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January 12, 2012

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

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.( Goodreads)

I give this book 4 1/2 stars. I do like how Maggie Stiefvater gives the main characters a turn to tell the story through their eyes. Puck and Sean are strong people. They both know what they want and need in their life. These main characters compliment each other and can stand on their own. Puck and Sean meet each other because they share a passion and love for their horses and their Island, Thisby, they call home. Puck loves her horse Dove. Sean loves his horse Corr, a water horse known as a Capall Uisce, which are dangerous and thirst for blood. Her older brother gives her news that causes her to react by deciding to ride Dove in The Scorpio Races. Because of her decision to race, she meets Sean and finds herself drawn to him.

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