So in TITANS, you'll find a story wrapped tightly around two girls who ...more
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***
Titans by Victoria Scott
Publication Date: February 23, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher
Summary (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 engi ...more
"I'm thirteen years old the day I first witness the Titans run."
*sigh* I absolutely loathe writing reviews for three-star books. They're not awful, they're not good, they straddle that irritating line of indifference.
That's mostly what I felt about Titans: indifference. The concept itself is quite good. Steampunk (?) horse races and a promise of focus on female friendships.
Astrid and Magnolia's relationship is never as fleshed out and complex as I wanted it to be. Magnolia is the stereotypi ...more
I adore Victoria Scott's books. Titans is no exception! There are some key elements that just made this book stand out for me and made it quite refreshing.
Family and Friends
Oh, how I adore books with strong family ties and great friendships. And guess what? The entire premise of this book is built on just that. It's family (and maybe a bit of stubbornness and pride) that leads Astrid to enter the Titans race to begin wi ...more
Titans is similar to The Scorpio Races, which is one of my favorite books of all time, but I didn't feel like it was coping it (I have seen a review that compares the two books and they do have a lot in common but I didn't really notice how similar they are while I was reading it.)
I love how Astrid continued so race even a ...more
When I first heard about this book, my first thought was a comparision between Titans and The Scorpio Races. It's a dangerous thing, to compare your one of favorite books to another, and I'm afraid I fell victim to that. I thought Titans would be similar to The Scorpio Races, and in a way, it was very similar, but it was also very different, and not necessarily in a good way.
The general concept of the story isn't very original, hence why it gave i ...more
Take away that detail - this book was fantastic, thrilling and extremely enjoyable. Devoured it in a day and I'm not even sorry.
Full review to come...
Review posted at Step Into Fiction
Listen, if I would've done my research before reading this book I would' ...more
Now imagine that this horse is made out of steel...
OMIGOD THIS WAS SOOOO GOOD! It was so exciting and I was always surprised by what came next. Plus, horses! I love horses! I love the relationship that Astrid and her Titan had! (Is it a spoiler if I say his name? Not sure.)
Slightly more articulate review to come later (if I have some time). But definitely read it, guys! It's a fantastic book that you won't want to miss, especially if you love horses. ...more
I didn't know what to expect with this book, and I think that was actually a fantastic thing because I ended up constantly wondering where Scott was going to head with the story ... and I was never disappointed. Titans is less fantasy and more urban fantasy. It takes place in a near future version of Detroit when the economy there has pretty much collapsed. Her family is struggling to keep afloat after her father loses ...more
Titans isn't my usual fare - there's no kissing, no great romance, no relationship angst. But there IS love - the love a girl has for her family, her friends, and for her horse. Victoria Scott is absolutely at her best when she's writing about the very special bonds that humans have wit ...more
The Titans are mechanical horses that race on custom tracks in an area of suburban Detroit that is positively depressed. Most without jobs, the last thing some of these fans need is an incentive to gamble their life savings away. But the excitement is too much of a draw, even for thirteen year old best friends Ast ...more
Titans delivers an engaging read with a great concept. It also delivers fantastic, yet quirky, characters that you cannot help but fall in love with. This is a quick read that is very easy to get lost in. It has a very addictive quality to it and I loved that.
Our main character Astrid is great and I really loved her. She is incredibly strong and determined and I admired her in so many ways. I cannot imagine being 17 and in her position. Her family ...more
the Titans will run...."
Titans is an young adult book that has science fiction, action, and a fascinationg story-line. Titans revolves around a young girl named Astrid who is fascinated with the titan races that uses mechanical, scientifically designed horses to race against each other. The closest Astrid gets to the actual races is watching them from behind a fence from afar..until.....by a chance meeting with an mysterious old man she actually gets the opportunity to compete in t ...more
I loved all the characters. I loved the plot. I loved the action. I loved the Titans. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!
The beginning is kind of slow and stumbles a bit to find its footing, but once Astrid's Titan is introduced, the story really took off. I'm SOOOOOO glad a romance wasn't forced upon Astrid. <3 More books focusing on platonic relations ...more
I wanted to read Titans because I loved Victoria Scott's first series and wanted more of her writing, characters and world building.
Astrid is the main character and she is smart and driven and very interested in the Titan races. it's something she loves because of the horses which are a blend of animal and machine from what I understand that about 10% through. she loves The mechanics, the how and why to things so the build and the computer coding to get the animals to race and be good at what ...more
Quick & Dirty: Action-packed story with a very unique setting. I enjoyed this book, I just wish there had been more romance in it!
Opening Sentence: Tonight, the Titans will run.
Imagine all the speed and engineering of a race car and combine it with the love and luck that come with horse racing, wouldn’t that be magic? In the city of Detroit magic is happening in the form of Titans! Titans are special designed mechanical horses that are built to comp ...more
Why does Victoria Scott books always hit me really hard in the feels? I haven't cried over a book in a long time, and during the last chapter of this book I had tears pouring down my face. This book is a MUST READ of 2016. Despite the fantasy aspect of the Titans (Mechanical horses!), Victoria's novel is full of real world problems, a strong female friendship, and tons of girl power.
I liked Astrid from page one. She is determined and fierce. ...more
Horses, Horses and even more horses! After reading "Riders" by Veronica Rossi I knew that the next book which was going to win me was this one. I can admit in all seriousness that Victoria Scott is the only author capable of writing amazing animal characters in YA. If you have read her other series "Fire & Blood" you'll understand my statement.
In TITANS, Astrid lives with her family in Detroit, where the games of the metal horses are held. Riders parti ...more
I loved how the characters had a background that contributed to make them who they were at the time of the story. I didn't like her dad, though. His pride was hurtful to his family, and that her mother would stand by and let that happen was also annoying. (view spoiler)[ I mean, his pride was the reason the family would lose their home, all because he wouldn't let anyone else but he be the provider... (hide spoiler)]
The ending was pretty sad, and ...more
TITANS was so much more than I was expecting. This story of a girl named Astrid grabbed me from the very beginning and the Titans sealed the deal. This book was so amazing.
Every since Astrid was little she loved going to the Cyclone Track and watching the Titan races. She never imagined that she would get any closer to the magical machines. But when she gets the chance to actually race a Titan in the annual races? It's literally a dream come tru...more