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The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
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Jan 23, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: ya, fantasy
Read from January 16 to 23, 2012

For a novel that is set around the speed of the capaill uisce, the pace was awfully slow. So slow in fact that I could often--in mid-sentence--put the book down and walk away. It's not that I didn't like the story. If that was the case I would have sent it right on back to the library. It's just that the story seemed to plod along absent of that Stiefvater mystical vibration that kept me lingering over Shiver (lingering, get it? Oh, nevermind).

But about two thirds of the way into the book I sighed happily. "There you are, Maggie" and felt my heart beat thrum thrum thrum in time with the Scorpio drums themselves. The writing is like the few moments before a first kiss when you could almost die with the anticipation of it. Your skin hums. And you feel the tension between Puck and Sean so vibrantly as if you were part of their misty island romance.

"I will not be your weakness, Sean Kendrick."
Now he looks at me. He says very softly, "It's late for that, Puck."
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01/16/2012 "So, how do you actually pronounce capall/capaill uisce?"
01/23/2012 "Wow. Who needs a sex scene when Maggie writes scenes like this (Puck's chapter, around pg. 300)"

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