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The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

10 reviews

bcvitalwrites's review against another edition

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adventurous dark slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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seforana's review against another edition

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adventurous hopeful inspiring mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0


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thaliareads's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional hopeful inspiring mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

While this may have been an incredibly dark book, the bright beams of hopefulness shined through. Puck was admirable as she attempted to do everything within her power to save her family's house - even if it puts her in immense danger and could be the death of her. I also appreciate how Sean never resented the water horses for their nature and how that lead to the death of his father. He spent all of his efforts devoted to training and ensuring the safety of the water horses they brought into their facility. 

The dual POV was really nice and left the story feeling very balanced. I absolutely anticipate a re-read in the future. After reading so many of Maggie's other books I can't believe the horse girl in me didn't pull this off my TBR earlier. 

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starreddust's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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novelshire's review against another edition

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adventurous tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Loveable characters? Yes

5.0


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kryan1's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional tense slow-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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carys_ene's review against another edition

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emotional mysterious reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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e_flah's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

2020 thoughts:
I have read The Scorpio Races perhaps more than any other Stiefvater book and every single time, I get something new out of it. There is a palpable sense of mood in this book that make it one of the most immersive reading experiences I've ever had. Every single thing present in The Scorpio Races contributes to the bittersweet tone in a way that only Stiefvater can do.

This book is Stiefvater at her best (and I think she's pretty awesome). If you haven't read The Scorpio Races, I can't recommend it highly enough.

2015 Review:
After finishing The Scorpio Races this morning, I spent a while thinking of other books whose setting is so vivid that it becomes a living entity in my mind. I can't think of one. The island of Thisby exists more clearly to me than I ever thought a setting could. It moves from being the backdrop of a story, to being part of one. To me, this is Stiefvater's subtlest read. There is a clear conflict, but that seems less important than the relationships between the characters and this rocky island they call home. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to get swept up in a world distinctly different, yet also remarkably similar, to your own.

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atamano's review against another edition

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adventurous tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0


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serracha's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional funny hopeful inspiring mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

One of my favorite books ever. Maggie's writing makes Thisby seem so real and tangible and beautiful. Puck's struggles with her brothers and decisions are portrayed so well too. 

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