Wednesday, June 15, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday #5: The Scorpio Races

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release that we're eagerly anticipating.

My WoW pick for this week:

The Scorpio Races
By: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: October 18, 2011

The only thing that Amazon and Goodreads say about this book is this:

With her trademark lyricism, Maggie Stiefvater turns to a new world, where a pair are swept up in a daring, dangerous race across a cliff – with more than just their lives at stake should they lose.

But thanks to stalking some fellow book blogs, I’ve managed to also find this, although I’m not sure of the original source:

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.

I haven’t ever read anything by Maggie Stiefvater before (although I have Shiver and Linger on my shelf waiting for me), but I’m dying to read this anyway. It just sounds so cool and different. I’m really looking forward to seeing what she does with it. And I love the cover!

What books are you waiting on this week?


  1. The premise for this one is just so fascinating... I am really looking forward to it. Great pick!

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  2. Hehe, this one seems to be popping up a few times today. I'm looking forward to it, too, though, so I don't blame any of you. It sounds amazing and I'm looking forward to more of Maggie's writing!

  3. I've seen a few WoW picks featuring this book and I agree with all of you! Maggie's writing is just fabulous and I am excited for this book as well! Great pick! :)

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  4. It seems like everyone is wanting this one. lol Wicked pick!

  5. That sounds electrifying! Great pick, thanks for sharing.

  6. It's official. I've seen this around a lot lately, especially on this weeks WoW posts. I need to start reading Maggie Stiefvater. This post gave me the extra push I needed. Thanks :-)

  7. This was my pick too! I am super excited for this one. I love anything that Maggie Stiefvater writes!

  8. I think I may have heard this one mentioned recently, but it sounds good! New follower ^_^ Here's my Waiting On Wednesday.

  9. Heard of this for awhile now! Knew it was at BEA too. Wish I could've gone! Hadn't found its description yet, so thanks for posting it!! Might be getting this one too!

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  10. Great pick. I'm looking forward to this one too.

  11. My utmost favorite of her books is Ballad (sequel to Lament, which is also good, but not as brilliant).

    This looks great too!

  12. I am so, so, so excited to get my hands on this! I've read every book Maggie has released so far and I'm a huge fan, her writing is so beautiful and lyrical. I've no doubt in my mind she will deliver the goods with this new book!


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