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 chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.
world-building was so cool, a small town island that has these water
horses that come each fall. You could feel like cool, gloomy days on the
island and really imagine what the horses and the Scorpio race was
I love the MCs – Puck and Sean were probably two of my favorite characters as of late. Puck was so fierce, loyal, strong but vulnerable. I cannot imagine striving under the tragedy her family did. And Sean, so well-written. He was calm, strong and still mysterious.
- The ending was so good, so many feels! My heart felt like it was going to burst.
- The slow-burn romance was great. It really worked for the story and the environment.
- It was a bit slow in some times, it did not at all make me want to stop listening, but I wanted a little more action.
- I never really understood why have the races and the appeal of the island over the mainland. I realize leaving your home is not easy, but it just felt like there was this mystery with the island and the races that I wasn’t exactly sure of the draw to do something so dangerous when it was only for money.