The Friday 56 #104 ~ Titans

Posted: April 29, 2016 in The Friday 56
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Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice.


This is a really fun meme!

The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader and find a sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Then go over to Freda’s Voice and leave your link so we can visit your 56!

My 56 for this week is from


by Victoria Scott



Genre: YA Fantasy

My 56 from the hard cover.

When the titan realizes it’s free, it raises up on its back legs and hooves the air. I fall back, transfixed by the machine’s size, glimpsing my reflection in the black steel.


Read on if you want to know more.


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.



I pre-ordered this book and couldn’t wait for my hard cover copy. I had to delay starting it as I had a bunch of review books I needed to read first. Just getting started and it’s hooked me but good!


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  1. Kathy Martin says:

    This does sound good. I like the idea of titans. Today I am featuring Dragon Harper by Anne McCaffrey as I work to lower TBR mountain. Happy reading!

  2. I hope the book is turning out to be everything you hoped for. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  3. I am glad you are liking it. I tried reading a book by this author and ended up DNFing it so now I am leery…lol. This one sounds interesting.

    Friday Memes

  4. Bev Bouwer says:

    Sounds like a good read for titan lovers! It has got a great cover too. I’m featuring Fortune’s Rocks this week. Enjoy your weekend.

  5. Sounds like a great premise. I like a rags-to-riches story.
    My Friday post features FELICITY’S POWER.

  6. Breana M. says:

    I’ve been meaning to get this book, because I do enjoy novels by Victoria Scott.

  7. It definitely sounds interesting and I like the 56. I’ll have to look for this one.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      It’s one I was waiting for and then when I got it, I made myself wait a while before starting it. LOL I’m reading it now and enjoying it a lot.

  8. Freda Mans says:

    This is one I definitely want to read! Happy weekend!

  9. This one sounds action packed. Thanks for stopping by my bllog! I was just making all my pitstops too! I hope your other readers will visit me…

  10. blackmutts says:

    Sounds fun, and I love the cover!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Lots of fun and I love that cover too. I have a signed post I’m going to get framed!

  11. Maria D. says:

    I really enjoyed the 56 – can completely see it in my mind. This sounds like a fun book – hope you enjoy the rest of it. Thanks for visiting my Friday meme

  12. Sounds like a fascinating read….thanks for sharing; and thanks for visiting my blog.

  13. I can’t believe I haven’t heard of this novel. I love the cover for this one a lot. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  14. LadyD Piano says:

    I love action packed writing and this snippet is over the top! Thanks for sharing. Love the cover art, too. I think I would enjoy this one. Happy reading!

  15. This sounds so cool – I’ve already got this one on my tbr! :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).