Book Rec: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

I don't do reviews, but I do recommend books through the RTW Best Book of the Month posts. Only, I've just read a great book and it's November 3--the end of the month is too long to go without mentioning it! Here's the trailer, which I also love:



What's not to like? Horses, and not-horses, dark legends, a mysterious boy . . . but be warned that there is a healthy portion of blood and violence and peril (people as well as animals, though it's usually the animals that get to me more in books). If you're not sure if that warning has put you off, download the sample through Kindle or whatever app you use. Enough of a taste of what is to come shows up in there that you should be able to make up your mind.

As an aside, I tried to read her Shiver series and had a difficult time connecting with them. Can't even articulate why, but I had no such problem with this book.

4 comments:

RAD - Dot Painter said...

I just read about this in the EW magazine. I dogeared the page to come back to it. I'm not sure I can read about dying animals, especially horses-not horses. :)

The word verification I just got was almost a line from "Megamind," Speeider.

Kate Scott said...

Great pick! The Scorpio Races was one of my favorites this month too.

Jaime Morrow said...

I'm about halfway through this one and didn't finish it in time for our Fall Book Club discussion (it was the choice for November). The writing is excellent and the atmosphere is great. I plan on finishing it, but I'm struggling with not being in the mood for it at the moment. Too bad, because like I said, it's a good book. Glad you enjoyed it so much =)

Stephanie S. Kuehn said...

I'm looking forward to reading this one. I love horses, all kinds of horses. It's sounds very exciting!

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