A review by phantomgecko
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

adventurous 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? No


I read a lot of horse books in elementary school. In hindsight, they're usually boring. (Sorry Marguerite Henry) But idk, I kept reading them because horses are cool?

This is a horse book, even a RACE horse book, that for real isn't boring. Possibly because the horses in question are mythical creatures that kill.

A cute little love story wrapped in adventure. Also with frustrating undertones of misogyny. Also paganism? There's kinda a lot in this one. Maybe part of the charm is the ambiguous imaginary world created.

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