Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Best of the Month

Today’s RTW question from YA Highway: What’s the best book you read this month?

This is an interesting question because I didn’t read any books that I loved this month. There were good books, interesting books, important books, but none that made me say ‘wow’. So I’m going to answer with the most intriguing book I read this month:

The Scorpio RacesThe Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

I’m honestly not quite sure how I feel about this novel. It’s so different than the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy, which I adored. This novel is older, darker. It takes the mythology of deadly water horses and turns it upside down; in a small island community brave (or foolish) men capture these horses each November to race them. This year, for various reasons, Kate ‘Puck’ Connelley joins the men and begins a relationship with the race’s past champion, Sean. Their relationship isn’t the sigh-and-swoon type of Sam and Grace. I never actually felt really connected to them. I cared more about Sean’s water horse. But the language in this novel, especially the sparse dialog, proves once again that Maggie Stiefvater is a talented writer.

If you don’t have a galley, The Scorpio Races publishes October 18th. I’m eager to hear everyone else’s thoughts! And tune in the week for my monthly Reading Roundup for mini reviews of all the books I’ve read this month!


  1. I'm not sure whether you've increased my wanting to read this or not. But intriguing is... well... kind of... intriguing.

  2. I have yet to read a Maggie Stiefvater book - I know, I'm sad. I may have to check this one out.

  3. You absolutely have to read the Wolves of Mercy Falls triology--it's just about the only paranormal romance series that I loved enough to consider rereading at somepoint in the future!