Expected publication: October 18th 2011 by Scholastic PressBook Description:
My copy: ARC
My copy: ARC
It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.
At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.
Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.
Just so you know, I had attempted to read Maggies' Shiver but...am I the only one who thought it was Twilight but with Jacob/Sam getting Bella/Maggie? Well I'm not the one to judge an author by one book so I was excited to receive The Scorpio Races.
Yes. The "Scorpio" "Races"
Where was the excitement in this book? I didn't expect much in the beginning but based on the cover, the book description and the title...I had hoped for a little more than failed attempts at intense moments by yawn-worthy characters.
I wasn't into the writing either. It was too detailed and unfashionably organized.
Towards the end it got better and exciting but by then I was finished and left unsatisfied. I really hate that I didn't like this but if you like Maggies' work, go for it and give this a try, or you might like it either way. But it wasn't my kind of read.