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.
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- Ends 10/25/11 at 11:59 pm EST
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From Maggie Stiefvater, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shiver series (over 1.7 million copies in print!), comes a brand-new, heart-stopping novel. 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.
4 starred reviews:
- “A taut, chilling, romantic adventure [that] comes to a pitch-perfect conclusion. Masterful. Like nothing else out there now.” - Kirkus, starred review
- “A book with cross-appeal to lovers of fantasy, horse stories, romance, and action-adventure, this has a shot at being the next YA blockbuster.” - Booklist, starred review
- “As a study of courage and loyalty tested… it is an utterly compelling read.” - Publishers Weekly, starred review
- “Stiefvater sets not one foot wrong as she takes readers on an intoxicating ride of their own.” - Horn Book, starred review
Scholastic's This is Teen is also launching a Scorpio Races sweepstakes on Twitter TODAY. Check out the details below:
Good luck! I hope you enjoy The Scorpio Races!
(PS -- Thank you guys for your patience over the last week, and for your kind comments here and on Twitter. It's been a hard one for me. I'll try to get back in the swing of things over the next few days. I meant to review The Scorpio Races for today, but I just haven't had time to read it. I'll get that up ASAP.)