Monday, November 16, 2020

Review: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

It is November and so, of course, I have read The Scorpio Races again. This time for the eleventh time. I will never tire of the story. It is still the very best book to me. The one that I have read most. The one I will read again and again. Haven't listened to the audio yet, though. Maybe next year, finally. This book is fully beautiful.

Considering I have already written about this book so much, ha, I will not be sharing much about it this time. Just how badly I love it. How special everything is to me. The writing is still so perfect. The setting is incredible. I love this little island of death horses. I love that the book feel both old and modern at times. Very good.

Mostly I very much love these characters. I so love how the book is told from two point of views. Puck and Sean. Puck is officially named Kate, but goes by both names. I love her to death. She is fierce and so brave. I love her love for her two brothers. Finn is amazing. I am still upset with Gabe, even after having read this book so often, ha. I still understand why he would want to leave. But I will never understand how long he waited to let his siblings know, how he did not tell them about the house. That was not okay. So yeah. Still very upset with Gabe. Hmph. But Finn is all kinds of amazing. So cute and sweet. And such a great brother. I just adore this boy way too much. They are the best siblings. Parents are dead, a year ago. They are just trying to survive.

There is so much I could write about this story. But I won't. I already have. It's a story about a girl entering into a deadly horse race, trying to save her home. Trying to win some money to save her and her younger brother, after the oldest one decides to move away after the races. But this is no normal race. It is a race between deadly water horses. Much bigger and much faster than regular horses. And much more deadly. They would rather eat you than cuddle you. Puck is entering into this race with her regular island horse.

And also as the first girl to ever do so. Which means the men of this island is not kind to her. Which was all kinds of rude. Hmph. But Puck was the bravest and I adored her the most. Then there was Sean. I loved seeing them meet. Getting to know each other better. Getting to see them fall in love. Sigh. It was the best. Sean has his own water horse. Corr. There is so much going on there. All perfect. I loved them both beyond words. All the side characters were amazing too, as always. I love this story beyond words.

The Scorpio Races is still the most perfect book. It took me some days to read this time, because of my health and me not being able to focus well, but that did not make me love this book any less. It is still the best thing. It still gives me so much hope and love and despair too, haha. It is such an evil book. And I so love every moment of it. The romance between Sean and Puck still makes me the happiest. So slow and beautiful and the most perfect. Reading about Sean and Corr together is the most precious thing there is.

What I want most of all, still, is a sequel to this one. Another story of Sean and Puck and Corr. Another story with more of Finn and Holly and everyone else. I do not want this story to end. But of course, the ending is beautiful, yet I still want more. And so another year of hoping that Maggie will finally announce that she is writing a sequel, haha. Fingers crossed. Next year is the tenth anniversary of this book being out. Hoping for something special then. So excited. You must all read this book, if you have not already.

It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.

1 comment:

  1. I adored this one too. It would be awesome to see it made into a movie!


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