaining and engaging. This is one of the best books I have read in a while."
  • Christine Hopkins
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "A fun read. I was looking for a horse racing book but this fantasy story was good. I really enjoyed reading it. The world was interesting and the characters were entertaining. "
  • Tejas Pillai
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Maggie Stiefvater mixes up a classic literary potion again in her "The Scorpio Races," namely, those great standby human themes of love and death. Sean Kendrick and Puck Connolly are competitors, admirers of the water horses they must literally ride to stay alive, and finally paramours. Their struggle to maintain life and find love in a fantastic beachfront setting is riveting in its depiction of the untainted dedication only found in the young. Stiefvater has concocted a winning brew!"
  • Jorge Luis Núñez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "If you're into award winners check this out. It has received the Printz Award. I enjoyed this book."
  • Frank Cook
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "It is a story based on the water horses of Celtic folklore of which I am not particularly a fan of either to be honest. However, since these horses are monstrous beasts and the story is based around people trying to race them you can see that there might be a little more intrigue to it than at first glance. There's little bit of romance and mystery but in the end none it is really enough for me to get over my internal dislike of horses so this one gets a pass from me."
  • Bruce Wong
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "If you love horses and fantasy then this is the books for you. The Scorpio Races is a fantasticly fast paced , wonderful book. I loved the whole book beginning to end. I can't recommend this enough."
  • Alan Carlson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "In the vain of Hunger Games and other similar fantasy stories, The Scorpio Races is really well done and interesting. It keeps you guessing as the players and horses race against time and each other. I was hooked and had to finish it late into the night. "
  • Charles Scott
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "If you liked "The Hunger Games", you will love this. It hasn't gotten the popularity but is even better to me!"
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