Published by Scholastic Press on October 18, 2011
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 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.
Short & Sweet: I've loved all of Maggie's books that I've ready. I heard that this was going to be unlike anything she has written and was excited to see what it was all about. I was fortunate enough to find the audiobook at my public library and was excited to see it was dual narrators for the two main characters. I definitely was not disappointed in this book. It had all the elements of a fantastic story. A story that unfolds throughout the book as one that is both dangerous, romantic and desperate in the way that life can cause desperate measures. Especially when living in a world with water horses. I fell in love with both Sean and Puck, being strong characters who have their flaws and are not always the most rational and we find them in peril more often than not.
Final Verdict: Definitely a novel that any one could fall in love with, and one that should be enjoyed by all.