The story alternates between two characters and each have a distinct voice and background. Both are orphans, but on an island plagued by carnivorous horses that isn't rare. The island is full of interesting characters and the tension remains high throughout as they train for the races that may give them their heart's desire or kill them. I’d give this to readers looking for a gritty story with supernatural creatures or an unconventional romance.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Tags: Animals, Character Driven, Romance, Supernatural