Why I might never ride a horse on the beach again.... What Are You Reading Wednesdays: The Scorpio Races

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Anyone feeling the power of the holidays?  How they some manage to make time move faster... leaving all of us poor humans to wonder what happened to our days?

This strange phenomenon happens especially to adults with small children as the roller coaster of life takes a plunge straight for Christmas... if you have yet to experience this exhilarating aspect of life, feel free to ask any parent... especially as we get closer and closer to Christmas.  (For those of you who are experiencing, did you at least smile at this? Knowing there is another who commiserates with you? Let me know)

What are you reading Wednesdays on Reading List - The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stievfater

Anyway, that crazy has hit me hard this past week.  I spent an entire weekend running around like a madwoman and honestly only looked at the screen of my kindle - which is amazing really since my work revolves around social media promotion - but to be honest, I rather enjoy the time I can steal to just chat with bibliophiles.  ***Side note - if you want to chat about a book I have mentioned here, or anything, hit me up on IG I'm usually up for a long chat... maybe not as much during this season... but... I digress...

My Current Reading situation is very similar to last week... where I chatted being a child of the '90s and how I'm reading Game of Thrones (which I still am, but am very close to finishing... like pages....)

But I'm sharing a new book, so check it out, and then share your own current reads!  I'm hopping over to everyone who links up with their Current Reads!

What Are You Reading Wednesday - the nitty-gritty

Share the book/s you are reading with their author, maybe even the cover... and then answer these questions for at least one of them.
  1. Why did you decide to pick up this book - cover or content?
  2. Who is your favorite character so far, and why?
  3. Will you finish this one?
  4. Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of... (other books, movies, tv shows...)
  5. What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,...)

What are you reading Wednesday book blogger meme

Marissa's Current Reads

I'm not reading much these days, with NaNoWriMo in full swing... So I'm still reading The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso; Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor; The City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare; A Game of Throne, A Song of Fire & Ice by George RR Martin; And The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stievfater

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steivfater

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.

Why did you decide to pick up this book - cover or content? 

Well to copy my lovely cohost Kendall from last week, this is a monthly buddy read, and I am usually on board for whatever.  This one was picked because it starts on the first of November, and so.... well it's not much of story...

Who is your favorite character so far, and why?

This is tough, I am guessing most people like Puck, rather Kate Connolly, but I think I'm a fan of Sean Kendrick.  He has goals in life, and truly just wants to do the work to accomplish them, even if the path he is on is a long and hard one.   I like his determination, and his passion. He seems steady and sure, yet longs for more. 

Will you finish this one?

Oh yeah.  This one starts off with a killer opening scene, and I just have to know what happens with Sean, Puck, and her brothers, not to mention the Malverns... I'll probably be done in a day now even...

Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of... (other books, movies, tv shows...)

This is a fairly unique story... I could compare it a bit to the Winner's Curse series, in that the roles of the characters seem to play with the set roles of gender... the girl is equally strong and determines as the boys, while the boys are sensitive; all while neither lessens their true self. And because of all the horse, I always think of Black Beauty... 

What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,...)

Well it starts of full of speed, and then it slows a bit.  There is a good amount of scene building needed to explain the races.  And that part is a little slow.  But there is just enough of a constant pull that putting this one down is hard. 

Co-hosts to check out

Share the link  of your current read& check out some others

I some how managed to pick up a ton of exciting books this month and I am struggling with them. I want to read them all at once.  And I am using each book as a reward for writing for NaNo... here's hoping I have a very productive month of reading and writing!  On a completely random note, if any of you reading this have been a Beta reader before, and are interested in fairy tale re-imaginings, maybe stay tuned as I will be doing my first round of Betas for this new book early in 2018.  Thanks!

What are you reading Wednesdays on Reading List - The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stievfater

Have you read these?  Are they some of your favorites?  What should I be looking for??

OH!!!  And if you are sharing a link, let me know so I can stop over and chat with you!  

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  1. Oh Yayyy! So exciting! Congrats on your novel! I can't wait to hear more about it!
    The Scorpio Races sound like a fun read! I wish I had time to read it, but I definitely want to read her Raven Boys series first!
    I hope you enjoy A Clash of Kings soon. ;)

    1. She has an interesting writing style... it is a different pace than most of the books I've read by other authors this year... gotta love how long our tbrs can get

    2. I heard that! A lot of people didn't love The Raven Boys until about 200 pages in, but it's apparently worth it. I've mostly heard nothing, but good things about all her books though.
      The Raven Boys is definitely on my 2018 TBR list! :D

    3. I have read almost all of her books this year.... only have Crooked Saints left, and she writes well, different... but for some reason Raven Boys just didn't stand out for me


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