Thursday, July 10, 2014

Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

10626594Genre: Urban Fantasy 
Hardcover: 416 Pages
Published: October 18, 2011
Series: None

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

My Review: 
            To be honest Scorpio Races was a very boring book. Don't get me wrong, the concept and the characters were interesting, but the book it self was just boring. Basically,  nothing happened. N-o-t-h-i-n-g. A third of the way through the book I was bored to tears because the plot wasn't going anywhere. It was building up to the actual races that takes place in the last 15 or so pages of the book. Ahhh. There was nothing in the plot to keep me interested, yet I continued to the end of the book.

            I couldn't even remember the main characters names or why they were so determined to participate in the Scorpio Races. The relationship between the two main characters seemed very off. I didn't buy the reasoning behind Sean's participating in the races and there wasn't a lot of romance. Since I am a huge fan of romance and there wasn't that much in this book, I didn't connect to any of the characters. Although this book wasn't it for me, I do know that there are others who really enjoyed this book. So if this is something that interests you as a reader then by all means I say give it a shot. Hopefully, you'll enjoy reading this book more than I did. 

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