Oh, where do I even begin? FIRE & FLOOD amazed me!! Seriously, I was not expecting FIRE & FLOOD to be as amazing as it was! It is definitely a "MUST READ OF 2014!"
I have to admit, the beginning drove me insane! The main character Tella, was SO annoying, whinny and the most childish Main Character that I have read, maybe even ever! BUT, as the book progressed and Tella actually found out that there was a way to save her brother, she changed. She became determined, stronger, motivated, and SO much less annoying! She became a fighter! It's like she became a totally different person all together. Granted she still had her occasional sixteen year old moments, but she knew what needed to be done, and she knew whining about them was not going to take her over the finish line. And she even started cracking me up about half through the book! I was laughing pretty much every other paragraph! I mean she was saying the most stupidest/funniest things, and I'm thinking "When the hell did Tella become a comedian because this girl is seriously cracking me up?" But I also came to see why it was important for Tella to be the way she was in the beginning. What fun would it of been if we had this baddass, tough chick from the beginning? Well yeah, that might of been great. But I think it was important to see Tella as she was; a normal sixteen year old girl, whining about hair and nail polish. Then to watch her as she was willing to throw it all away to save her brother, and grow into a strong, determined young adult, who will endure anything to save the one she loves! Tella really became an amazing character by the end of the book. And I came to appreciate her in the beginning because of who she became at the end! Does that make since?
What would you do to save the one you love? Would you go to any limit for a chance of bringing the one you love back to good health? Would you battle the most brutal environments just to compete for a slim chance to get a cure for the one you love? Would you be willing to kill someone if need be, in-order to survive and bring home the cure?
Well that's exactly what Tella and every other contender in The Brimstone Bleed is prepared to do in-order to save the one they love!
Tella, a Sixteen year old girl is determined to find a way to save her brother from the disease eating away at his body. And the only chance she has is competing in a vicious race against a hundred or so more contenders, all there for the same thing, The CURE!
Every contender is given the opportunity to save a love one. They've been invited into the Brimstone Bleed, where contenders will race through 4 ecosystems: Jungle, Desert, Mountains, and Sea. They will be forced to endure the harsh environments with very limited resources. But luckily, every contender enters the race with a Pandora egg, which will later hatch and in essence become their only life line in the race! Their Pandora animal is special, not like regular animals, and they will have to rely on their Pandora's if their going to have any chance of winning this race or even surviving period!
The race is on, and their can only be ONE winner out of so many! But after each ecosystem is completed, the winner of that particular ecosystem will be granted a small prize and given the opportunity to return home if they wish. But there is ONLY one winner that will win the complete cure to save one single person, and everyone is there to save someone they love, and most are willing to do just about ANY thing to win the race and get the Cure!
Tella will face many obstacles and hardships along the way. But she teams up with a group of other contenders all agreed to travel together until the final leg of the race, then it will be every man for themselves. But Tella can't help to feel close to her group and want to help them, not make it harder for them, for the ecosystems does that enough. But there is one particular boy that looks at her as she is different. He is distant, and rough around the edges, but something about this boy is pulling her closer and closer to him. But what will happen when the time comes to battle her friends for the cure? Will she be able to do what needs to be done when the time comes for every man to stand on there own?
FIRE & FLOOD is a book that is NOT to be missed! It satisfies all cravings for, action, adventure, blood-shed, survival, betrayal, love, and of course romance!
Victoria Scott, PLEASE bring on the next one, because I will be holding my breath until then!!!
So, what did you think of my review?
Will you be reading FIRE & FLOOD??
Will you be reading FIRE & FLOOD??