Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Titans

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!


TITANS
Victoria Scott
Young Adult
Available February 2016 from Scholastic

From Goodreads:

Ever since the Titans first appeared in her Detroit neighborhood, Astrid Sullivan’s world has revolved around the mechanical horses. She and her best friend have spent countless hours watching them and their jockeys practice on the track. It’s not just the thrill of the race. It’s the engineering of the horses and the way they’re programmed to seem so lifelike. The Titans are everything that fascinates Astrid, and nothing she’ll ever touch.

She hates them a little, too. Her dad lost everything betting on the Titans. And the races are a reminder of the gap between the rich jockeys who can afford the expensive machines to ride, and the working class friends and neighbors of Astrid’s who wager on them.

But when Astrid’s offered a chance to enter an early model Titan in this year’s derby, well, she decides to risk it all. Because for a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, it’s more than a chance at fame or money. Betting on herself is the only way she can see to hang on to everyone in the world she cares about.
 

Some of you might be wondering why I picked this book given there's no mention of a romance in the synopsis and you all know I LIVE for  all things swoon-worthy in my books. But you know what this book has instead? HORSES! I grew up riding horses, so the minute I saw this cover I knew this was the book for me. I want a mechanical horse of my very own. I would ride her to the bank. And the grocery store. And on any and all other errands because how badass would that be? 

Yes to Astrid and her early model Titan! I'm rooting for them already.

29 comments:

  1. Oooh this one sounds good!! I read Scott's FIRE & FLOOD and really enjoyed it, so I have pretty high hopes for this one. I wish I grew up with horses! Horses are so much cooler than cars. ;)

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    1. Horses are pretty awesome Jen:) I really loved the Fire & Flood series too, so I'm really excited for this!

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  2. Really interesting cover, it's a new book to me.

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  3. This sounds really interesting - and very different! I like the cover. Powerful!

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  4. Yes! Dying to read this one!! Love the cover!

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    1. ME TOO! I need it to come out sooner:)

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  5. This sounds really amazing and I'm absolutely in love with the cover!!! So pretty! I can imagine it being all shiny and metallic in the hardcoverr! COVER LUST!

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    1. Yessssss Pili! I want the hardcover in my hands asap:)

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  6. I wasn't the biggest fan of her previous series (a lot had to do with my mood), but I'm super excited for this one. I love that it has mechanical horses!! And knowing Victoria Scott, I'm pretty sure this one will have a romance. :D
    Lovely pick, Jenny!

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    1. I'm hoping there's a little romance in there somewhere Nick, but if not, there are MECHANICAL HORSES. Yes.

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  7. I think this will end up being one that I will have to read as well Jenny!

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  8. I've never read anything by Victoria Scott but I would like to! I'm oddly not the biggest fan of animal-focused books or movies, but this one has been catching my eye.

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    1. I have to read anything with horses. Or Dragons. I can't help it ;-)

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  9. Horses? Oh yea... I agree, I'd read this one too! Great choice!

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  10. I love this cover and the blurb sounds interesting. It reminded me of The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention, Jenny!

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    1. YES! I loved The Scorpio Races, so I'm really looking forward to this one:)

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  11. Fantastic pick! I added the count down widget to my site. Already preordered the print copy. I just know this will be made into a movie. Mechanical horses with human jockeys. How awesome is that!

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    1. Right? *twiddles thumbs and attempts to be patient*

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  12. This sounds amazing Jenny! And hey, it's ok to go for something different sometimes, helps keep things fresh ;) I'd never heard about this one but now I really want to read it too :D Awesome pick^^ ♥

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