Title: The Scorpio Races
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal
Format: ARC from ATW Tours
Release Date: October 18, 2011
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.
I've been VERY excited about this book since I heard that it was coming out. I really enjoyed Shiver and I'm really excited to read the last two books in that series as well. As much as I really wanted to get into this ARC I was not able to. In this case it wasn't the story that I had a problem with, the chunk of it that I read I REALLY liked a LOT, it was the layout of the ARC itself that I had a problem with. I'm hoping that this is changed in the finished copy, because I AM going to go out and by a finished copy. I WANT to know what happens.
What I noticed first and foremost about Scorpio Races was that it was COMPLETELY different from Maggie's "Wolves of Mercy Falls" series. The chunk of this book that I did read I thought was unique, different and a breath of fresh air to the Young Adult genre. I'm all about different and unique these days.
I also noticed, in the ARC anyway, that the story is told from different points of view. Normally, this isn't an issue for me. In this case it was a big issue for me. I felt that the constant changing of POV's was a distraction and ultimately turned me off to the ARC. I hope that this issue has been dealt with in the finished copies.