Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Titans by Victoria Scott Review and Giveaway #VMafia

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.

Hardcover320 pages

Published February 23rd 2016 by Scholastic Press

About the Author

Victoria Scott is the author of TITANS, FIRE & FLOOD, SALT & STONE, HEAR THE WOLVES (2017), and VIOLET GRENADE (2017). She is published by Scholastic and Entangled Teen, and is represented by Sara Crowe. Her latest novel, TITANS, has received two starred reviews, and FIRE & FLOOD was nominated as a YALSA Teens' Top 10 book of 2015. Victoria's novels have been translated into eight foreign languages. The author lives in Dallas, and loves hearing from readers.

My Review

With heart and imagination, Titans will "race" you away into an amazing world that proves that with determination, the underdog can reach her dreams.

Titans...Mechanical horses, that look real and are controlled by their jockeys race intense tracks full of unexpected obstacles.  One Titan is special...the first Titan....Padlock.

Astrid, the main character in this story, has dealt with loss because of these Titans.  Gambling debts have caused the family to lose everything..and not only material items.  There is stress in the home, and Astrid may have to move again, leaving her best friend behind.

Until a day when she sneaks to the track, and helps an old man who is struggling with the heat of summer, she finds that her dreams of riding a Titan can come true.

LOVED this story.

The story is as beautiful as the cover.  Astrid is desperate... desperate to keep from moving, to keep her best friend, and most importantly to keep her family together.  Titans is full of hope.  With characters that are easy to fall is love with, you will feel an intense connection from the moment you meet them.  The races totally threw me...I was pleasantly surprised with the unique obstacles that happened throughout to make the races more intense.  This story has so much to offer...friendships, loyalty, surprises..It's an amazing read..It was full of laughs, heart aches and tears. Everyone should have a BFF like Magnolia!  A read that pull at all your emotions...but leave you with that satisfied feeling....Titans has all the ingredients for a fantastic read.


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  1. I haven't read a book by Victoria Scott yet but I've been dying to get my hands on Titan. It sounds like such a fascinating and amazing book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. I haven't read anything by this author yet but Titans sounds really good. :)