The Scorpio Races
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2011-10-18
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
Edition language: English
It’s not often I can say there isn’t a single thing I dislike about a book. Please note that I listened to the audiobook version narrated by Steve West and Fiona Hardingham. THINGS I LIKED: The settingIs it Scottish, is it Irish? Is it a little of both? I’m not sure. The atmosphereVery gloomy ...
What to say about The Scorpio Races, which I read as my first Booklikes-opoly Free Friday Selection: The story of The Scorpio Races is told from two intersecting perspectives, that of Puck Connolly and that of Sean Kendrick. The audiobook is read by two narrators, a female narrator for the chapte...
"Tell me what it's like. The Race.""What it's like is a battle. A mess of horses and men and blood."Too bad that's not actually what the book is about, at least not 95% of it.Before reading this book I didn't understand why those I follow gave this book low ratings when it has such a good premise. H...
I just finished this. I like the plot alright. I really like Sean and George and Puck (in that order) and the relationship between Sean and Puck, and Sean and George (in that order). Sometimes i liked the writing, but more often i thought it was confusing. I don't think i like how it ended. It didn'...
What a breath taking story. This lyrical work of art (Yes i said it!!) touched my soul, like no other book has before. The Scorpio Races is heartbreaking, bittersweet, cruel and yet, tender and beautiful.The waterhorses were magical in there ferocity. I grew up on horses so it wasn't hard for me to ...
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