Day: May 7, 2015

The Scorpio Races: Romance Fangirling

I admit that I didn’t really ship this. I didn’t. I mentioned earlier in my review that I didn’t really believe all of their romantic interactions. Their chemistry wasn’t as fierce as a lot of couples at all (I actually thought they lacked it). I thought they were a little awkward.

But that doesn’t mean that I didn’t think they were cute. I fangirled so much over some of the sentences in the book that it’s embarrassing. (more…)

The Scorpio Races: The End – Cliche or Not?

When I was reading this book, I was hoping and praying that it wouldn’t end with Puck and Sean both winning in some twist of luck. That’s not realistic because there really isn’t any fathomable way that both would be able to win. There aren’t two first place prizes in a race.

*This will have spoilers! (more…)

The Scorpio Races: Character Foils

There are a lot of contrasting characters in this book. Off the top of my head I can already think of two. There’s Gabe and Finn as one pair and Mutt Malvern and Sean as the other. I’m pretty sure it was done on purpose because their personalities were the complete opposites of each other. (more…)

The Scorpio Races: Girl Power

Peg Gratton (Stiefvater 252)

Although the book flap makes it sound like Puck got into the Scorpio Races really easily, it actually wasn’t the case. She had so many obstacles facing her throughout the book. Not only did she struggle economically to pay for high-quality feed for her horse and for the mortgage on her house, but she also had to deal with how her brother was leaving. She doesn’t exactly deal with her problems in the smartest ways though. I mean, she decided on a whim to enter the Scorpio Races! She didn’t really think through it at all! She’s kinda reckless but she’s also stubborn. In a good way though. She didn’t let any of the sexist men on the island get to her, and for that, I am definitely proud of her. (more…)