Want Books: The Scorpio Races

Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted here at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now. Everyone is free to join, just grab the image above. Leave a comment with a link to your post so I can do a roundup with each post.

I enjoyed reading Maggie Stiefvater’s books last year: Shiver, Lament and Ballad but I didn’t even notice that The Scorpio Races wasn’t included in my wishlist until book pushing expert, Angie, posted this lovely review. As if that wasn’t enough to convince me, Holly cemented my decision with her own review, where she gave the highest praise to the book – I quote, “This brings me to the romance, which is of the slow and gradual variety and causes me to sigh contentedly just thinking about it. It reminded me of the way a certain relationship in The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner develops.” How could I refuse to read the book after that? The Scorpio Races has already been released in the US and I’ve contacted Fully Booked and they said they have copies available in some branches! All I need to do is hunt it down. So much for trying not to buy books. Ah well, resistance is futile.

Here’s the summary from Maggie Stiefvater’s website:

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 β€” the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

What about the rest of you, what book is in your wishlist?

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11 thoughts on “Want Books: The Scorpio Races

  1. Yay! Some stores have it. I hope you get it soon. πŸ™‚

    LOL, I love the Star Trek line, too. Thanks for quoting my review I think? Haha, I hope I don’t live to regret that line but Angie reassured me I was right in saying it.

    • It’s funny because I didn’t even know it was a Star Trek line! I saw a quote somewhere that said “Resistance is futile… if < 1 ohm" and that made me curious because I studied electronics engineering in college (I know, I know) so I looked it up.

      That line sealed the deal for me πŸ˜› Just kidding, I would have read it simply because you said it might be your favorite book for this year.

    • Chris, have you read Maggie Stiefvater’s other books? I really want to get a copy of this. If I wasn’t sick and staying in this weekend, I’d probably drop by Fully Booked. But I’m also trying to decide if I should wait for a sale because I think Trinoma has one scheduled in November.

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