Where is my breath? ....taken away (was that too cheesy)
First off, Maggie Stiefvater, you are one of my favorite authors in the world and you just gave me another reason to love you. This book contains a lot of violence between the water horses and characters. The water horses are deadly horses that come from the sea on a little fictional island called Thisby. They eat meat, including human flesh. Every November the Scorpio Races take place. That's when tourists and Thisby inhabitants alike compete. Risking their lives to ride on the water horses, the riders want first place; a very large sum of money. I have fallen in love with Thisby and its inhabitants. But this book is not about man-eating horses fully prepared to eat your head off. No, this book is about the lives of two young adults that have lived on Thisby all their lives. Kate “Puck” Connolly is an orphan who enters in the Scorpio races to help keep her brother from going to the mainland. She is the first girl EVER to enter the races. She meets Sean Kendrick. Sean is another orphan that works with the water horses, risking his life every day to train them. He has won the Scorpio races 3 times. This is their story. The story of how they both learned what they needed.