Monday, February 17, 2014

Rockstar Book Tours Review & Giveaway: Fire & Flood (Victoria Scott)

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I am just BEYOND thrilled to be a part of this blog tour for this INCREDIBLE book!! I cannot express how great this book is! I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Rockstar Book Tours and Victoria Scott for allowing me to have a spot on the tour!!

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?

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Victoria Scott is a teen fiction writer represented by Sara Crowe of the Harvey-Klinger Literary Agency. 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 eleven foreign markets including the UK, Turkey, China, Poland, Israel, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Taiwan, 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!!!!

10 finished copies of FIRE & FLOOD US Only

Tour Schedule

Week One:

2/17/2014- Two Chicks on Books- Guest Post

2/17/2014- Curling Up With A Good Book- Review

2/18/2014- No BS Book Reviews- Review

2/19/2014- Fiktshun- Guest Post

2/19/2014- Ketch's Book Nook- Review

2/20/2014- Step Into Fiction- Review

2/21/2014- Bewitched Bookworms- Interview

2/21/2014- Seeing Night Reviews- Review

Week Two:

2/24/2014- Bookish- Interview

2/24/2014- Nerdophiles- Review

2/25/2014- The Book Cellar- Review

2/26/2014- The Irish Banana Review- Review

2/26/2014- Cuddlebuggery- Guest Post

2/27/2014- Obsession with Books- Review

2/28/2014- Mundie Moms- Interview & Review

2/28/2014- iceyBooks- Review

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  1. I do truly enjoy reading books and this is a great review and i have been wanting to read for a while thanks for chance

    1. I absolutely loved this book and you will too!! Good luck in the giveaway!! :)

  2. I can't wait to read this book because everyone is raving about it. I guess my only worry is that it might be too much like The Hunger Games but I still want to give it a fair chance.

    Thanks for the great review I'm so glad that you loved it!

    1. I thought the same thing! I was worried it was going to be just like hunger games but it was so different and so AWESOME!!! You will love it!!

  3. this looks and sounds awesome!!! thanks for sharing!

  4. I love the cover! It sounds like a fantastic read!
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  5. This book sounds like it is going to be good!!! Can't wait to read it- thanks for the giveaway!!!

  6. I was lucky enough to have read this book and it was so fantastic. I am really dying to read it again. I'm such a huge, huge fans of Victoria's. Whatever she writes I will be the first person in line to read it. Thank you for your awesome review & the giveaway.


  8. Awesome review! I am so dying to get my hands on this book I heard so many great reviews about this one and it looks and sounds Fantastic and I love love the cover thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  9. Loooove the premise for this, and I've been craving a good action-y book recently. I'm super glad this has turned out as good as I hoped/expected :D

  10. This cover immediately grabbed my attention. I adore the simplicity of it. And the colors! Love it so much. And it sounds absolutely wonderful. From the few reviews that I have read, the book is just as wonderful as it sounds and I cannot wait to experience it for myself!