The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater - Fantasy Novel
Winner of Michael L. Printz Honor Award

The Scorpio Races

An L.A. Times Book Prize Finalist

The Scorpio Races

Some race to win. Others race to survive.

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 choice. So she enters the competition - the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

As she did in her bestselling Shiver trilogy, author Maggie Stiefvater takes us to the breaking point, where both love and life meet their greatest obstacles, and only the strong of heart can survive. The Scorpio Races is an unforgettable reading experience

“Tense, atmospheric, and utterly original.”

- People Magazine
"If The Scorpio Races sounds like nothing you’ve ever read, that’s because it is.…"
The New York Times Book Review
“[I]mpossibly thrilling…With this beautifully executed drama, Stiefvater has established herself as one of the finest YA novelists writing today.”
Entertainment Weekly
“[A] thrilling book that's as unusual as it is alluring.”
The Los Angeles Times Book Review
“I am so, so alive.”

They run the horses on the beach, a pale road between the black water and the chalk cliffs.

It is never safe, but it’s never so dangerous as today, race day.

Awards & Accolades

• A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
• An L.A. Times Book Prize Finalist
• An Best Young Adult Book of the Year
• School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
• New York Times Notable Children’s Books of the Year
• A Horn Book Fanfare Book of the Year
• A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year
• A Michael L. Printz Honor Book
An ALA Odyssey Award Honor Audiobook

“[A]n unforgettable book that’s quite unlike anything else out there.”
"Stiefvater sets not one foot wrong as she takes readers on an intoxicating ride of their own.”
The Horn Book Review
“[A]n utterly compelling read.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Masterful. Like nothing else out there now."

— Kirkus Reviews