The Scorpio Races Sneak Peek

The Scorpio Races Sneak Peek

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by Maggie Stiefvater
     
 

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Shiver and Linger comes a brand new, heartstopping 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.  See more details below

Overview

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Shiver and Linger comes a brand new, heartstopping 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545429474
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
73,963
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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The Scorpio Races Sneak Peek 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
cupcakes4eva More than 1 year ago
this book was awesome.  it was super creative and i appreciated the love that grew between Puck and Sean and how it wasn't just insta-love.  i do love instant love between characters, but this one was different and i liked it.  this book was beautifully written with clear and defined skill.  Stiefvater is an amazing writer and i secretly wish that this book had a sequel or something because i loved the characters!  i really liked how close-knit Puck was with her two brothers, Gabe and Finn.  i also really liked how it wasn't a simple little town, but it was a simple little island which really made it feel so much more secluded from the rest of the world.  i also love Puck's name!  Puck!  for a girl, fantastic!  i do admit, some parts were slow, but i got through them knowing that the book would pick up again.  i loved this book and really recommend it to anyone that's looking for something different.  it's truly original.  i give much applause to the author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is jam packed with action, adventure and a little bit of romance. It would be a shame for you not to read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the whole book and highly reccomend it. It is about ancient sea creatures called kelpies (sea horses in the actual meaning of the word) amd how the main character, Maggie attempts to save the home she has had with her smaller brother her whole life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in schol and thought it was the best ever
terrilbn More than 1 year ago
I read this and went straight out and got the book. Reading it now, 3/4 of the way through, and I am on the edge of my seat. Love this book and author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not get into this book at all. I kept wondering why I was bothering to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like horses so I really liked this book so if you like horses you might have a chance of liking it too. Its slow at some parts, but at the rest its at a fairly fast pace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Scorpio Races has two main characters Puck/Kate Connolly and Sean Kendrick which is told in first person hoping back from character to character. Throughout the novel the Island Skarmouth is described as a horse driven sacred island whose culture is partly revolved around a water horse known as the Capaill Uisce. The Capaill Uisce is an extremely large horse that not only craves the ocean’s water’s but also the blood of animals and other horses, it is known as a ruthless predator who can be tamed and rode only by the bravest. Sean’s dad was killed in the race nine years before the book begins, he is the four time champion that is popular on the islands and in the mainland. Puck’s parents were killed by the Capaill Uisce on a small boat and ever since then Puck and her brothers Gabe and Finn are cautious and terrified of the beast. The reason of her fear makes Kate debate the decision to either ride on her normal breed horse Dove or try to tame and ride the same creature that killed her parents. I have found that the book itself presents character structure and familiarity when explaining Puck or Sean going into precise detail of their personality. I could easily relate to some of Pucks comments about her siblings or her parents. The only main concern i have is the climax i felt as if i was just expecting a longer more intense moment. Overall the novel was good it had precise characterization and a very intriguing plot.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the idea (though a bit gruesome) of this book and I love the characters. I loved the romance and I love the action. I basically loved everything about this book. I recommend this to anyone and everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED IT!!! Sean and Corr brlong together and are an amazing pair but will they win the race? You must find out! Its really suprising
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Epic!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sadly, I can only read this sneek-peek as I am unable to buy the book at the moment, but just that much has sparked my interest immensely! Already I can tell this is a great book, so far.
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crystalbella77 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much! I loved it so much I read it in just a few hours because I couldn't put it down. It was beautifully written and just an amazing and different story. I felt like I was there because the writing was so well done. I felt everything the characters felt. Loved it so much!
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My teacher recomendend this book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book!!! It started out a little boring but later in the book was very exiting and i could not put the book down!!! I recomend it to anyone!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really want to read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never read a book like this one. I love this book everone should give it a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book! I can't even believe they could do such a thing as give away a gem like this for free! I know some might say it is slow paced, but i relished every minute of it. There is so much emotion, and you can really read into the characters. The question you need to be asking yourself is why am i reading these dumb reviews when i should just get the darn book and and read it? I'm serious! READ IT NOW!!
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