Friday, September 2, 2011

Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Scorpio Races by Maggie Stievfater

There are a few things I want to say before we start. First off, if you are a guy and don't want to read this cover because there is a girl on the horse or because you think Ms. Stiefvater only writes werewolf romances, you are going to miss out. Big time. This is an equal opportunity adventure book and I am telling you right now that you are going to want to read it.

Second thing. "Stiefvater." Hard to spell the first couple times, but worthy of Googling because she's got a hysterical blog and she's pretty local so you might even get to see her IN PERSON (our volunteer CJ saw her last month!)

On to the book?
When his father got up on the horse, Sean knew something was wrong, but he wasn't about to tell his father how to do his job. But when he fell to his death in the race, Sean knew that he would never make the same mistake. Sean would have won.

Puck, on the other hand, never intended to race. Her parents had wanted her to stay away from the water horses at all costs. But, now she has no other choice, the race is the only way.

This is a tense book, where sometimes the creatures in the water bite you in half and sometimes you need to rely on them for your way of life to continue. It's an adventure without being a quest and it is action-packed while still having room for characters that you care about and dialogue that is funny and memorable. Stievfater does this and makes it seem pretty effortless, and for that, I suggest you learn how to spell her name.

Ms. Stiefvater often makes her own trailers, this one was so cool it inspired us to try our hand at animated trailers (keep your eye out for our first one, later this month)

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