December 2012

The Scorpio Races

This book is simply amazing.

Maggie Stiefvater is quickly becoming one of my new favorite authors, and her latest book The Scorpio Races did not disappoint. I do have to say that if you are a Wolves of Mercy Falls fan, you may or may not like this one because it’s vastly different from the poetic love story we all love so much. That said, if you treasure a good story, good storytelling, and unique plots painted well—not to mention mythology—you might just love this one like I do.

Have you ever heard of kelpie, or water horses? Some legends say these creatures are darkly bloodthirsty, and will eat a human just as soon as be ridden by one. In The Scorpio Races, we meet an entire island of people who rely on their annual race of such horses as their main tourist attraction and one young girl who enters to win in order to save her family after the death of her parents.