book jacket for The Scorpio RacesScorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Stay alive, stay astride, out of the bloody water. Every year, the Scorpio Races are run beneath the cliffs of Skarmouth. To race the savage water horses can be suicide. But the danger is irresistible... Read a sample.