Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Read: August 2015
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Description from Goodreads:
Time is slipping away....Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she's helpless to change anything.
Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.
The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?
Review: This is one great book! From the first page, this book takes two pages almost, to hit the action! I really loved Tella as a character, and she reacts to the situation the way any normal person would. The plot line grabbed me very quickly, and never stopped going. One can see where the "Hunger Games" comparisons come from, but reading it, you can see the differences. I liked how the point of the whole race/games was saving NOT killing. Veronica Scott also introduces a new element to the book, by adding "aids" to each of the contenders. It's really cool to see each "aids" powers, and how they help the contenders. I can't wait to read the next in the series!
Favourite Quotes: “If my hair gets any frizzier, I'll shave it to the scalp. Or light it on fire. Whichever is easier.”― Victoria Scott,
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Recommended for people who like: The Hunger Games, action, thrillers, survival, YA, tiny bit of romance