Sunday, August 21, 2011

Book Trailer: The Scorpio Races

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

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.
How cool is that trailer?! Maggie made it herself ;)

Anyways, the book comes out in October and I can't wait!! The premise sounds super awesome, and I'm pretty confident that anything Maggie writes will be fabulous (If you haven't read her Wolves of Mercy Falls series yet -- you should!! Check out my reviews of the first two books, Shiver and Linger. I loved them so much I bought them again in Italian :p that's how good they are!)

If you'd like to pre-order the book, I'd suggest doing so from The Fountain Bookstore (a local indie bookstore in Virginia) because you can get a SIGNED copy!! Sounds like a sweet deal to me :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I'm Back!!! & In My Mailbox (italian edition!)

I'm backkkkkkk!!! Sorry for the unannounced hiatus - some unexpected events popped up in my life so I had to put the blogging on hold (and then in July I was busy studying abroad in ITALY! Totally fabulous!)

I've got a lot of reviews to write and some cleaning up to do around the blog, but I'll be slowly easing back into the blogosphere :)

Anyways, onto the fun stuff! An IMM vlog of the books I bought while I was in Italy. In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren to show off new books we've aquired.

Italians Lingering and Whispering (Maggie Stiefvater's blog post)

(some cover pics, sans my babbling):
So, what did you guys get in your mailbox this week??
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