Title: The Scorpio Races
By: Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: October 18th, 2011
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Summary from Goodreads: 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.
Review: Booo! I'm so tired of this author and probably won't pick up another book written by her. The story was interesting, a good concept, but it was the delivery that was lacking. I gave the book three stars because of the story.
The reason why I can't read this author any more is the fact that she can't write a story from a single point of view. The book is relatively short, and the story its self doesn't seem to have much content to it. The author can't come up with a long enough story line to keep you interested or invested in the characters. You must be really good at character development to switch characters so much.
I felt let down and empty at the end of this book. I wanted more. I also wanted to be part of the races, but that is only because I could picture my own adventure in this world and not the one that was written.