Engaging story; great narration!
Please take my review as I want to write it and don't insist on more words, or I won't want to write anything next time
This is, without a doubt, my favorite love story. The mythos of water horses, the island, and the people who love them both is so rich and intriguing that the reader is enveloped in a world so complex as to be real. I want to see the Scorpio Races someday and see the children of Puck and Sean tearing up the sand below the cliffs in the chilly November wind.
I loved this book. I must say that I was taken aback by the violence and death in the first chapter, however the book was redeemed by the marvelous story, the sublime performances and suspense and action sequences. Very well done.
Description was great, story was inventive and Maggie definitely built a new and interesting world. The characters were interesting.
The story switched back an forth between the male and female characters this was a very nice surprise. There were two readers and I loved the way they told the story together.
I considered buying this book many times and hesitated because I am a senior citizen not a young adult! I needn’t have worried. The main characters are struggling with typical coming of age issues (although in very untypical circumstances) but, the story doesn’t bog down in them. I found the characters to be well developed with their own strengths and quirks.
This book was my introduction to Maggie Stiefvater. The book has an engaging plot that has been summarized by other reviewers. I really enjoyed her technique of switching points of view and yet still moving the story forward. I don’t know whether to give kudos to the author or the narrators for giving Puck and Sean their own distinctive mannerisms/speech patterns.
Given the plot, it is no surprise that there are some violent episodes in the book. However, the author did a good job of describing the situations without excessively gruesome details.
It is evident that the author understands horses and she keep me intrigued with her Capaill Uisge creatures. I rode horses every day for most of my youth, and after ‘reading’ this book I swear we had a Capaill Uisge or two in our stable.
The narrators were excellent. They pronounced the unusual words such as Capaill Uisge consistently and clearly. Their pace and delivery complimented Ms. Stiefvater’s wonderful prose so that I was reluctant to leave the Capaill Uisge world.
The story itself is wonderfully written. You get the sense that it is historical rather than fictional. The narrator was excellent as well.
It would be hard for me to pick. The narrator did a great job of bringing each one to life.
I think the end when the horse comes back.
Please, for the love of God, do not make a film. Movies are never as good and they often just destroy the book. I find that a good book is typically disappointing as a movie, but maybe that's just me.
This was such a cool book. I'm in my early 40s and just loved it. I'm convincing my sister to listen to it with her kids as I think they would love it (being horse people).
I choose to listen to this on audio and i am so glad i did that alternating points of view where easier to keep track of with the two different narrators telling the story. I also picked up this book as i heard their making a movie about and the whole concept of killer water horses is going to make a spectacular movie i believe. I love the descriptions of the land, and the horses, it truly was like a story being painted for me. A great book.
It was a great adventure story.....
BUT SO LACKING IN THE ROMANCE DEPARTMENT!!😭
I wouldn't suggest any girl or .. Boy😏.. Whose into strictly romance should read this book.. Just cause you likes The Shiver Trilogy by the same author, that doesn't mean this would suit it. It's more of the adventure type of story, like I said, it lacks romance. 😟