One of my favorite things to peruse on Tumblr is a little thing called the “YA Lit Meme” or “YA Aesthetics“. I haven’t seen much of it on book blogs outside of Tumblr but every time I see one, I pretty much fall in love. In case you’re not familiar with the masterpieces on Tumblr, YA Aesthetics are essentially photo collages (as well as other representations — but my favorites happen to be the collages) featuring physical representations of prominent things in the book — important places, what a character might look like or wear, special objects, even quotes.
I recently re-read THE SCORPIO RACES, bringing my total read count up to three. When I first read it a few years back, I wasn’t quite prepared for the beauty of the story. Once I re-read, I was totally in love. On my third read, I vowed to re-listen (yes, I listen to the audio each year because Steve West + Fiona Hardingham = perfection) every year and I hope that’s a tradition I will continue!
The story has really come to life for me and I love picking up more each read. I can really picture Thisby, Puck, Sean, the scenery, and the horses so instead of reviewing the book for a third time, I decided to share more the visual side and how the book comes to life for me!
YA AESTHETICS: THE SCORPIO RACES
So what do you think? Is this how you pictured The Scorpio Races?
And if you love collages for YA Lit, you should definitely check out What Sarah Read! She’s been creating photo collages for her reviews and they’re just lovely! I adore this one she did for PASSENGER by Alex Bracken!