Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Road Trip Wednesday - Best book in July

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This Week's Topic is: What was the best book you read in July?

This one is easy for me. I finally got to read The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. Wow. I expected to love the book because I enjoyed Shiver and love horses. But this book was just amazing. The interactions between Puck and Sean were heart wrenching and my emotional investment grew steadily through the book. I so desperately wanted both of them to win, but knew that there was no way for the ending to avoid a tragedy on some level. I literally wrung my hands  while reading the last few chapters. This book is a perfect example of slowly building tension and connection with both the characters and the events.

On a related note, I am currently reading Outlander - Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon, a portal fantasy set in 1700's Scotland. The legend of the Waterhorse, which The Scorpio Races is based upon, is told around a campfire. And I just got to a chapter titled The Waterhorse, so I am looking forward to learning more about this legend that I'd never heard of before Maggie's book.

Don't you love it when things in life tie together like that?


  1. I still have to finish SCORPIO RACES, because the writing is just fantastic (I just need to be in the right mood). And OUTLANDER? Such a great book! :)

  2. I don't know why, but I really wasn't drawn in my LINGER, so I've been hesitant to jump on the bandwagon and read SCORPIO RACES. OUTLANDER, however, I loved! <3 Scottish men.

  3. I'm looking froward to THE SCORPIO RACES too. I also have an ARC of her next one THE RAVEN BOYS.

    I loved the Wolves of Mercy Falls series too, which was unexpected for me, because werewolves aren't really my thing, but it is so romantic and tense. I loved it.

  4. I'm intrigued. I'll have to check Scorpio Races. Great post.

  5. I cannot tell you how much I LOVE Scorpio Races. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

    Great choice!