Book Review: The Scorpio Races

The Scorpio Races
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Pages: 416 pgs
Reading Level: MG
Release Date: October 18th 2011
Review Source: Scholastic Press
Available: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Borders

Summary: (from goodreads) 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.

Normally, I would never pick up a book based on horses. However, when I read a few pages I discovered that these are no ordinary horses. The Scorpio Races has an amazing storyline with a surprising touch of romance that didn’t take over the whole story.

The Scorpio Races are the most dangerous races in the entire world. The riders do not ride normal race horses, instead they ride man eating, water horses. In the book we find two riders, Sean and Kate, each having parents who were killed by the water horses. Forced to work together, they begin to develop a special interest for one another. 

This novel was a good read, that I’m sure most people will enjoy.


  1. Man only three trees. Thats a little concerning. I will have to wait til it comes out in Oct. Sounds like something different and fresh though.

  2. I don't know that I love the summary, but I love Maggie so it is already on the TBR list!

  3. I'm looking forward to this!

  4. I'll check this out once it hits the book stands. Thanks :D

  5. Wow only 3? I freaking LOVED this book! I thought it was one of the best written YA books I've ever read. I'll be reviewing it soon and doing a giveaway (yay!)


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