Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday


"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

The Scorpio Races
by Maggie Steifvater

hitting shelves October 18, 2011 from Scholastic Press

description:
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.

My thoughts: It doesn't take more than the name at the top of this cover to make me crave this book---Maggie Steifvater. The girl knows how to write. Period.

24 comments :

  1. Yay! One of the top choices on my list as well. She is such an amazing writer and person. She's absolutely hilarious in person if you've not got to attend one of her events. :)

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

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  2. hmm, this sounds pretty interesting. I have no idea what to expect, but sounds good! Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s my WOW!

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  3. I am definitely interested in this one as well. I really enjoyed The Wolves of Mercy Falls so will be interesting to see what this one's like

    Here's my WoW: Waiting on Wednesday

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  4. I love Maggie Stiefvater and I have to say I'm really looking forward to reading this! It sounds so different from her Wolves of Mercy Falls series, but sounds just as good :)

    Check out my WoW picks!

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  5. This book sounds interesting! I haven't read anything by this author as yet.

    My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-24th-august.html

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  6. Definitely excited about this one too. Love Maggie's writing and am excited to start a new series by her. Great pick!

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  7. Great pick! I am a Maggie Stiefvater fan and look forward to seeing what she does with this new series.

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  8. I'm looking forward to this one too, I looove Maggie's writing and I've heard this one is really good. =)

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  9. i haven't read a stiefvater book yet but i just might pick this one up. it sound amazing, i love dystopians. great pick :)

    Check out our WoW this week.

    -Michelle

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  10. oooh, i have this one!! i can't wait to read it too!

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  11. I've never read anything by Maggie Steifvater yet, but I do absolutely plan on it (hopefully in the not too distant future!)! Maybe I'll start with this one because I've heard great things :)

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  12. I completely agree. Steifvater is a great author- I love her writing style. Great pick; this one is definitely on my TBR list too.

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  13. We were very lucky to get our hands on a ARC of this...and I am so not telling anything;) lolz

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  14. This sounds interesting- plus it's Maggie Stiefvater! I loved the Wolves of Mercy Falls! I can't wait for this one either.

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  15. This should be a really popular book. Maggie is a great author!

    My First WoW

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  16. Great book and author.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday_24.html

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  17. I can't wait to read this one as well. I know others have already read the ARC and the reviews look good!

    Our WOW pick is at Book Sake.

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  18. hey!! i follow your blog! :) Great pick!

    Hope you'll stop by my blog and let me know what you think of mine! :)

    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  19. She does know how to write - this book is awesome! I loved it - great pick! :)

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  20. Great pick! If this book weren't written by Maggie Stiefvater, I wouldn't want to read it because it doesn't sound that interesting to me, but knowing Maggie wrote it, I'm totally going to read it!

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  21. Oh, yeah. I really want this one. Have read great reviews on it, too. Pre-order!
    Mary @ BookSwarm

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  22. OOH it sounds really good! And I totally agree with you, I love Maggie. I've only read 2 of the books in the shiver series, but I love em and i can't wait to read forever!

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