Monday, January 16, 2012

Must Read Monday (7)

Fans of Fiction
Must Read Monday is a new meme hosted by Jenna at Fans of Fiction. The idea is to create an acrostic poem about a book in the chosen category of the week.
This week’s category: A book with a wonderful ending

Thisby is an island
Haunted by
Evil, flesh-eating water horses. The

Season of Fall brings the
Capaill uisce
Out of the ocean.
Racers catch and train the
Predatory horses
In an attempt to win money and
Overall bragging rights. Native

Residents on Thisby, Puck Connolly
And Sean Kendrick race for their own
Complicated reasons.
Except there can only be one winner.
So let the races begin.

This is probably my favourite acrostic that I've written for this meme. When I decided to write about Maggie Stiefvater's first stand-alone novel, THE SCORPIO RACES, the whole thing just came to me and it was really easy to write. I'm so happy it actually turned out well! I chose this because Maggie's novels tend to be open-ended and the reader can make their own conclusions about the future of the characters. And so, in my mind, the ending is beyond fantastic and definitely a happily-ever-after. I hope you like it :). Let me know in the comments.

Read my review here.
Find it on Goodreads here.
Visit Maggie Stiefvater here.

Feel free to try out this meme! It's a new way to introduce blog followers to new books.


  1. I liked this acrostic a lot! Very nice, my favorite lines were the last three.. they really got me hooked. Especially how you ended with "So let the race begin".

  2. I like this alluring descriptive acrostic. The last two lines makes me want to run to the bookstore and get this book! I'm glad that it has a happy ending ..I love happy ending! --Well done on the acrostic.

  3. I'm very intrigued by the "Evil, flesh-eating water horses" I love the last line. Great acrostic!

  4. Agree with Susanne. the horses sounds scary, but I really do like the last 2 lines as well. sounds like something from a book blurb.

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  5. I love stories from Maggie Stiefvater so this one must be read by me as well. "Only one winner" <- it sounds similar to THG :D

  6. Love the last two lines! I've seen this book around but didn't know a thing about it. I'm definitely interested. The concept is pretty original. Any romance in the story?

    Fantastic job! The whole acrostic had my attention. I'm glad it came easily to you:)

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction