Book Review: The Scorpio Races

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Rating: 4/5

The Scorpio Races

I could give you some lines about how my “eyes ate up the page” or how it was “a real page-turner” but those don’t really explain how much fun The Scorpio Races was to read. From the moment I downloaded my copy, I was hooked. I read on my phone as I walked into work, on my kindle as I brushed my teeth and on the kindle cloud reader whenever I had a spare moment.

The Scorpio Races is like a strange cross between The Watery Part of the World, War Horse and a traditional YA adventure story. It has the same sense of place as The Watery Part of the World, with the main characters serving as a representation of the island. The bond between the main characters and their horses is very reminiscent of War Horse, and as a reader you feel the same attachments.

This book is perfect for reluctant male readers because it grips you from the first page. There aren’t really any “down moments,” nor is there too much fluff. It will appeal to female teens as well because of the strong female lead…she’s a lot like Katniss but less abrasive!

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2 responses to “Book Review: The Scorpio Races”

  1. I just finished 84 charing cross road, thank you for the recommendation! Also, you should check out Red Rising. Yes, it’s another dystopian read (we will never escape it!) but it has a good plot and writing. I spent two nights up until 2am soaking it all in!

    1. I have a copy of Red Rising sitting in my “to be read” pile — I’ll pick it up this weekend!

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