Book du jour: The Scorpio Races
by Maggie Stiefvater
“It is the first day of November, and so, today, someone will die.”
Loved this book. Way to take an item of faerie lore—dangerous water horses—and build a compelling story and characters around it. Strong writing, characters you care about, and a setting that infuses the whole novel with beauty and menace. Most excellent.
(Cabin Boy got to watch several extra episodes of “Ruby and Max” at bedtime, because his mama wasn’t ready to put the book down.)