Yesterday, the gorgeous, glorious cover for Victoria Scott’s new book Titans was released. I kind of love it, for two key reasons: sideways covers always appeal to me (don’t know why, they just do), and blue covers are my jam. Also, horses!
It’s really no surprise that I am beyond excited for this new book, since I kind of loved Victoria’s Fire & Flood series (someone, give me a third one, stat!). If you missed the memo, you can catch my reviews of Fire & Flood here, and Salt & Stone here. So best part of my day yesterday? The amazing news that I would be part of the TITANS Jockeys!
So let’s drool over the cover, and then you can enter the amazing giveaway that Victoria has set up!Titans by Victoria Scott
Published by Scholastic Press on February 23rd 2016
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.
You can win a Titans poster, and a stack of amazing books (US only, sorry!):