Waiting on Wednesday - Titans by Victoria Scott10:00 AM
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Release Date: February 23, 2016
Publisher: Scholastic Press
From Victoria Scott, author of FIRE & FLOOD, comes a thrilling story of impossible odds.
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.
Mechanical horses, dangerous races, and tension between social classes... I need Victoria Scott's new novel Titans in my hands. Like right now. And I've read that Titans is very focused on Astrid's friendship with her best friend, Magnolia, which makes me just as excited! Yes, girl power! Now add in the thrill and uncertainty of horse races, and taking risks for a dream, and you've got a book that's definitely highly anticipated. I'm glad the wait is almost over!