Fire & Flood #2
Author: Victoria Scott
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction
Released: February 24th 2015
Review Source: Scholastic Press
In Fire & Flood, Tella Holloway faced a dangerous trek through the jungle and across the desert, all to remain a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed for a chance at obtaining the Cure for her brother. She can't quit--she has to win the race, save Cody, and then fight to make sure the race stops before it can claim any more lives. In the next legs of the race, across the ocean and over mountains, Tella will face frostbite, sharks, avalanche, and twisted new rules in the race.
But what if the danger is deeper than that? How do you know who to trust when everyone's keeping secrets? What do you do when the person you'd relied on most suddenly isn't there for support? How do you weigh one life against another?
The race is coming to an end, and Tella is running out of time, resources, and strength. At the start of the race there were one hundred twenty-two Contenders. As Tella and her remaining friends start the final part of the race, just forty-one are left--and only one can win.
Guess who loves this series? Shannon loves this series. Now that we’ve established the obvious, let’s get down to business. So we’re back at the Brimstone Bleed, a race for survival, a race to save a life. The contenders are to race through the four ecosystems, jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain and be the first person at the end to get the one and only cure of their loved one. In Fire & Flood our contenders have survived through the jungle and desert, with just two more to go anything could happen, anyone could win, and not everyone will cross the finish line.
You know what I love best about this series? Tella Holloway. The way Scott writes her makes her so believable as a teenager, I found her annoying at times, and even stronger in others. She loves fiercely and her heart is unbelievably huge. She is not only fighting for a cure for her brother, Cody, but she’s fighting for her friends in the Brimstone Bleed, and the Pandoras.
Speaking of the Pandoras, they are probably my second favorite thing about this series, Guy Chambers is in a close running, but the Pandoras win. For genetically altered/made they have such a strong personality and a true presence in the story. If they weren’t around our contenders wouldn’t have a shot at even finishing the race, let along actually winning.
This is a series that should definitely be checked out by any fan of young adult survival stories, dystopian, or The Hunger Games. The characters are fun, strong, and real. They’re not perfect, they make mistakes, and dwell on things that shouldn’t be, but overall they’re true.
Check out my review for Fire & Flood, book 1.
In case you missed it during the holidays, This is Teen & Victoria Scott shared a video where she reads the 1st chapter from Salt & Stone! Enjoy!!!