Sunday, December 29, 2013

5 Star Review & Giveaway: Fire & Flood (Victoria Scott)

Fire & Flood (Fire & Flood, #1)Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: February 25th 2014 by Scholastic Press
ARC Provided by Publisher for Honest Review

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? 

Victoria Scott

Victoria Scott is a teen fiction writer represented by Sara Crowe. She's the author of the FIRE & FLOOD series published by Scholastic, and the DANTE WALKER trilogy published by Entangled Teen. Her books have been bought and translated in ten foreign markets including the UK, Turkey, China, Poland, Germany, Australia, Israel, Brazil, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.
Victoria lives in Dallas with her husband and hearts cotton candy something fierce.

SERIOUSLY?? I MEAN SERIOUSLY??? Yeah this book was THAT good! I am already dying to get my hands on the sequel!! This is by far one of my favorite young adult books of 2014! It is full of intense action scenes, drama, survival stories, and yep some incredible romance. 

The story is about a young girl, Tella, who is given the chance to enter a competition where the winner will recieve a cure for any illness or disease for ONE person. You have to choose to enter the competition within 48 hours or you lose your chance. Tella does not even think twice about it. She immediately runs off to enter the competition. With no information or background on the competitoin...Tella really has no idea what she is getting into but she will soon learn....and fast. 

The competition is called The Brimstone Bleed and will last three months and the competition will take place over four ecosystems: desert, sea, mountains, and jungle. The competitors all get to choose one "Egg" also known as a pandora which will hatch into an animal that has been created in order to help their "Contender" survive the race. I will have to say that this is my favorite part about the entire book. Yes I love the survival story but the pandoras have my heart. I have such a weakness for animals and the pandoras are just phenomenal. I dont want to give away too much about this incredible story that involves these pandoras so you must definitely read this book and experience it for yourself!!!

"If your hearing this message, you are invited to be a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. All contenders must report within forty-eight hours to select their Pandora companions. If you do not appear within forty-eight hours, your invitation will be eliminated." 

"The Pandora Selection Process will take place at the Old Red Museum. The Pandora you choose is of the utmost importance, for it will be your only source of assistance throughtout the race." 

"The Brimstone Bleed will last three months and will take place across four eco-systems: desert, sea, mountains, jungle. The winning prize will be the Cure-a remedy for any illness, for any single person."

"There can only be one champion."

I love Tella and her character. She is so strong and independant. She loves her family so much and enters the race in order to get the cure for her brother, Cody, who suffers from a illness that could result in death. Along this journey Tella meets so many incredible people. One of my favorites is Guy. When they first meet they do not like each other at all....but of course that changes...and their relationship turns into something so incredible. 

"All the fears I've held inside rush out. It's like he's asking for them, saying he'll carry them for me. I press back against him and curl into a ball."

I just love every aspect of this book. Every page has something new and amazing. Their are so many trials and tribulations that Tella has to overcome. One minute I would find myself crying and then the next cheering! This book is one of those that just stays with you and instead of just reading it...You actually EXPERIENCE it. I love Victoria Scott's writing style and she is now on my favorite authors list. I will be reading anything and everything that she writes now!!! WOW! 

If you liked Hunger Games, Divergent, or The Testing then you will love this book! Please check it out! It is truly phenomenal!!! I am giving away an ARC to go along with my review so please enter the giveaway for a chance at this amazing suspense-filled book!!!! SEQUEL NEEDED NOW!!!!

I have to give a HUGE shout-out to Scholastic for honoring me with an ARC of this phenomenal book!!! Fire & Flood is just incredible!!! 


  1. I'm dying to read Sweet Reckoning by wendy Higgins and white hot kiss by jennifer l. Armentrout.

  2. I meant to reply hero meant to reply here...sorry about the double comment!

    I was most excited about Cassandra Clare's City of Heavenly Fire, however Cassandra Clare and Holly Black are releasing The Iron Trail in October!!! Can't wait!!!!

  3. I am looking forward to so many books! Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins, Into The Still Blue by Veronica Rossi, Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi... and so many more!

  4. I´m looking forward to read Bending Adversity by David Pilling :)

  5. Besides F&F? Throne of Glass #3. Cress. City of Heavenly Fire.

  6. Looking forward to this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Sweet reckoning and this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. there are a lot of books im looking forward to in 2014!! Unbound (kami garcia), Sweet Reckoning (wendy higgins), After The End (amy plum), Warm Bodies #2 (isaac marion) Perfect Lies (kiersten white) and a bunch more!!!!! thanks for the giveaway!!!

  9. Cassandra Clare's City of Heavenly Fire!

  10. I'm looking forward to the next George RR Martin book.

  11. It's still untitled but I'm most excited about the 3rd book in the Falling Kingdom series by Morgan Rhodes! :)

  12. I'm looking forward to reading this book Fire &Flood. Also Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodges.

  13. What a raving review! This book is obviously good. Survival? Romance? Drama? Now I really want this book.