Can't tell you much yet (I'm only a couple chaps in), but "The Scorpio Races" looks like a very well-written YA full of mythical horses and characters that I made a connection with almost immediately. This is a more literary read than my usual boy/girl-saves-the-world adventure. Will tell you more in a few days.
Sigh. Now how am I supposed to get any writing done, when I keep stumbling across books I want to read instead? I'll just call this "researching the competition" and leave it at that!