Some riders live.
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
My thoughts : I bought this book as soon as it was released and it was getting a little dusty so I decided to give it a shot. I love Maggie's Wolves of Mercy Falls series so I was really looking forward to read this one. Though it is completely different from her other books, this one is beautifully written too and the writing is actually what stands out according to me in The Scorpio Races .. I've greatly appreciated reading a stand alone for once as the books I read are most of the time part of series.
I really enjoyed the double perspective though I didn't get really attached neither to Puck nor Sean : Puck lacked a bit of depth and the same goes for Sean according to me .. They were good characters but I'm actually glad that it is a stand alone because I'm not sure if I would have read the next book otherwise.
I loved reading about the water horses and the legend of the capal uisce (that I actually had heard about under the name kelpie) : they were very well described and I perfectly managed to picture these deadly beasts. The world Maggie created was both awesome and creepy : I'd actually love to visit the island of Thisby but for a short period of time and not during autumn ..
Overall, I really enjoyed The Scorpio Races as a stand alone and the highlights of this book for me are definitely the writing and the world the author succeeded in creating.
3.5 Stars I Liked it !!