First of all, I love Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle. It’s one of my favorite books ever, and since I read them I fell in love with Maggie’s world building and storytelling. The Scorpio Races is a story Maggie wrote because is the book she wanted to have in her bookshelf. She always wanted to write about the Irish legend of water horses and she wrote it. I admire this from her and I will take is advice for my writing. This is a great inspiration for writers, write the story you want to read.
Lot of people love this book, I am sad to say I didn’t. I read it in 20 days, which is a lot for me, because I wasn’t interested on what was happening. The book is very slow and in the last 100 pages is when I felt that something was happening and it was too late. I couldn’t connect with the characters or the story line. Maybe I wasn’t ready to read it and maybe in 10 years I will enjoy it better, but right now I can’t say I loved it. There were scenes were I got excited and couldn’t stop reading but then nothing happened and I got lazy to keep reading.
The ending left me wanting more, and sadly this is a stand-alone, because I felt that the story could had a great twist from what happens at the end. The love story was okay, not a big deal for the plot. This book is more about family and loving where you belong. I was hoping for more but maybe I hoped too much.
Anyway, don’t judge the book for this review. This book won an Award and most people love it. This is just one review of many many good reviews.