Succede ogni autunno, sull'isola di Thisby. Dalle gelide acque dell'oceano si spingono a riva i cavalli d'acqua, creature affascinanti e crudeli che gli abitanti catturano per montarli nella Corsa dello Scorpione. Il vincitore guadagnerà fama e denaro, i meno fortunati incontreranno la morte. Ma qualcosa cambia quando alla gara si iscrive Kate Connolly, capelli rossi e tempra di ferro. Kate è determinata a correre con la sua cavalla Dove, sfidando usanze secolari che vogliono solo concorrenti maschi e nessun cavallo ordinario. Certo, non ha molte possibilità contro Scan Kendrick, diciannove anni, il favorito, esperto domatore di cavalli. Nessuno dei due è preparato a ciò che sta per succedere, perché quest'anno la Corsa dello Scorpione non sarà solo questione di gloria e denaro, ma di amore e destino.
- ISBN: 8817144258
- Casa Editrice: BUR Biblioteca Univ. Rizzoli
- Pagine: 464
“ It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die .” With these haunting words laid out like a feast of uncertainty and doom, Maggie Stiefvater launches a new telling of an old tale inspired by elements of Celtic mythology, legends of the water horses, and her own imagination. And nothin Leggi tutto
You know I had to. It IS my favorite of all my books, after all.
[read 4 | sept 2020] I missed this book so much 😭 I actually teared up while listening to the audio again, and I sit here in awe of the craft and skill that went into making a book feel so ancient and beautiful, reckless and solid, wild and aching. It's phenomenal, one of the best books I've ever rea Leggi tutto
”Somewhere close by, a man is moaning; he’s been trampled or thrown or bitten. He sounds resentful or surprised. Did no one tell him that pain lives in this sand, dug in and watered with our blood?” I really don’t know where I should start with this review because just like any of Maggie’s other book Leggi tutto
Also posted on STRANGEMORE.COM. This is basically the paranormal version of Misty of Chincatigue with (gasp!) romance! Like Hidalgo, on the beach instead of the desert with (gasp!) kissing! Between two riders! NOT between the horse and it's rider though. Well... sometimes between the horse and it's ri Leggi tutto
this book was not what i was expecting. not in the least. i went into this thinking it would simply be an action-packed tale of a daring race; but what i got was so, so much more. i found myself comforted by a story that showed, in a very special way, that sometimes life is not about what you want,
I ACTUALLY CRIED WITH THE LAST LINE OF THIS BOOK. REAL TEARS.
"This Skarmouth is raw and hungry, striving and unknowable. Everything the race makes me feel on the inside is bleeding up through the seams in the street tonight." - Sean Kendrick "I wonder how long it will take for me to feel as adult on the inside as I look on the outside." - Puck Connolly *deep b Leggi tutto
3.5/5 stars! I really liked The Scorpio Races, and I'm glad I listened to it on audiobook. Since there were two voice actors it was very easy to separate Puck and Sean, which was lucky since I've heard that some readers found it very difficult to distinguish between them when reading the book. The na Leggi tutto
"It's easy to convince men to love you. All you have to do is be a mountain they have to climb or a poem they don't understand." Puck has a horse, two brothers and soon no house to call a home. Sean's heart beats for something that he doesn't own. Both have no choice and only one chance to get what t Leggi tutto
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