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The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

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With her trademark lyricism, Maggie Stiefvater turns to a new world, where a pair are swept up in a daring, dangerous race across a cliff-with more than just their lives at stake should they lose.



  • "This book is absolutely gorgeous in its writing. I've noticed many comparisons to the author's previous works in other reviews, but as someone new to Maggie Stiefvater's writing, I had no preconceived expectations. It seems like people either adore this book or despise it, and count me in as one of the ones who absolutely loved it. The world-building in 'The Scorpio Races' is truly remarkable. The island itself becomes a character, and it is wonderfully depicted. The story is told from two different perspectives, and both protagonists are incredibly strong and endearing in their own unique ways. Personally, I usually find the 'boy and girl compete and fall in love' trope clichéd and tiresome, but in this story, it didn't bother me as much, mainly because it wasn't the central focus. Despite being narrated through these points of view, the real heart of the story lies in the horses. I was completely captivated by the narrative, even though I wouldn't consider myself to be a "horse person" at all. Some readers have voiced their dissatisfaction with the pacing, claiming that there is a lot of build-up and not enough action, as the actual race doesn't occur until the end of the book. Personally, I had no issue with this. I thoroughly enjoyed the development of the story and characters. It truly is an engaging and enjoyable read. The two narrators, Steve West and Fiona Hardingham, truly brought this book to life. Their performances added so much depth and richness to the story, making it an even more immersive experience."
  • Maggie Stiefvater has delivered yet another enjoyable novel with "The Scorpio Races". The author skillfully portrays the intricacies of life on the fantastical island of Thisby, where daring men partake in the treacherous annual Scorpio Races, riding capaill uisce (waterhorses) known for their unpredictability and danger. The book strikes a perfect balance of fantasy, allowing readers to connect with the characters on a personal level. It is an entertaining read with a captivating love story and a formidable female protagonist who is exceptionally well-written. The narration is top-notch, making the overall experience even more engaging.
  • Wow, I've enjoyed quite a few of Maggie Stiefvater's books before, but 'The Scorpio Races' was quite a disappointment. I couldn't grasp a clear image of the water horses throughout the story, and as a result, everything felt disjointed. The narrative seemed open-ended, leaving many loose ends untied. Interestingly, the audiobook concludes with a lengthy explanation from the author, which I suppose was necessary due to the lack of cohesiveness and confusing nature of the story. However, it's disheartening that the book required such an explanation. Ultimately, 'The Scorpio Races' failed to meet my initially positive expectations.
  • I really adored this story! The narrators, Steve West and Fiona Hardingham, nailed it and really sucked you into the story. I'm definitely going to give this story another listen in the near future.
  • I absolutely adored this book. The prose was absolutely stunning, the characters and setting felt incredibly authentic, and the story had me completely engrossed. While there is a romantic element to the narrative, it's presented in a more understated manner compared to many other young adult books, and I didn't feel overwhelmed by it. The two narrators did an outstanding job. The final sentences of this book were particularly captivating, thanks to both the exceptional writing and the excellent narration. This is my first experience with this author's work, and now I'm eager to delve into her previous works. I highly recommend giving this book a try.