Waiting on Wednesday: The Scorpio Races

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week, I am eagerly waiting on:

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: 10.18.2011
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.

Not only does it have a cool title, but this book just sounds really good. I'm not even sure which part of the description has me so captivated (the races, the water horses, the girl racing, or the live/die aspect), but I am seriously excited for it! It has made my top five anticipated books being released this fall. I cannot wait!

P.S. Thanks to Fictional Distraction, for having this as her WOW pick last week, so I could discover it! :)

What are you waiting on?


  1. Awesome pick! It's mine for this week too. :)

    I feel like so many amazing books are coming out in October, it's going to be such an overwhelming month! But in a good way, of course.

    My WoW post

  2. Also, forgot to mention I'm a new follower. :)

    Also also, I love your ratings system! It's really clever.

  3. Must. Read. This. Book! It sounds fantastic. Great pick!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

  4. This is the 3rd WoW I saw that picked The Scorpio Races. And I just features this last week! I am so freaking excited for this book! I loved Maggie's writing this sounds just fabulous! Great pick! :)

    Check out my WoW here

  5. I can't wait for this one either. Wicked pick!

  6. This book sounds incredible, going on my Wishlist. Thanks for featuring.

  7. SO curious about this one! I would happily ready anything Maggie puts out, but I can't wait to start seeing some reviews of this one! It just sounds so unique!

  8. That one's on my waiting list, too :)

    Here is my WoW pick: http://tinyurl.com/6ckqhev
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  9. I need to jump on the Maggie Stiefvater bandwagon. So many people love her work.


  10. This seems to be a popular pick, and for obvious reasons! Great choice!
    Here is my WOW

  11. I read this last week and it is FANTASTIC! Very different from Maggie's other books, but I LOVED it!

    Great pick!

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


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