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The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater is a book that showcases how a writer can just get better and better with time and more books under the belt.

The Scorpio Races is a young adult fantasy loosely based on several mythological water creatures, one of which is a water horse.

The water horses in this story are the creatures of nightmares. They thunder in from the sea and eat people. They also eat sheep, other horses, and even cats. If you get caught on the beach at the wrong time, they are on you before you can escape.

"The creature is as black as peat at midnight, and its lips are pulled back into a fearsome grin. The ears are long and wickedly pointed toward each other, less like a horse and more like a demon. They remind me of shark egg pouches. The nostrils are long and thin to keep the sea out. Eyes black and slick: a fish's eyes.

This is scarier than Jaws. They can eat you in the water or on land. And they only live on the small island of Thisby off the coast of England.

Read the whole review at: http://www.examiner.com/young-adult-fiction-in-chicago/the-scorpio-races-by-maggie-stiefvater-review