Teaser Tuesday #179 ~ The Scorpio Races

Posted: November 8, 2016 in Teaser Tuesdays, YA Fantasy
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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB at Books And A Beat.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read.
• Open to a random page.
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser for this week is from

The Scorpio Races

by Maggie Stiefvater

The Scorpio Races by [Stiefvater, Maggie]

Genre: YA Fantasy


My Teaser

Looking in the side of the lean-to is a long black face.

It still stinks like the ocean. Like low tide and things caught on rocks. It’s barely a horse. It’s hungry.

A capall uisce.

This was such a chilling encounter with of one of the dangerous Water Horses. I am loving this book and will be sharing my review later this week.



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.



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  1. sjhigbee says:

    I love the look of this series, but being a bit of a wuss, am concerned it is horror rather than dark fantasy and I am allergic to being frightened… I look forward to reading your review:). My TT this week is full of mayhem and fun – https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/11/08/teaser-tuesday-8th-november-2016/

    • fuonlyknew says:

      It’s more of a dark fantasy, Sarah. There are some creepy and violent scenes though. Those water horses aren’t to be trifled with!

  2. Not read this one but heard a lot about it. I am glad you are enjoying it. :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Just finished it and loved it. It’s definitely my type of story. I have a feeling you’d enjoy this one, Stormi:)

  3. ljennison says:

    I haven’t read anything by her yet, but this sounds good. Glad to hear you enjoyed it! My Teaser

  4. I’ve never read this author, but I’m always curious when I see her books. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “INHERITING EDITH”

  5. Kathy Martin says:

    I enjoyed this one. I hope you do too. Happy reading!

  6. I really enjoyed this book, it was weird and creepy and this teaser shows that pretty well! Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  7. Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did

  8. Eustacia Tan says:

    The idea of a water horse is fantastic! Looks like a good book!

  9. Yvo says:

    Great teaser! I’ve been wondering whether to start reading this book… I wasn’t really impressed by the Wolves Of Mercy Falls series, but I might try this one at some point in the future. Happy reading!

  10. I loved The Scorpio Races SO much, Laura, and I look forward to reading your review later this week :)

  11. Great cover. I think I may have a book or two my her. Have to check.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  12. It looks like dark fantasy, correct? I do fantasy, if it’s dark enough 😀 thanks for sharing!

  13. Candid Cover says:

    I have really wanted to read this series for quite some time! Your teaser has that much more excited to start it. I am so happy that you enjoyed it. :)

  14. I hope everyone wats to read it. That was a perfect teaser!