Scorpio Races, The

A Race Against Time Author: Maggie Stiefvater Credit where credit’s due: whatever else a young adult fiction novel may be lacking, it’s usually strong in the creativity of its premise. Now that sparkling vampires and werewolves and boy wizards have been pretty thoroughly mined, it’s time to move on to the B-list creatures of myth, like… meat-eating bloodthirsty horses that live in the ocean? And… the weathered, hard-hearted islanders who love (and are often eaten by) them? Welcome to The Scorpio Races! The story is set on the tiny, fictitious island of Thisby (which, culturally, seems rather Irish), possibly in [...]