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The Scorpio Races - by Maggie Stiefvater (Paperback)

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  • A spellbinding novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.Some race to win.
  • Green Mountain Book Award 2014 4th Winner
  • 448 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Fantasy & Magic

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About the Book



From the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Shiver" and "Linger" comes a heartstopping novel. With her trademark lyricism, Stiefvater turns to a new world, where a pair are swept up in a daring, dangerous race across a cliffNwith more than just their lives at stake should they lose.



Book Synopsis



A spellbinding novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.

Some race to win. Others race to survive.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 choice. So she enters the competition - the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen. As she did in her bestselling Shiver trilogy, author Maggie Stiefvater takes us to the breaking point, where both love and life meet their greatest obstacles, and only the strong of heart can survive. The Scorpio Races is an unforgettable reading experience.



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é "Stiefvater's novel, inspired by Manx, Irish, and Scottish legends of beautiful but deadly fairy horses that emerge from the sea each autumn, begins rivetingly and gets better and better . . . all the way, in fact, to best."-Horn Book Review, Starred Reviewé "Masterful...like nothing else out there now."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred Reviewé "A study of courage and loyalty tested...utterly compelling."-Publishers Weekly, Starred Reviewé "A book with cross-appeal to lovers of fantasy, horse stories, romance, and action-adventure, this seems to have a shot at being a YA blockbuster."-Booklist, Starred Reviewé "Upon the sea-battered and wind-swept isle of Thisby, fall brings the famed and feared capaill uisce, or water horses, and with them, death . . . The author takes great liberties with the Celtic myth, but the result is marvelous."-School Library Journal, Starred Review"Stiefvater not only steps out of the young adult fantasy box with "The Scorpio Races" but crushes it with pounding hooves.... If "The Scorpio Races" sounds like nothing you've ever read, that's because it is."-The New York Times Book Review"Tactile world-building, an island full of compelling characters, and the budding romance between Sean and Puck all make for an unforgettable book that's quite unlike anything else out there."-NPR Books"With this beautifully executed drama, Stiefvater has established herself as one of the finest YA novelists writing today."-Entertainment Weekly"Tense, atmospheric, and utterly original."-People Magazine



About the Author



Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, Forever, and Sinner. Her novel The Scorpio Races was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association. The first book in The Raven Cycle, The Raven Boys, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and the second book, The Dream Thieves, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. The third book, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, received five starred reviews. The final book, The Raven King, received four. She is also the author of All the Crooked Saints and Call Down the Hawk. She is also an artist and musician. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. You can visit her online at maggiestiefvater.com
Dimensions (Overall): 8.01 Inches (H) x 5.37 Inches (W) x .86 Inches (D)
Weight: .74 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-17 Years
Number of Pages: 448
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Fantasy & Magic
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Format: Paperback
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2013
TCIN: 14434953
UPC: 9780545224918
Item Number (DPCI): 248-82-1548
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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