The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Summary

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Shiver and Linger comes a brand new, heartstopping novel.

Some race to win. Others race to survive.

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 choice. So she enters the competition – the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.
As she did in her bestselling Shiver trilogy, author Maggie Stiefvater takes us to the breaking point, where both love and life meet their greatest obstacles, and only the strong of heart can survive. The Scorpio Races is an unforgettable reading experience.

-From Amazon.com

Review

I did not finish this book because of one reason. Some of the violence. I really thought that the story line was amazing and it was a great fantasy novel, but it was just not one for me. It is about these water horses and how they are tamed for the ‘Scorpio Races’. I got about a quarter of the way in and I just didn’t want to read more.

If the author, Maggie Stiefvater, reads this review (as some authors have done(much to my surprise)), I do not want her, or you, to think that this was a bad book. On the contrary, it was an amazing book and had a great story line and maybe I will pick this book up later, but for me, I just did not want to read about the bloody parts of the book. There are not many parts like that, but the ones that are, are quite graphic.

I really do recommend this book if you are interested in that type of story line as it really is a good read and many people will and have enjoy/enjoyed it (obviously as it was #1 on the NY times best sellers list.)

So please do give this book a try, it is really a good read and the characters are interesting and the story line is intriguing and interesting to read as well. I just was not in the mood for this book right now. I will probably pick it up again some time in the future and have a different view on it .

Enjoy!