Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott!!


A modern day thrill ride, where a teen girl and her animal companion must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother's life—and her own.

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?


Fire & Flood was everything a book needs. The plot was original, the characters were simply amazing, the romance was done well, and the writing was superb.

Full review will be up once I've processed this awesomeness.

6/5 stars<===not even kidding.

*Edit* 1/28/2014

"I'd like to officially welcome you to the Brimstone Bleed. May the bravest contender win."

Fire & Flood was a brilliant piece of work. The story takes place with Tella; who just so happens to have a very sick brother. Her life changed when her family up and moved to Montana after her brother became ill. It's then that Tella find a little blue box on her bed that contains a white ear piece device. When she puts the device to her ear, a woman's voice comes on and starts talking about the Brimstone Bleed. But before she can finish the message, her father takes the device away and later on tried to get rid of the device.

Tella then knows that the device is no ordinary device and that she needs to go and get it and see what's making her parents so uncomfortable.

It turns out that Tella is a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed, a 3 month long race that has the ultimate prize of winning the Cure. By cure, I mean the medication that could save her brother Cody's life. The race takes place across the jungle, desert, ocean, and mountains. Although, we only see Tella go through the jungle and the desert.

Along the way through this epic race, all Contenders get what's called a Pandora. A type of animal that is made up of different breeds with special powers. Um, well that explanation sucks but once you read it, you'll understand:)

Anyways, the cast of characters we get to meet and the descriptions placed in the jungle and desert; was absolutely phenomenal. There was never a dull moment while reading and the story was intriguing. Fire & Flood is full of secrets, twists, conspiracies, and romance that will make you tingle all over.

The feels. I have the feels for this book. After I finished reading the book, I laid in bed and just kept thinking about it. You're probably wondering who the sexy guy is in the story. Fear not my friends, our hero's name is Guy. He is the strong, silent type. And not to mention he is sexy as all get out. From the very beginning Guy is helpful to Tella yet he still glares at her as if she is the plague. Even through those glares, you could still feel their chemistry. I liked Guy immediately.

Usually I hate when books get turned into movies, but in this case, I welcome it. I could totally see Fire & Flood being made into a movie. I believe it could possibly be the next "Hunger Games". But that's just my opinion.

Tella is a likeable character; she's quirky and fun. I loved seeing her grow into a warrior and I can only see her getting stronger. I need this next book asap.

Trust when I say you don't want to miss out on this wonderful book full of so many surprises. You will not be able to put this down!

*review copy provided by Scholastic via NetGalley for an honest review. 

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