This weekend I took a break from the computer and read a book that I’ve read at least half a dozen times already. I leave this book on my kindle, and when I need to take a break, it’s always ready. I can open to any page and start reading and be right into the story. What is this book, you ask?
Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. I purchased this book back in 2012 and still haven’t tired of it.
Secondly, I’m a writer, and this book is so well done. We are introduced to two very different but very much alike characters. Both have wants and needs, but those wants and needs are at odds with the others. I love how the author makes us root for both characters and how if one wins and gets what they need, the other will have lost everything. Even now, after reading this book so many times, I’m still torn as the story unfolds and things don’t work out the way I’d like. And the end, well, let’s just say it hits you right in the feels. The first time I actually shed tears.
I finally got my daughter to read Scorpio Races about a year ago, and she loved it too. She isn’t a horse person, but even she teared up at the end. I won’t spoil it for you, but you need to read this book. Seriously.
How can you resist a story that starts with…”It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.”