The Scorpio Races

The Scorpio Races

Hardcover | October 18, 2011

byMaggie Stiefvater

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater comes a brand-new heart-stopping novel.

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.

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater comes a brand-new heart-stopping novel.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.

Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, and Forever. She is also the author of Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception and Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 8.52 × 5.8 × 1.32 inPublished:October 18, 2011Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054522490X

ISBN - 13:9780545224901

Appropriate for ages: 14

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From The Scorpio RacesSEAN: It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.Even under the brightest sun, the frigid autumn sea is all the colors of the night: dark blue and black and brown. I watch the ever-changing patterns in the sand, the beach pummeled by countless hooves.They run the horses on the beach, a pale road between the black ocean and the dark cliffs, because the sand is a better surface for the horses' legs. It is never safe, but it's never so dangerous as today, race day.This time of year, I live and breathe the beach. My cheeks feel raw with the wind throwing sand against them. My thighs sting from the friction of the saddle. My arms ache from holding up two thousand pounds of horse. I have forgotten what it is like to be warm and what a full night's sleep feels like and what my name sounds like spoken instead of shouted across yards of sand.I am so, so alive.

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Praise for The Scorpio Races2012 Michael L. Printz Honor BookNew York Times Notable Children's BookPublishers Weekly Best Book of the YearSchool Library Journal Best Books of the YearA Horn Book Fanfare BookA Kirkus Reviews Best Teen BookAn Amazon.com Best Young Adult BookALA Notable Children's Book (Fiction)Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee"Stiefvater...not only steps out of the young adult fantasy box with The Scorpio Races but crushes it with pounding hooves...If The Scorpio Races seems like nothing you've ever read, that's because it is." -The New York Times Book Review"Stiefvater has established herself as one of the finest YA novelists writing today." -Entertainment Weekly"Tense, atmospheric, and utterly original." -People Magazine*"A study of courage and loyalty tested...utterly compelling." -Publishers Weekly, starred review*"An intoxicating ride." -Horn Book, starred review*"Masterful. Like nothing else out there now." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review*"A book with cross-appeal to lovers of fantasy, horse stories, romance, and action adventure, this seems to have a shot at being a YA blockbuster." -Booklist, starred review*"Marvelous." -School Library Journal, starred review